National Football League: Week 13- NFC South CAR vs. NO
Carolina Panthers (8-3, 5-1 away) at New Orleans Saints (8-3, 4-1 home)
December 3, 2017- 4:25 PM ET (TV FOX) Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
With sole possession of first-place on the line, the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints will clash in a big NFC South showdown on Sunday afternoon in a Big Easy clash that has the best betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Panthers Lines: MyBookie Spread (+5) ML +195
Best Saints Lines: BetOnline Spread (-4.5) ML -218
Over/Under: 5Dimes 48.0
The Panthers at 8-3 will enter this matchup with revenge on their minds as they will seek to avenge a Week 3 spanking at home by the Saints in a 34-13 defeat. And with a huge road win, Carolina will take sole possession of first-place; something the Saints at 8-3 will also look to accomplish as they will seek to bounce back after seeing their eight-game win streak come to an end last week in Los Angeles.
And for both these teams, they must continue to win as the Atlanta Falcons at 7-4 are hot on their heels in what has become the most competitive division in all of football.
Carolina is in the midst of a four game winning streak and will seek their third straight road win after taking care of business at the New York Jets last week with a 35-27 victory.
Quarterback Cam Newton has thrown for 2,400 yards with 14 touchdowns but 11 interceptions on the season. The Panthers as a team are scoring 22.5 points on 348.9 yards per game while allowing 18.8 points on defense.
New Orleans suffered a 26-20 defeat at the hands of the Rams last week in an exciting contest and now back home will look to keep their dominate play at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome intact.
Drew Brees is having another great year throwing the ball where he has passed for 3,029 yards with 16 touchdowns to five picks. The Saints are averaging 29.3 points on 417.5 yards per game while on defense are yielding 20.2.
The Saints will have more of a balanced attack with the run game but may be challenged in trying to find success versus a Carolina rush defense that is giving up just 83.2 yards per game.
Expect the sense of urgency to be high as each of these teams will look to put themselves at the top of the division. For sports betting purposes for our US players, BetOnline is favoring NO (-4.5) points over CAR, while MyBookie is giving the underdog road team (+5) points.
5Dimes delivers the over/under with 48.0 total game points scored; a number I will play as I will favor the OVER of 48.0 total game points scored as my best betting pick.