NFL Week 3 Pick- New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers NFL Football

Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints in Tough NFC South

A big NFC South rivalry will be renewed in one of the early games on Sunday. The New Orleans Saints are going on the road to face the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Game time is set for 1 p.m. (ET).

BetAnySports has opened the Panthers as six-point favorites with the total set at 49. The line now has the Panthers as 5.5-point favorites and the total is down to 46.

Saints Have to be Better on Defense

New Orleans has been playing from behind early in the season. They have a 29-19 loss to Minnesota as a three-point road underdog. Also a 36-20 defeat at the hands of New England as a six-point underdog at home. The total has gone OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in each ball game. It has gone OVER in six of New Orleans’ last eight games overall. The Saints head into Carolina with a profitable 6-2-1 record against the spread in their last nine road games.

The one constant with New Orleans on offense is a prolific passing game led by veteran quarterback Drew Brees. Granted that his team has been trying to keep pace with a defense that has allowed a combined 65 points in two games. Brees is third in the league in passing yards with 647 after completing 54 of his 82 attempts. The Saints’ ground game has not kept pace with just 141 rushing yards on the year.

Carolina Panthers Looking to Get Offense on Track

Carolina probably would not earn all that many style points in its first two contests. They are at 2-0 straight-up and is back on track in the NFC South after falling to 6-10 in 2016. The Panthers rolled over San Francisco 23-3 on opening day. They were listed as four-point road favorites. The Panthers ground out a 9-3 victory against Buffalo on Sunday as six-point favorites at home. The total stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line in both games. It has stayed UNDER in four of their last six home games. The total has also stayed UNDER in 11 of Carolina’s last 14 home games against the Saints.

Cam Newton has been effective under center in his first two starts this year. He is not lighting things up in the passing game. He has done a fairly good job at managing the offense while also taking care of the ball. Kelvin Benjamin leads the team in receiving yards with 102. Rookie running back Christian McCaffrey leads in receptions with nine. Credit the Panthers’ defense with the strong start after keeping both of its first two opponents out of the end zone.

I would have to go with Carolina at home this Sunday, but when it comes to betting this game, I would stick with the UNDER on BetAnySports’ 46-point total line.

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
New Orleans0-20-219.5032.50-130-10-12-01-01-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records
New Orleans Saints
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf0-10-00-10-10-00-119.0029.00-10.00
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-
Last 30-20-10-10-20-10-119.5032.50-13.00

Carolina Panthers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf1-00-01-01-00-01-023.003.0020.00
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-
Last 32-01-01-01-0-10-0-11-016.003.0013.00


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense19.50153.001
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense284.008107.003
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense60.002269.0010
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense16.002232.5031
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense178.0023341.0024
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense77.0021129.0020
Head To Head Summary
New Orleans3-75-4-16-426.8092.804.0343.5068.28303.00395.801.50

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
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
Dec 30, 2012CARNO44-382732575301633784411
Sep 16, 2012NOCAR27-3516332348622192444631

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

New Orleans Saints

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 17, 2017NE20-36L6/55.5L/O813484291194365550H
Sep 11, 2017MIN19-29L3/47.5L/O602843441293414700A
Jan 1, 2017ATL32-38L7.5/58.5W/O1323414731423234651A
Dec 24, 2016TB31-24W-3/53W/O12329441789260349-2H
Dec 18, 2016ARI48-41W3/48W/O130358488116309425-1A

Carolina Panthers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 17, 2017BUF9-3W-6/43P/U77178255691071760H
Sep 10, 2017SF23-3W-4/45W/U116171287511662170A
Jan 1, 2017TB16-17L3/44.5W/U1282073351121883001A
Dec 24, 2016ATL16-33L3/48.5L/O1191833021522564082H
Dec 19, 2016WAS26-15W7/50.5W/U14829043829306335-3A

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