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Panthers vs Saints Betting Preview

The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers will both be looking for their first win of the season Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

The Saints had no answer for dual-threat quarterback Robert Griffin III last week, and they’ll have their hands full again this week facing Cam Newton. The Saints are a 2.5-point road favorite at 5Dimes.

Of note for totals bettors, the UNDER is 8-1 past 9 meetings at Carolina and the past 6 Saints games as favorites played OVER total.

Overall, the Saints are 7-3 ATS past 10 meetings at Carolina, a team that is 1-18 SU in its past 19 games as underdogs.

View New Orleans vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Saints in this one will find them as 6.5-point favorites at Sportsbook.ag, while the total sits at 51.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 31-rated Saints taking on the No. 23-rated Panthers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 18-16 win for the Panthers on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 10 PPG, against a Saints defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 40 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 291 yards per game, less than the Saints secondary allows through the air, 311 YPG per game.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 40-32 loser as they battled the Redskins at home. The Saints failed to cover in the match as a 8-point favorite, while 72 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Drew Brees in a losing cause against the Redskins, a 40-32 final.

The Panthers were a 16-10 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Buccaneers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (26) made winners of UNDER bettors. Cam Newton's 303-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Tampa Bay earned a 16-10 win over Carolina on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the division are 8-2

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 2-8


A few Saints at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing on the road against Carolina
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina
New Orleans is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Carolina's last 15 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans home to Kansas City, Sunday, September 23
Carolina home to NY Giants, Thursday, September 20