Free Week 3 NFL Prediction: Saints vs Panthers NFL Odds
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NFL Week 3 Handicapping
(0-2) New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers (2-0)
Date: Sunday, September 24th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Carolina Panthers -6
NFL Week 3 Moneyline Odds:
Week 3 NFL Betting Total: 48
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This is the first division game for both teams.
Carolina is off to a fine start with a 2-0 record. They have had an easy schedule to say the least.
New Orleans has definitely had a much tougher schedule and has yet to win. This is a must as falling back three games so soon is almost insurmountable.
There will be a lot of desperation for the Saint but they are on the road and may not have the defense to slow down Carolina.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints learned that the only thing worse than playing New England is playing them off a loss. The Pats left little doubt they were the superior team on the road on Sunday.
Drew Brees had a statistically strong day but the Saints got down early at home and they were not really in this game.
Adrian Peterson was another no-show in the contest, rushing for just 26 yards. The backfield was supposed to be a strength of this time but they have not given them much yet.
Brees is definitely a QB who can get the job done without a running game but it makes the Saints very predictable and his weapons are good but not great.
The key for this group in their next game is to try and get ahead.
On defense the Saints are not very good. They knew that and it was no surprise that New England got what they wanted. It could have been worse to as the Pats seem to take their foot off the gas.
The thing about New Orleans is they don’t really have any elite defenders to build around. There is nobody the defense is trying to avoid or gameplan for.
Last season they split with the Panthers, winning by three at home and losing by three on the road. This season they can’t afford a loss to drop to 0-3.
Carolina is going to be an interesting team to track early. Last season they were not very good but have started 2-0. Are they the team that went to the Super Bowl or the team with the easiest first couple of weeks in the NFC.
The truth is probably in the middle. They did beat Buffalo on Sunday but they scored just 9 points and were not able to crack the end zone against a mediocre defense at best.
On the positive side they remembered that Kelvin Benjamin is their go to guy but they also lost security blanket TE Greg Olsen – fractured foot.
They were unable to really run the ball too which is the bedrock of their offense.
The defense was tremendous though. I know Buffalo is not an elite offense but they gave them nothing. Shady McCoy did not even average a yard per carry and Tyrod Taylor could not get much done through the air.
It will be a totally different kind of attack when they take on New Orleans but it is not like they will not know what to expect from their division rival.
NFL Betting Trends:
Over is 4-0 in Saints last 4 vs. NFC.
Over is 5-0 in Saints last 5 games overall.
Over is 4-0 in Saints last 4 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Under is 5-0-1 in Panthers last 6 games overall.
Under is 5-0-1 in Panthers last 6 games on grass.
Under is 3-0-1 in Panthers last 4 vs. NFC.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: New Orleans +6
There is going to be some emotion in this one for the Saints perhaps enough to clip a shorthanded Panthers team and win outright.
NFL Free Week 3 Score Prediction: New Orleans 31 – Carolina 24
I think the Saints will do anything to get a lead in this one and once they do they will be able to control most of the game.
They are definitely going to load up to stop the run and force Cam Newton to beat them. His mistakes will prove costly.
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