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Panthers take on Saints in Week 17 contest

Carolina PanthersNew Orleans Saints
Jan 1, 1:00 PM | Turf of Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints Odds

6-9TEAM RECORD12-3

The situation between Carolina and New Orleans plays perfectly into the dominant trends for this Week 17 NFL matchup.

The Panthers are hungry for wins and to beef up Cam Newton's rookie QB records. They are also 7-1 ATS past 8 season finales.

The Saints can rest with their playoff spot locked down and with Drew Brees passing Dan Marino's yardage record last week. They are 2-11 ATS past 13 season-ending games.

So the trends mesh with the motivational scenario and you can expect the opening Saints vs Panthers point spread to reflect this reality.

View Carolina vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Saints and the No. 10-ranked Panthers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 39-27 result in favor of the Saints.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 2-ranked offense (33.5 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 26 at 25.6 PPG. The Saints passing attack has averaged 329.2 yards per game, more than the Panthers give up through the air (236 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Panthers own the league's No. 27-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 141.6 yards per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 48-16 winner as they battled the Buccaneers at home. The Panthers covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 64 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cam Newton dusted the Buccaneers secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Panthers defeated Tampa Bay 48-16 at Bank of America Stadium.

New Orleans was a 45-16 winner in its last match at home against the Falcons. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 61 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Drew Brees dusted the Falcons secondary for 4 TDs last time out as the Saints defeated Atlanta 45-16 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 2-8

New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in January are 4-6
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the division are 8-2

A few Panthers at Saints trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Carolina is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Carolina

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