2022 NFL New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Betting Analysis for Week 3

2022 NFL New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Betting Analysis for Week 3

One of the more underrated rivalries in the NFL takes place on Sunday when the New Orleans Saints travel o Carolina to take on the Panthers. The Saints are a -3 road favorite. New Orleans hopes for a bounce back after letting a possible win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFL Week 2 crash into an embarrassing loss. Carolina is searching for their first win of the season. See below for NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Saints at Panthers. 

NFL Week 3 Betting Preview for New Orleans Saints at Carolina Matchup

Week 3 Matchup: Saints vs Panthers Odds and Game Info

Why bet on New Orleans versus Carolina?

Jameis Winston will bounce back. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback from Florida State threw 3 interceptions against the Buccaneers in week 2. Winston suffered a back injury in the come from behind win against the Falcons and the injury carried over to the Tampa game. 

Heading into NFL Week 3, Jameis knows he must pick it up. So far, Winston has said the right things this week. If what Jameis is saying translates to the field, the Saints should win and cover. 

New Orleans Saints Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 346.5
  • Passing Yards: 220.0
  • Rushing Yards: 126.5
  • Points Scored: 18.5
  • Turnovers: 6

New Orleans Saints Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 338.0
  • Passing Yards: 201.5
  • Rushing Yards: 136.5
  • Points Scored: 23.0
  • Takeaways: 3

Why bet on Carolina versus New Orleans?

Carolina’s defense has played decent football the past couple of weeks. The Panthers defense ranks third in passing yards allowed at 150 per game and ninth in total yards allowed at 310. Not only that, but quarterback Baker Mayfield has rallied Carolina to almost victories the past two weeks in losses to the Browns and Giants

Carolina Panthers Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 268.0
  • Passing Yards: 168.0
  • Rushing Yards: 100.0
  • Points Scored: 20.0
  • Turnovers: 3

Carolina Panthers Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 310.0
  • Passing Yards: 150.0
  • Rushing Yards: 160.0
  • Points Scored: 22.5
  • Takeaways: 0

Saints at Panthers Relevant Trends

  • Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in the third week 
  • New Orleans is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Carolina 
  • Under is 5-0 ATS in the Saints’ last 5 games following a loss against the spread
  • Panthers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 versus the NFC
  • Carolina is 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games
  • Over is 6-1 in the Panthers’ last 7 games on grass 

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Final Betting Prediction

The Panthers appear to be sitting on a win. Unfortunately for Carolina, they take on a hungry rival this Sunday who knows they let a great opportunity slip from their grasps.

Jameis Winston was not one-hundred percent last week. He may not be one-hundred percent this week. But unlike versus the Buccaneers, where Winston had to throw the football, New Orleans could lean on the rushing attack in this matchup,. 

The Panthers’ defense allows 160 rushing yards per game. Saints running back Alvin Kamara didn’t play but he’s listed as questionable this week. Kamara should step onto the gridiron. If he does, the Saints roll. 

Even if he doesn’t, Mark Ingram will be looking to make amends for a fourth quarter fumble that went a long way in costing the Saints the game versus Tampa. Saints win and cover.  

NFL Week 3 Pick: New Orleans Saints -3


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