Panthers vs. Saints Predictions, Odds & Free Pick – MNF Week 2

Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young (9) after a loss against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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The Panthers are gearing up for a showdown against the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Sept. 18. This is the first of a MNF doubleheader with a start time of  7:15 ET while airing on ESPN. New Orleans comes into this matchup as 3-point favorites, with the over/under set at 39.5. Will the Saints manage to secure a win as the favorite? Below, you’ll find our Panthers vs. Saints predictions.

Panthers vs. Saints Odds

  • Spread: Saints -3
  • Total 39.5

Game Info

  • Date: Monday, Sep 18
  • Time: 7:15 ET
  • Location: Bank of America Stadium — Charlotte NC
  • TV: ESPN

Saints Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Saints have an over/under record of 0-5 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three road games, New Orleans has averaged 17 points per game while allowing 12. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • Against the spread, the Saints have put together 0-3 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Panthers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Panthers have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Carolina has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 15 points per game while allowing 19. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • The last three games that Carolina was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Can the Saints Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

The Saints’ season opened with a matchup vs. the Titans, resulting in a 16-15 win. Despite winning the game, the Saints fell short of covering the spread against the Titans, where they were favored by 2.5.

Versus the Titans, the Saints finished with 27 rushing attempts, and Jamaal Williams led the way with 45 yards. Meanwhile, Derek Carr had 33 pass attempts, resulting in 305 yards and a passer rating of 96.

On the defensive end, the Saints recorded three sacks and one interception. Additionally, the team’s secondary allowed 181 passing yards, while the rush defense gave up 104 rushing yards.

Will Carolina Find a Way to Win at Home?

At the beginning of the season, the Panthers had an away matchup with the Falcons, but they lost by a score of 24-10. They’re now at 0-1 going into week two. With a 14-point loss, the Panthers added a loss to their ATS record as well. They were 3.5-point underdogs prior to the game.

On offense, Bryce Young ended with 146 passing yards on a completion rate of 52%. On the ground, the Panthers ran the ball 32 times, amassing 154 yards. The team converted 5 third-downs at a rate of 35.7%.

The Panthers’ defense concluded the game with four sacks and two interceptions. The team’s secondary allowed 91 passing yards, while their rush defense permitted 130 rushing yards.

Panthers vs. Saints Player Prop

Bryce Young’s passing yards prop vs. the Saints is currently 190. The odds suggest that he has a 53% chance of surpassing this total, and the under payout stands at -117.

Young has recorded 146 passing yards on 38 throws thus far. His overall completion percentage stands at 52.6%, resulting in a passer rating of 48.8. With the Saints’ defense excelling in getting off the field on third downs this season, I’ll be taking the under at 190 passing yards. Look for the Panthers’ offense to have a tough time sustaining drives vs. New Orleans.

The Prop: Bryce Young Under 190 Passing Yards (-117)

Panthers vs. Saints Predictions

Keep an eye on the point spreads in this game as there has been some movement. Carolina was initially favored with a spread of -1.5. However, the current favorite is New Orleans with a spread of -3 on the road.

Looking at the betting splits, it appears that the sharps and public are aligned on this one, as 81% of the betting tickets are on New Orleans against the spread as well as 75% of the handle.

While rookie QB Bryce Young and the Panthers should be able to figure it out at some point this season, they just aren’t there yet. Look for the Saints to pull away in this game and get a crucial road victory in the division while covering the 3-point spread.

The Pick: Saints -3 | -110 at Fanduel Sportsbook