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Free Week 17 Prediction: Panthers vs. Saints NFL Odds
Looking for Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints Free NFL Week 17 picks & NFL odds? NFL betting sees the Panthers taking on the Saints on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 at Caesers Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long including all NFL Week 17 games so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions like this Carolina – New Orleans matchup.
NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 17
(5-10) Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints (7-8)
Date: Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
Time: 4:25 PM ET
Venue: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA
NFL Week 17 ATS Betting Lines: Panthers +6.5 -110 | Saints -6.5 -110 (Bet Now!)
NFL Week 17 Moneyline Odds: Panthers +240 | Saints -300
NFL Week 17 NFL Betting Total: O/U 38.0
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The Panthers travel to the Superdome with intent at destroying their division rivals hopes at playoff contention. Unfortunately, this will game will be tough on each side, as both teams are missing half of their roster due to the pandemic, and injuries.
The Panthers began the season in amazing form, winning their first three games of the year. Unfortunately, since then they’ve suffered countless losses and injuries; only winners of 2 out of their last 12 games, as well as losing key components like Christian McCaffrey, and Jaycee Horn.
Offensively speaking, Carolina’s currently ranked at the bottom of the league in most categories. For example, they’re only averaging 305.7 total yards per game and only 196.1 passing yards per game to boot.
Unfortunately, together these rank 28th, and 29th across the NFL. Moreover, this pitiful offensive squad is only scoring an 18.5 points per game on average, ranking 26th.
However, Carolina’s defense has been a force to reckon with, ranking 2nd in the league in both total yards against and passing yards against per matchup.
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans started off the year with a flurry of team personal issues, now they’re also ending the year the same way. For substance, they’re currently missing 15 players this week due to pandemic protocol and over ten due to injury.
Offensively this year, they’ve struggled heavily, ranking 31st in both total yards and passing yards. By way of 301.9 total yard per game, and a messily 187 passing yards per game.
Although, this is mainly due to their run heavy offense, featuring Alvin Kamara, and Taysum Hill. For example, New Orleans is averaging 114.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks a respectable 15th in the NFL.
On the defensive side of the ball, they’ve played very well, ranking 4th in points against, and 5th in rush yards against per outing. Furthermore, New Orleans is averaging 331.7 total yards against, and 235.7 pass yards against per game, which rank 12th and 17th respectfully.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Carolina is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games.
- New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in New Orleans last 5 games.
- Carolina is 6-2 ATS against New Orleans in their last 8 games played against each other.
- The total has gone OVER 10 out of the last 11 times these teams faced off in New Orleans.
4* Free Week 17 NFL Betting Prediction: Panthers +6.5
Carolina’s played great against The Saints in recent memory, unfortunately though they’ve been unable to put anything together since the blowout they served Arizona, six weeks ago.
In addition, The Panthers defense is missing a ton of players due to protocol, and as many know they are reliant on them to keep games close. That being said, Carolina is due for a win, and may play spoiler this Sunday Afternoon.
That being said, The Saints are extremely desperate for a win here as they must win out, in order for a hope at making the wildcard weekend. With their desperation, and Carolina’s lack of active defensive players, we must go with The Saints to squeak out a win, but fail to cover the 6.5 points.
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