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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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Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Carolina 11-5 9-6-1 22.69 20.44 2.25 4-3-1 5-3 9-7 5-3 4-4
New Orleans 11-5 8-8 28.00 20.38 7.62 4-4 4-4 9-7 5-3 4-4
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
CAR 14.27 15.51 -1.25
NO 13.98 16.51 -2.53
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
CAR 10.50 10.44 0.06
NO 10.83 10.93 -0.1
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
CAR 4.29 3.99 0.3
NO 4.66 4.40 0.26
Team Records

Carolina Panthers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-5 6-2 5-3 9-6-1 4-3-1 5-3 22.69 20.44 2.25
vs Conf 7-5 4-2 3-3 6-6 3-3 3-3 20.08 20.50 -0.42
vs Div 1-2 0-0 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-2 16.00 18.67 -2.67
Last 3 2-1 2-0 0-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 21.00 21.67 -0.67

New Orleans Saints

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-5 7-1 4-4 8-8 4-4 4-4 28.00 20.38 7.62
vs Conf 8-4 6-0 2-4 6-6 4-2 2-4 27.50 21.75 5.75
vs Div 1-2 0-0 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-2 25.00 21.33 3.67
Last 3 2-1 2-0 0-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 26.00 21.00 5.00

NFL Wildcard Sunday Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 22.69 12 20.38 10
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 203.75 21 235.13 23
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 104.50 15 111.00 20
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 28.00 4 20.44 11
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 277.13 3 221.88 13
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 131.38 10 81.38 1

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Carolina 5-5 2-7-1 6-4 24.40 128.00 4.79 33.00 57.88 203.30 331.30 1.20
New Orleans 5-5 7-2-1 6-4 26.80 99.90 4.16 40.60 69.95 279.40 379.30 1.30

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Dec 3, 2017 CAR NO 21-31 112 167 279 1 148 252 400 1
Sep 24, 2017 NO CAR 34-13 149 213 362 0 132 156 288 3
Nov 17, 2016 NO CAR 20-23 107 264 371 2 50 173 223 0
Oct 16, 2016 CAR NO 38-41 103 303 406 2 63 460 523 1
Dec 6, 2015 CAR NO 41-38 175 322 497 3 70 264 334 1
Sep 27, 2015 NO CAR 22-27 70 310 380 2 119 312 431 0
Dec 7, 2014 CAR NO 41-10 271 226 497 0 92 218 310 2
Oct 30, 2014 NO CAR 28-10 105 270 375 2 109 122 231 2
Dec 22, 2013 NO CAR 13-17 126 239 365 2 81 141 222 1
Dec 8, 2013 CAR NO 13-31 128 111 239 0 69 304 373 0

NFL Wildcard Sunday Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Carolina Panthers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 31, 2017 ATL 10-22 L 5/44.5 L/U 87 161 248 60 311 371 3 A
Dec 24, 2017 TB 22-19 W -10/46.5 L/U 115 140 255 66 326 392 -2 H
Dec 17, 2017 GB 31-24 W -2.5/46.5 W/O 151 236 387 120 264 384 -4 H
Dec 10, 2017 MIN 31-24 W 2.5/40.5 W/O 216 129 345 100 256 356 -2 H
Dec 3, 2017 NO 21-31 L 5.5/47.5 L/O 112 167 279 148 252 400 0 A

New Orleans Saints

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 31, 2017 TB 24-31 L -6/50 L/O 92 231 323 110 345 455 -2 A
Dec 24, 2017 ATL 23-13 W -5/51 W/U 86 229 315 67 264 331 -1 H
Dec 17, 2017 NYJ 31-19 W -16.5/46.5 L/O 131 285 416 124 170 294 1 H
Dec 7, 2017 ATL 17-20 L 2.5/51.5 L/U 50 256 306 132 211 343 -2 A
Dec 3, 2017 CAR 31-21 W -5.5/47.5 W/O 148 252 400 112 167 279 0 H

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