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Panthers vs Saints Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18
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Panthers vs Saints Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Panthers vs Saints prediction for the NFL week 18 game in New Orleans. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Panthers vs Saints Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Sunday, January 8th, the Carolina Panthers travel to take on the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome. This NFC South showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX.

Heading into Sunday’s game, New Orleans is the odds on favorite to come away with the win. Will they be able to take care of business at home? Or, does Carolina have what it takes to make things interesting? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Panthers vs Saints prediction.

  • Spread: CAR +3.5 | NO -3.5
  • MoneyLine: CAR +161 | NO -200
  • Total: 41.5

Panthers vs Saints Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Carolina has a record of 3-2 in the NFC South. Overall, the Panthers head into action with a record of 6-10. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -1.88 points per game. So far, the Panthers have been favored in 12 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 6.

In their last 5 games away from home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 1-4-0 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 22.4 points per game in this stretch. In their last 5 games as the underdog, Carolina has gone 4-1 vs the spread. Straight up, the team went 3-2 in these matchups.

Going into week 18, New Orleans has a record of 2-3 in the NFC South. Overall, the Saints head into action with a record of 7-9. This season, New Orleans currently has an average point differential of -0.75 points per game, placing them 18th in the league. So far, the Saints have been favored in 5 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.

In their last 5 games at home, the Saints have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 22.2 points per game in these contests. New Orleans has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

In this matchup between the Panthers and Saints, we see the best bet being to take Carolina to cover as +3.5 point underdogs. This season, the team has ran the ball well and we see this continuing in week 18.

Free Spread Prediction: Carolina Panthers 3.5

Panthers vs Saints Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Panthers have an over-under record of 8-8. This season, the Panthers are averaging 21.06 points per contest, placing them 18th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 22nd in points allowed per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Saints have an over-under record of 6-10. On the season, New Orleans is ranked just 22nd in points per game at 20.19. Defensively, the team comes in closer to the league average, allowing 20.94 points per contest.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 44 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 41.5

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