Saints host Panthers in Week 17 action

Carolina PanthersNew Orleans Saints
Dec 30, 1:00 PM | Turf of Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints Odds

6-9TEAM RECORD7-8

The Carolina Panthers are 4-1 SU and ATS over their last five games and will look to complete their strong finish to the season this Sunday with an upset win on the road at the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. Carolina is 3-0 SU and ATS over its last three games.

The Panthers are 7-2 ATS and 4-5 SU in their last nine games against the Saints. The total has gone OVER in four of Carolina's last six road games and in seven of New Orleans' last 10 home games.

View Carolina vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The point spread was settled in at 4 favoring the host Saints earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook.ag. The over under line was hovering around 54, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Saints rated this week at No. 24 and the Panthers sitting at No. 11. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 25-24 result in favor of the Saints this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 3-ranked offense (28.2 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.7 PPG. The Saints passing attack has averaged 307.9 yards per game, more than the Panthers give up through the air (212.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 130.4 yards per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, ranks No. 27 in rushing offense at home.

Carolina won its last outing, a 17-6 result against the Raiders on December 23. The Panthers covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 23 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Panthers grabbed a Week 16 victory over the Raiders in their last game, winning 17-6 at Bank of America Stadium.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 34-31 result against the Cowboys on December 23. The Saints covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 4-6

New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in December are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 7-3

A few Panthers at Saints trends to consider:
Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Carolina is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Carolina's last 16 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 14 of New Orleans's last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games at home