Saints Vs Panthers Odds & Final Score PredictionNoah Williams
A battle of NFC South opponents features two teams who suffered crushing losses last week when the New Orleans Saints visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The NFL Week 11 betting odds favor the Panthers by a field-goal. Kick-off is on NBC this Thursday, November 17th at 8:25 PM ET from the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Saints Vs Panthers Odds & Final Score Prediction
The Week 11 NFL odds opened with the Panthers as 4-point favorites to beat the Saints. The odds shifted to a field-goad differential. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 51.5. The moneyline favors the Panthers at -170 while you can cash in at +160 if you back the Saints.
What: New Orleans Saints (4-5) at Carolina Panthers (3-6)
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Charlotte, NC
Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
Spread: Panthers -3
Moneyline: New Orleans +160 vs Carolina -170
Game Total: 51.5
Listen: New Orleans vs Carolina
Why Bet The New Orleans Saints To Beat The Panthers
The Saints suffered loss at the hands of the Broncos last week, the final score was 25-23. A blocked extra-point returned for two points was the nail in the coffin. New Orleans is now 4-5 SU and 6-3 ATS this season. They average 29.4 points per game (2nd) and allow 29.2 points per game (30th).
"Still in disbelief, a little bit," quarterback Drew Brees said after the game against the Broncos. "Especially when you score at the end, you think that’s, I don’t want to say the game-winner, but listen, it puts you up by a point, then, ‘Hey, let’s see what happens.’ "
The Saints average 322.7 passing yards per game (1st). QB Drew Brees (2992 yards, 24 TDs & 7 INTs) threw two interceptions in the first half and then bounced back finishing the game 21 of 29 passes for 303 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. WR Brandin Cooks (44 rec, 694 yards, 6 TDs) had three catches for 98 yards and a touchdown. WR Willie Snead (42 rec, 522 yards, 4 TDs) reappeared on the score sheet after several weeks in the shadows. He caught five balls for 47 yards and two touchdowns. New Orleans averages 105.0 rushing yards per game (16th). RB Mark Ingram (115 car, 547 yards, 2 TDs) was a non-factor, rushing for 50 yards on 11 carries.
New Orleans has the 26th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 293.0 passing yards per game (28th) and 107.9 rushing yards per game (19th). The Saints have 17 sacks this season (22nd). Craig Robertson has 81 tackles and Nick Fairley 4.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Carolina Panthers To Beat The Saints
The Panthers had a 17-3 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs late in the game on Sunday but lost 20-17 after fumbling in their own half with 20 seconds in the game. Carolina is 3-6 SU and 2-6-1 ATS this season. They average 24.6 points per game (12th) and allow 25.1 points per game (23rd).
“It’s disappointing,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “We had every opportunity to win that football game today, and we didn’t take advantage of it.
Carolina averages 252.3 passing yards per game (15th). QB Cam Newton (1994 yards, 10 TDs & 7 INTs) completed 23 of 38 passes for 261 yards, with one touchdown and one interception against the Chiefs. WR Kelvin Benjamin (43 rec, 27 yards, 4 TDs) was his top target with seven catches for 84 yards. But he also was the fumbler that lost the game. The Panthers average 113.9 rushing yards per game (11th). Against Kansas City, they rushed for 99 yards, 54 were from Newton. RB Jonathan Stewart (92 car, 334 yards, 4 TDs) had only 39 rushing yards on Sunday.
The Panthers have the 15th-ranked total defense in the NFL. Carolina gives up 273.0 passing yards per game (23rd) and 79.0 rushing yards per game (2nd). They have recorded 27 sacks this season. Luke Kuechly leads the team with 88 tackles, and Mario Addison has 4.5 sacks.
Betting Trends For This Matchup:
- New Orleans is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- New Orleans is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Carolina is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Carolina is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- Carolina is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
- Carolina is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Carolina lost the first meeting of the season by a field goal. They won’t make the same mistakes and I am betting they win this one.
My final score prediction is New Orleans 27, Carolina 31.