NFC South rivals will meet in Week 3 of the NFL season, as the New Orleans Saints travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers. Carolina comes into this game with an 0-2 record, and will look to avoid an 0-3 start when they take on a Saints team that split its first two games. In our NFL betting predictions for Week 3, we look at this Saints vs Panthers matchup, which could have huge implications for the seasons of these NFC South teams.
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Saints vs Panthers Betting Pick
New Orleans Saints
Team Advanced Defense
|Smoke Monday||S||Knee (acl)||Out||09/25/22|
|Tony Jones Jr.||RB||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/25/22|
|Wyatt Davis||G||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/25/22|
|Amaré Barno||DE||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/25/22|
|Arron Mosby||LB||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/25/22|
|Cade Mays||OL||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/25/22|
|Phil Hoskins||DT||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/25/22|
|Raheem Blackshear||RB||Gaemday Inactive||Out||09/25/22|
|Terrace Marshall Jr.||WR||Gameday Inactive||Out||09/25/22|
|Stantley Thomas-Oliver III||CB||Achilles||Probable||09/25/22|
|22||Avg Opp Score||28.67|
|15.33||Avg Opp Score||29|
|19.2||Avg Opp Score||27.2|
|19||Avg Opp Score||27.6|
|20.3||Avg Opp Score||26.6|
|18.9||Avg Opp Score||24.7|
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This game will be played at Bank of America Stadium at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
Why Bet The Panthers:
✅ The New Orleans Saints have been a disaster offensively so far this season, with the exception of the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons. Jameis Winston is dealing with a broken back, while Alvin Kamara is dealing with a rib injury. That is going to severely hurt the Saints’ offense when they take on the Panthers in this Week 3 matchup.
✅ This is the first game this season where the Panthers have not faced a top-tier rushing attack. Carolina has faced Cleveland and the Giants over the first two weeks of the season, both of which feature an elite running back. With Kamara dealing with an injury, the Saints have not been as productive on the ground as either of those two games, which will help the Panthers win here.
✅ So far this season, the Panthers have lost their two games by a combined five points. As a result, getting three points at home in this contest is a bargain based on how close their games have been throughout this year. Expect a third straight close game for the Panthers, as they should make things tough on the Saints from start to finish.
New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints lost an emotional game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, dropping them to 1-1 on the season. New Orleans was tied at 3-3 with the Bucs deep into the second half, before the Saints gave up 17 of the final 24 points of the game. Combine that with a fight between Mike Evans and Marcus Lattimore, and the Saints will not be proud of the way they performed in the final 30 minutes of last week’s game.
In this contest, the key for the Saints will be its offense, which was simply not adequate against Tampa Bay. Jameis Winston is dealing with multiple fractures in his back, and Winston was far from good enough on Sunday. New Orleans will need to decide between starting a clearly banged up quarterback and going with a less proven option at the most important position on the field, which is not a good choice to have to make.
For the second straight week, the Carolina Panthers were in a position to win on Sunday against the New York Giants. But for the second straight week, the Panthers could not do enough to win that game. They gave up a late field goal to the Giants and were stopped down the stretch, as the Panthers fell to 0-2 on the season. This week, the Panthers return home and hope that this Saints vs Panthers matchup will get them into the win column.
So far this season, the Panthers have the third worst passing offense in the NFL, averaging just 168 passing yards per game. Only the Giants and Bears have been worse in that regard this season, and the Panthers will have to be a little better moving the ball through the air to snap their early season losing streak.