Saints Vs Panthers: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 2

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 19, 2021

NFC South foes will do battle in Week 2 when the New Orleans Saints (1-0) battle the Carolina Panthers (1-0). The Saints (-3) visit the Panthers (+140 to win on the moneyline) on September 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. Bookmakers have set the contest’s point total at 45.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 19, 2021, 2:51 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Saints Vs Panthers Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Saints vs Panthers
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Panthers (+3) Under (45)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Rankings (2020)

Saints Panthers
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 30.1 (5) 21.9 (24)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 21.1 (5) 25.1 (18)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.8 (11) 5.6 (17)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.0 (4) 5.6 (18)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 17 (7) 21 (17)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 26 (3) 22 (10)

Saints Betting Insights

  • Against the spread, New Orleans was 9-7-0 last year.
  • Against the spread, as 3-point favorites or greater, the Saints went 9-6 last season.
  • Last year, 10 of New Orleans’ 16 games hit the over.
  • New Orleans’ games had more than 45 points scored on 11 occasions last year.
  • The point total average for Saints games last season was 47.8, 2.8 more points than the over/under for this matchup.

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Panthers Betting Insights

  • Carolina had nine wins in 16 games against the spread last season.
  • The Panthers had an ATS record of 7-4 as underdogs of 3 points or more last year.
  • Carolina had seven of its 16 games go over the point total last season.
  • Carolina’s games finished with over 45 points scored eight times last season.
  • The average total for Panthers games last season was 48.6 points, 3.6 more than this game’s over/under.

Saints Players to Watch

  • Last year Taysom Hill put together 928 passing yards (58.0 per game), a 72.7% completion percentage (88-for-121), four touchdowns, and only two interceptions. He also added a team-high 457 rushing yards on 87 carries with eight rushing TDs (averaging 28.6 yards per game).
  • Alvin Kamara took 187 rushing attempts for 932 yards (58.3 per game) and scored 16 touchdowns last year. When it comes to receiving, he caught 83 passes for a team-best 756 yards (47.3 per game) and five TDs.
  • Marquez Callaway also impressed receiving last year. He had 21 receptions for 213 yards. He was targeted 27 times.
  • Deonte Harris hauled in 20 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown, averaging 14.3 yards per game last year.
  • Cameron Jordan’s hard work last season produced a stat line of 7.5 sacks, 13.0 TFL and 68 tackles.
  • Demario Davis went to work last year, collecting 165 tackles, 11.0 TFL, and 4.0 sacks.
  • Last season Malcolm Jenkins had a huge stat line of three interceptions, 113 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and 10 passes defended.

Panthers Players to Watch

  • Sam Darnold averaged 138.0 passing yards per outing and completed nine touchdowns last season. In addition, he added 217 yards rushing with two touchdowns.
  • Christian McCaffrey averaged 22.5 rushing yards per game and collected five rushing touchdowns.
  • D.J. Moore was targeted 7.9 times per game and collected 1,193 receiving yards and four touchdowns over the course of 2020.
  • Robby Anderson averaged 68.5 receiving yards on 8.5 targets per game in 2020, scoring three touchdowns.
  • Dan Arnold played his way to four receiving touchdowns and 438 receiving yards (27.4 ypg) last season.
  • Last year Haason Reddick put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 12.5 sacks, and added 20.0 TFL and 83 tackles.
  • Jeremy Chinn put together a strong stat line last year, accruing 166 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and one interception.
  • Last year Donte Jackson picked off three passes to go along with 46 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 11 passes defended.

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