Panthers vs Saints Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 18 (New Orleans Puts on a Show at Caesars Superdome)

Panthers vs Saints Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 18 (New Orleans Puts on a Show at Caesars Superdome)


Panthers vs Saints Week 18 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 18
Carolina Panthers (6-10, 1-6 Away) vs. New Orleans Saints (7-9, 4-4 Home)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Caesars Superdome — New Orleans, LA
Coverage: FOX

Two NFC South squads looking to end the season on a high note battle in Week 18 as the Carolina Panthers visit the New Orleans Saints. The Panthers fell just short in a 30-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Quarterback Sam Darnold threw for 341 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 pick.

Meanwhile, the Saints leaned on their defense to earn a 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore nabbed an exciting pick-six, while veteran defensive end Cam Jordan tallied 3.0 sacks. New Orleans will now aim to extend its winning streak to four games.

Panthers vs Saints Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CAR: (+160) | NO: (-190)
Spread: CAR: +3.5 (-110) | NO: -3.5 (-110)
Total: 41.5 — Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

The Saints enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 18 slate at 41.5 points.

Panthers vs Saints Prediction & Pick

The NFC South title was in reach for both of these teams over the last few weeks, but that is no longer the case thanks to the Buccaneers win on Sunday. It's important to note that the New Orleans still has a reason to win this game, though. That's because their upcoming first-round pick belongs to Philly.

This is game in which head coach Dennis Allen can throw everything out there in hopes of seeing what clicks for the 2023 season. After all, the Panthers have posted the seventh-worst total DVOA rating in the NFL and allow 27.0 points per away game (No. 28 in NFL). It should work in his favor.

New Orleans is also 7-1 straight up in its last eight games as a favorite, so I'll trust the Saints to win.

Final Score Prediction: Panthers: 17 | Saints: 27

Panthers vs Saints Betting Trends

- Carolina is 3-9 straight up in its last 12 games against New Orleans.
- The total has hit the over in four of Carolina's last five games.
- New Orleans is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in each of New Orleans' last five games.

Panthers vs Saints Best Bet

When these teams met back in Week 3, it was the Panthers that emerged victorious by a score of 22-14. That loss sent the Saints below the .500 mark for the first time in 2022 and they were never able to get back to a winning record. It's safe to say revenge is on the minds of New Orleans on Sunday.

The Saints are 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six games in January. On the other side, the Panthers are 1-10 straight up in their last 11 away games and have posted a -7.3 average scoring margin on the road. Give me the Saints by two possessions.

Bet: New Orleans Saints -3.5 (-110)

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