NFL Wildcard Sunday: NFC South Rivals Saints and Panthers Square Off

NFL Wildcard Game

Panthers-Saints in NFL Wildcard Showdown

They finished with the same record in the NFC South. On Sunday, they’ll meet again to decide who moves on to the Divisional Round. The New Orleans Saints host the Carolina Panthers. Kickoff from the Superdome is at 4:40 PM ET on FOX.

The Saints are 6.5-point home favorites, up from –6 at the open. The total is at 47.5 after opening at 48.5.

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While both teams shared a record of 11-5 SU and 9-7 ATS, it was the Saints winning the NFC South. They took both regular-season games from Carolina. Improved running has helped turn the Saints into one of the best teams in the league this season.

When they met at the Superdome in Week 13, New Orleans prevailed 31-21 as a 6-point chalk. They got rushing touchdowns from both their Pro Bowl tailbacks: Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara.

Getting their defense sorted out has been even more important to New Orleans. The Panthers’ offense has been mediocre at best the past couple of seasons. QB Cam Newton hasn’t played like the man who was named league MVP in 2015. One of his top targets from last year, WR Ted Ginn Jr. is now a member of the Saints.
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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Carolina11-59-6-122.6920.442.254-3-15-39-75-34-4
New Orleans11-58-828.0020.387.624-44-49-75-34-4
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
CAR14.2715.51-1.25
NO13.9816.51-2.53
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
CAR10.5010.440.06
NO10.8310.93-0.1
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
CAR4.293.990.3
NO4.664.400.26
Team Records

Carolina Panthers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall11-56-25-39-6-14-3-15-322.6920.442.25
vs Conf7-54-23-36-63-33-320.0820.50-0.42
vs Div1-20-01-21-20-01-216.0018.67-2.67
Last 32-12-00-11-21-10-121.0021.67-0.67

New Orleans Saints

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall11-57-14-48-84-44-428.0020.387.62
vs Conf8-46-02-46-64-22-427.5021.755.75
vs Div1-20-01-21-20-01-225.0021.333.67
Last 32-12-00-11-21-10-126.0021.005.00

NFL Wildcard Sunday Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense22.691220.3810
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense203.7521235.1323
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense104.5015111.0020
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense28.00420.4411
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense277.133221.8813
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense131.381081.381

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Carolina5-52-7-16-424.40128.004.7933.0057.88203.30331.301.20
New Orleans5-57-2-16-426.8099.904.1640.6069.95279.40379.301.30

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Dec 3, 2017CARNO21-3111216727911482524001
Sep 24, 2017NOCAR34-1314921336201321562883
Nov 17, 2016NOCAR20-231072643712501732230
Oct 16, 2016CARNO38-411033034062634605231
Dec 6, 2015CARNO41-381753224973702643341
Sep 27, 2015NOCAR22-277031038021193124310
Dec 7, 2014CARNO41-102712264970922183102
Oct 30, 2014NOCAR28-1010527037521091222312
Dec 22, 2013NOCAR13-171262393652811412221
Dec 8, 2013CARNO13-311281112390693043730

NFL Wildcard Sunday Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Carolina Panthers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 31, 2017ATL10-22L5/44.5L/U87161248603113713A
Dec 24, 2017TB22-19W-10/46.5L/U11514025566326392-2H
Dec 17, 2017GB31-24W-2.5/46.5W/O151236387120264384-4H
Dec 10, 2017MIN31-24W2.5/40.5W/O216129345100256356-2H
Dec 3, 2017NO21-31L5.5/47.5L/O1121672791482524000A

New Orleans Saints

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 31, 2017TB24-31L-6/50L/O92231323110345455-2A
Dec 24, 2017ATL23-13W-5/51W/U8622931567264331-1H
Dec 17, 2017NYJ31-19W-16.5/46.5L/O1312854161241702941H
Dec 7, 2017ATL17-20L2.5/51.5L/U50256306132211343-2A
Dec 3, 2017CAR31-21W-5.5/47.5W/O1482524001121672790H

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