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Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints 1/2/22 - NFL Picks & Predictions

New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Odds & Info

Game New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers
Date & Time Sunday January 2, 2022, 4:25 PM (EST)
Location
Mercedes-Benz Superdome Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, USA
Latest odds
NO -6.5 ; O/U 38
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The Carolina Panthers will be on the road in week 17 for a visit to New Orleans, LA to take on the New Orleans Saints. Carolina is struggling this season after starting the year 3-0 the Panthers come into week 17 with a 5-10 overall record riding a five game losing streak following a 17 point lost to the Baltimore Ravens. Offensively Carolina could do nothing against Baltimore posting only 189 total yards of offense to score three points and were shut out in the second half. 

Carolina used a 3 quarterback set combining to complete 13 of 24 passes for 156 yards and no touchdowns. Chuba Hubbard was the leading ball carrier for Carolina with 24 yards on 9 carries. Terence Marshall Jr. led the way  in the Carolina passing game with three receptions for 50 yards, while Shi Smith added 35 yards on two receptions. 

The  New Orleans Saints limp into week 17 one game under .500 on the year after losing three of their last five games played including a 20-3 lost to the Miami Dolphins last game out. The New Orleans offense was nonexistent against Miami totaling 164 yards in the game and only three points. 

Quarterback Ian book got to start due to the COVID issues within the New Orleans organization completing 12 of 20 passes for 135 yards and no touchdowns but threw two interceptions in the game. Running back Alvin Kamara was the only spark within the New Orleans offense with 52 yards on 13 carries but failed to find the end zone. Lil’Jordan Humphrey led the way for the New Orleans receivers totaling 70 yards on three receptions.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Carolina are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games.
  • Carolina are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
  • New Orleans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans' last 5 games.

Free NFL Pick:

New Orleans Saints -6.5

Both teams have been awful all year but New Orleans still has a slim shot at the playoffs and will play like it. The Saints can expect back the majority of their roster from Covid and will use their talent to overpower a below average Carolina team. The Panthers have all but checked out this year and will lay down as the Saints roll to their 8th win of the year. Final Score Prediction, New Orleans wins and covers 27-13.

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