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Panthers Can't Cover on the Road

The Carolina Panthers (1-4) and New Orleans Saints (1-3) used to be two of the most feared teams in the NFC, but that’s not the case in 2016. The underachieving teams will do battle on the gridiron in Week 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Shark Bites
  • The Saints are 6-2 SU in their last eight games in Week 6.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Panthers' last nine games on the road after consecutive losses on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Saints' last 10 games at home after consecutive losses at home.

Carolina has had the upper hand against New Orleans, going 3-0 SU in the last three meetings between the teams. The Saints are great at covering against divisional opponents, however, as Drew Brees and company are 5-1 ATS in their previous six versus the NFC South.

At the time of writing, the line and total were off the board.

Covering on the road has been a tall order for the Panthers. Carolina is an ugly 0-5 ATS in its past five affairs away from home.

With the Atlanta Falcons (4-1) firmly establishing themselves as the top team in the NFC South, these franchises have a lot to prove. Carolina was forced to play without star signal-caller Cam Newton in Week 5, and a 17-14 setback to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was the result. If Newton sits out again, Carolina could be in big trouble. But at 1-4, it may be too late to save their season regardless.

The Saints aren’t in the same dire straits as Carolina, but things could be better in the Bayou State right now. As usual, Brees is playing out of his mind, but his supporting cast has left a lot to be desired. New Orleans’ defense is on pace to give up 520 points this year, which would be the most in franchise history.

Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Carolina Panthers have seen them go 1-4 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the New Orleans Saints are at 1-3 and 2-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Saints are 3-1, while the Panthers are 3-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Carolina injuries news.

The game pits the New Orleans Saints, currently No. 21 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Carolina Panthers, who rate No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Orleans's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 28.5 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 27 PPG. The Saints aerial game is averaging 304 yards per game, more than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 246.4 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Carolina Panthers feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 119 yards per game. The New Orleans Saints, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Greg Olsen hauled in 9 passes for 181 yards against the Tampa Bay defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 17-14 loss against the Buccaneers on Monday.

Last time out, New Orleans got 2 scoring strikes from Drew Brees in a 35-34 win over San Diego.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Carolina is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
  • Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Carolina's last 22 games
  • New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
  • New Orleans is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Arizona, Sunday, October 30th
New Orleans at Kansas City, Sunday, October 23rd

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