The New Orleans Saints (7-9) play the Carolina Panthers (6-10) on Sunday, 8 at 13:00 at Caesars Superdome. Going into this NFC South matchup, the Carolina Panthers sit third in the division with six wins from 16 matches, leaving them one game behind the second-placed New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints are clear favorites to add another win to their haul. Form is looking good, and with home-field advantage to boot, they’ll look to down the Carolina Panthers in style in front of their supporters at the Caesars Superdome.
New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers Betting lines
New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers Betting expert picks
New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers Moneyline
The New Orleans Saints are riding a three-game winning streak heading into this Week 18 matchup. The hosts are 7-9 for the season and 4-4 at home. On the other side, the Carolina Panthers are the clear underdogs at +167. The visitors are currently 1-4 SU on the road after losing four of their past five road trips.
New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers Spread
The New Orleans Saints are expected to win by around a field goal, but not much more than that. The hosts open up as 3.5-point favorites over the Carolina Panthers for Sunday. A winning margin as high as 12.8 points has settled the last five matches between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.
Home-field advantage usually has paid off for the New Orleans Saints in this series. In their past five encounters with the Carolina Panthers at the Caesars Superdome, the home side bagged four wins by an average winning margin of 4.8 points. The hosts are also 5-4 ATS in the past nine games at home and 5-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past 11 games against NFC South opposition saw the Carolina Panthers end up 6-5 ATS. During that span, the offense produced 20.5 points per game and the defense allowed an average of 21.7 points. The visitors are 3-6 ATS from their nine most recent road trips, as well as 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers Total
Judging by a points average of 43 points from the last ten matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.
The 41.5 total for this Week 18 matchup between the two teams is 3.9 points more than the average of 37.6-point total they put up across their past five meetings against each other.
The under has been the correct bet in each of the previous five New Orleans Saints games. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the New Orleans Saints, the total went over two times. They are 2-8 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers have seen an average of 51.6 points in their past five road games and 45.5 points in their last five contests in all. The total score went over in half the past 10 road trips for the Carolina Panthers, who are 6-4 in the over-and-under market from their last 10 games overall.
New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers Betting trends
- In eight of the New Orleans Saints’ last nine games the total went under
- In four of Carolina Panthers’ last five games, the total went over
- New Orleans Saints won the last three H2H matches against Carolina Panthers when playing at home.
NFL Power Rankings Week 18 2022, New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints Form
The New Orleans Saints are on a great run of form after making it three wins in a row by beating the Philadelphia Eagles 10-20 last week, leaving them 5-5 in their last 10 matches.
It’s been a rough few weeks for the home offense in terms of points scored. In the last five matches, the New Orleans Saints have only put up 14.8 points on average which is way below their season average of 20.2 points. On the other side of the ball, the defense has struggled to match last season’s fourth-place finish in the defensive rankings, giving up 20.9 points on average in all outings.
Unfortunately, the playoff dream is over for the New Orleans Saints with a 7-9 record. They’ll use the rest of the regular season to regroup and rebuild, with one eye on a strong draft pick.
Carolina Panthers Form
The Carolina Panthers head to the Caesars Superdome on the back of a 30-24 defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, leaving them 5-5 in their past ten games and 1-4 in the last five on the road.
The Carolina Panthers will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 21.1 points per game this season. On the other side of the ball, the defense gave up 22.2 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 22.9 points it has allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
The Carolina Panthers will not be making the playoffs this season. While they were expected to struggle, being winless at 6-10 means there is little hope left for them this year. The best they can do now is focus on getting a strong pick in next year’s draft order.
New Orleans Saints VS Carolina Panthers H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 22-14 win for the Carolina Panthers at the Bank of America Stadium in September 2022. The New Orleans Saints have enjoyed the upper hand over the Carolina Panthers from their previous ten matchups. The home side celebrated seven wins to go 7-3 in this series and will look to continue their dominance at the Caesars Superdome.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the New Orleans Saints pulled off 23.2 points on average per game, whereas Carolina Panthers managed 19.8 points per match.