NFL Playoffs: Panthers vs Saints Predictions

The NFL playoffs have plenty of great games during Wildcard weekend. It starts with the Titans vs Chiefs and then the Falcons and the Rams will play. The next day the Bills and the Jaguars will play the early game, but the NFL has saved the best for last. The last game of the weekend will be the Carolina Panthers against the New Orleans Saints. These conference opponents are very familiar with one another and that should provide some exciting football. The Panthers vs Saints predictions are on the way. But first we take a look at the odds, which side the public is betting on and some NFL betting trends.

Panthers vs Saints Odds

The Saints are favored in this game for good reason since they beat the Panthers twice this season. Both wins were by double digits but the odds makers opened the Saints as (-5.5) point favorites in this playoff game. That line has continued to creep up and now the Saints are a touchdown favorite to win this game at home against the Panthers according to the best football betting sportsbook on the planet.

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NFL Playoffs Consensus

The public action is split as both teams are getting bets from the public. Just 51 percent of the wagers coming in on this game are on the Saints. That means the point spread movement is based on the money coming in on this game and the majority of the money coming in is on the Saints as well.

NFL Playoffs: Panthers vs Saints Predictions

NFL Playoffs: Panthers vs Saints Predictions

Panthers vs Saints Trends

The Panthers looked ugly in the loss to the Falcons. They are 7-3 against the spread (ATS) in the last ten road games and 7-3 ATS in the last ten games after a loss against the spread. For as well as the Saints have played this year they have been overvalued at the betting window. They won just two of the last seven games against the spread.

Panthers vs Saints Predictions

The Panthers are getting completely overlooked in this game. This series tends to be close. The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings and the road team plays up to the challenge with a 23-10 ATS mark in the last 33 meetings. The last time a team won three straight games against an opponent was 2009, showing just how hard it is to do. The Panthers are healthy. Running back Jonathan Stewart appears ready to return after missing the regular-season finale with a stiff back. The Saints stumbled in the last game of the season and could easily lose in the first round to Cam newton and the Panthers.

Bet on the Carolina Panthers (+7)