Saints vs Panthers NFL Week 15 Odds & Pick for Monday Night

Saints vs Panthers NFL Week 15 Odds & Pick for Monday Night

Written by on December 13, 2018

It is incredibly tough for teams to stay consistently good in the NFL, such as the movement of players between teams during the offseason. The loss of a couple of very good players to free agency cam deliver holes that are too tough to fill quickly, which can cause a good team to go bad very quickly. It is for that reason, as well as a few others, that the balance of power from division to division tends to be in a state of flux.

Last season, the NFC South was the power player in the NFL, with no less than 3 of the teams in that division making it into the playoffs. With just 3 weeks left in the season, it looks as though only one team will be making it out this time around. The New Orleans Saints have already clinched the division and a playoff spot, with their opponent this weekend, the Carolina Panthers, the only other South team with any real shot at the postseason. That might end this weekend if they lose to the Saints as a 6 ½ point underdog. The point total for this one is set at 51 ½.

Saints vs Panthers NFL Week 15 Odds & Pick for Monday Night

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Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 8°C/46°F
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Cloud Cover: 2%
  • Wind: 5 mph WNW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the New Orleans Saints?

The New Orleans Saints have already clinched the NFC South crown, but they will be well aware that now is not the time to rest on their laurels. They are in control of their own destiny as they go in search of the #1 seed that would give them home-field advantage in the playoffs, but given how the LA Rams are playing this season, that might mean that New Orleans needs to win out. After going on a 10-game winning streak, the Saints stumbled in their last primetime appearance, going down 13-10 to the surging Dallas Cowboys.

They got back to winning ways last weekend, but it was a bit of a slow start against the Bucs. Going on the road should not trouble this Saints team, as they have won 6 of their last 7 away from home, although they are just 2-4 in their last 6 visits to Charlotte. New Orleans is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 34.38
  • Total Yards: 389.00
  • Rush Yards: 125.31
  • Passing Yards: 263.69
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 21.77
  • Total Yards: 348.84
  • Rush Yards: 77.69
  • Passing Yards: 271.15

Why bet on the Carolina Panthers?

The Panthers were very much in the divisional race in the early going this season, but a 52-21 rout at the hands of the Steelers seemed to knock the wind out of their sails. That loss sparked the current 5-game losing skid that the Panthers are on coming into this Monday night tilt.

Saints vs Panthers will be the last game of NFL Week 15.

The offense has gone to sleep a little during that 5-game run, averaging just 20 PPG, which is certainly not going to be good enough against a Saints offense that has put up an average of 34 PPG this season. The Panthers have gone 2-2 ATS as the underdog this season, plus they covered on the one occasion they were made a home underdog this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 24.92
  • Total Yards: 378.07
  • Rush Yards: 137.38
  • Passing Yards: 240.69
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 25.54
  • Total Yards: 352.62
  • Rush Yards: 97.77
  • Passing Yards: 254.85

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Saints vs Panthers NFL Week 15 Betting Trends

  • New Orleans is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • New Orleans is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 5 games
  • Carolina is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Carolina is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 games at home

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Saints vs Panthers

The Saints have not been at their best over the past couple of weeks, but you have to like them against a Panthers team that now looks as though they are just waiting for the season to end. I think the Saints win and cover here.

Score: New Orleans Saints 31 – Carolina Panthers 20
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