Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints - 1/8/23 NFL Picks and Prediction
New Orleans Saints (7-9) vs Carolina Panthers (6-10)
Game Info: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Caesars Superdome)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Saints -3.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Carolina Panthers will play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Carolina Panthers are 6-10 this season after they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 30-24 in their last game. Carolina allowed 478 total yards and turned the ball over three times in the loss. The Carolina offense is averaging 21.1 points per game with 185.3 passing yards per game and 127.4 rushing yards per game. Sam Darnold has thrown for 1,100 yards, seven touchdowns, and one interception for the Panthers this season. D’Onta Foreman (questionable) has rushed for 846 yards and five scores, while DJ Moore has caught 62 passes for 878 yards and seven touchdowns for Carolina. The Carolina defense is giving up 22.9 points per game and 353.1 yards per game.
The New Orleans Saints are 7-9 this season after they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 20-10 in their last game. New Orleans gained 313 total yards went 7-16 on third down attempts in the win. The New Orleans offense is averaging 20.2 points per game with 220.6 passing yards per game and 115 rushing yards per game. Andy Dalton has thrown for 2,699 yards, 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions for the Saints this season. Alvin Kamara has rushed for 791 yards and two touchdowns, while Chris Olave has caught 67 passes for 982 yards and three scores for New Orleans. The New Orleans defense is allowing 20.9 points per game and 321.8 yards per game.
Carolina is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the NFC and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. The over is 4-0 in Carolina’s last 4 games. New Orleans is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 January games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the NFC South. The under is 5-0 in New Orleans’ last 5 games. The over is 8-1 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings in New Orleans.
Both of these teams have been eliminated from postseason contention, but we could still see an exciting game here. New Orleans has won three games in a row and is 4-4 at home, while Carolina has lost two of their last three games and is 1-6 on the road. Carolina is coming off of a crushing defeat against Tampa Bay to lose the NFC South, so I am going to go with New Orleans, who has been playing like the better team.