The fight between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers to win the NFC South continues tomorrow at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two rivals are scheduled to take the field at 1:00pm ET; their meeting will be broadcast live on FOX. Sunday NFL Odds from offshore bookmaker 5Dimes have the Panthers listed as a -3 against the spread and -170 money line favorite ($170 wins $100). The Over/Under is set at 44.5 points.
When the Saints and Panthers hooked up at the Superdome on December 8th, New Orleans dominated its division rival in scoring a 31-13 victory. Drew Brees and company tallied 24 first downs and 373 total yards while Carolina managed just 239 yards on 62 plays for a pathetic 3.9 yards per play average.
The Saints victory gave them a leg up in the NFC South title chase and it sent a strong message to the Panthers, who had won eight straight games going into the pivotal contest.
However, New Orleans finds itself in desperate need of a win this weekend thanks to last Sunday's unexpected 16-27 loss to the Rams. The turnover laden setback was a serious blow to the Saints, essentially forcing them to win out in order to win the division. And that is a tall task, indeed, with this game being played in Charlotte.
It is no secret New Orleans enjoys, perhaps, the best home field advantage in all of football, but it also becoming increasingly clear it has serious road troubles. The Saints are 1-4 in their last five road games and the lone win in that grouping came in 17-13 fashion against the 4-10 Falcons.
Making matters worse for New Orleans is Carolina's prowess at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers are 6-0 at home since their season opening 7-12 loss to the Seahawks and only the Patriots were able to finish within four points of Cam Newton and company.
Notable Trends: The Panthers are 6-0 straight up and 5-1 against the spread in their last six games playing as a favorite against the Saints.
New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers NFL Odds:
New Orleans Saints +3 (+100), Over 44.5 (-110), +150 (Moneyline)
Carolina Panthers -3 (-120), Under 44.5 (-110), -170 (Moneyline)
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