Panthers vs Saints Week 4 NFL Picks & Expert Vegas Breakdown - In a week four NFL Picks match-up of NFC South foes, the Carolina Panthers vs. the New Orleans Saints in a game featuring a winless team against the defending Super Bowl champs. The Las Vegas odds reflect the mismatch as the Saints have been placed as -13 1/2 point favorites. Carolina has gotten the best of these divisional games in recent years, leading the series 11-7, but those years have no bearing, at least not in this NFL Picks game.
The Saints (2-1) are coming off a 27-24 overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons in which their kicker missed an easy field goal allowing the Falcons to regain possession, march down the field, and steal the game. There has been some question about Drew Brees swollen knee this week but, according to head coach Sean Payton, everything is fine and his quarterback will play. Doesn’t really matter who plays quarterback, not against the Panthers anyway. The Saints are averaging nearly 30 points a game and feature a diverse offense with names such as Pierre Thomas, Marques Colston, Lance Moore, and Devry Henderson. The Saints defense slipped a bit against the Falcons, allowing Atlanta to rack-up over 400 yards in offense and to convert on half their third down opportunities. The defense will have a much lighter challenge this week against the Panthers. Vegas Odds ALERT if you are making a NFL Picks Bet the best online sportsbook to bet on New Orleans Saints Betus.com -13 -110 Betting Odds. Plus receive Free $500 Betting Bonus.
Carolina (0-3) start a rookie quarterback in Jimmy Clausen and, after a shaky start last week against the Bengals, should improve in his second pro start. With teams not respecting the Panther’s passing game, the line of scrimmage has been stacked, and the ground game has gone nowhere. Carolina would love to have Clausen hand-off to Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams all day but the Saints first priority is to shut down the run. If that happens, Clausen will be exposed, even though he has Steve Smith as a security blanket. Best Online Sportsbook to Bet on Carolina Panthers Bodog.com +14.
The Saints should confound Clausen enough to control the game defensively and the Saints should put enough points on the board to put this NFL Picks Week 4 matchup away early. Vegas-spreads.com NFL Predictions New Orleans Saints get the job done. NFL Betting Odds ALERT the best place to make a play on the total is at Betus 44 points.
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