Cam Newton, Kelvin Benjamin and the Carolina Panthers (3-8-1) head to New Orleans to face Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham and the Saints (5-7) in a perplexing NFC South where all of the teams have losing records and all but one have a shot at the division title, making this a crucial division tilt.
The home team Saints have a 10 point edge in the NFL week 14 betting spread over the visiting Panthers. The game total is 49.5 points.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 3, 2014
Matchup: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
Date: Dec. 07, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV Info: FOX
Radio: Carolina Vs New Orleans
Point Spread: Saints -10
Game Total: 49.5
Analyzing The Week 14 NFL ATS Betting Odds Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
Riverboat Ron’s Carolina Panthers haven’t won since October 5th, recording seven straight losses, including a 31-13 loss against the short-handed Minnesota Vikings last week. They have the 21st ranked total offense in the NFL averaging 328.9 yards per game and just 19.0 points a week. QB Cam Newton leads the 19th ranked passing offense in the league with 2586 passing yards, along with 13 TDs & 11 INTs with a 78.9 passer rating. RB Jonathan Stewart has plodded to 408 yards in 96 attempts and 2 TDs in this injury filled season, followed by Newton who has 342 yards on 73 attempts & 2 TDs. Rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin has 57 receptions for 824 yards & 8 TDs.
Carolina’s defense is the 17th in the NFL allowing 360.3 yards and 27.6 points per game. They have allowed more than 25 points in three of their last four games.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 3, 2014
The New Orleans Saints climbed to 5-7 after snapping a three-game losing streak by beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week by an improbable 35-32 score. The Saints have the second best total offense in the league, but they have problems putting points as they average 26.9 points per game, which signifys either too many turnovers or long trips to the red-zone without converting. QB Drew Brees went 19 of 27 passes for 257 yards, 5 TDs without 0 INTs against the Steelers, and he has reached 3748 yards, 27 TDs & 11 INT on the season. TE Jimmy Graham, who wasn’t even targeted in last week’s win, leads all team’s receivers with 65 receptions, 670 yards & 9 TDs. RB Mark Ingram has 767 yards on 172 rushing attempts with 6 TDs.
Saints players know to give "Game day Sean" Payton a wide berth http://t.co/6TBXFTQmnG
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 4, 2014
New Orleans’ total defense is the second from the bottom in the NFL allowing close to 390.5 yards & 26.5 points per game. They allowed 538 total yards from the Steelers last week, but most of those yards came late when the Saints were running scared of Big Ben’s arm.
Panthers’ head coach Ron Rivera is 3-4 against the Saints since he took the job in 2011. Saints head coach Sean Payton is 8-9 against the Panthers since 2006.
The Panthers are 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, but 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC South and 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 games in December.
The Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, but 25-10 ATS in their last 35 home games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games as a home favorite.