New Orleans vs Carolina, 8:15p, ESPN (Panthers +6, O/U: 50.5)
The Saints ran into a scare last week against the Buccs until they had to rattle off 25 unanswered points to pull out a win. While they barely covered the spread, questions remain as to if they can keep up their play on the road, such has been much better than in years past? Michael Thomas has 298 catches in his first 3 years with its an NFL record (102 so far this year) and he’ll continue to be the main target tonight. The defense wo have their hands full with Cam and McCaffrey even as the top team against the run (mostly due to jumping on teams early, forcing more passing).
Cam comes into this game with a sore shoulder. Whether that affects him trying to find DJ Moore down the field or not will be seen early on. As for McCaffrey, he’s got nearly 1,700 yards from scrimmage and 13 TDs. It’ll be intersting to see how the linebackers trying to matchup up with the speedy backs.
Saints on the road: 6-1 (31 pts for/game & 20 pts allowed/game)
Saints ATS on the road: 6-1
Panthers at home: 5-1 (31 pts for/game & 23 pts allowed/game)
Panthers ATS on the road: 4-2
Take the Panthers to cover in the loss in the over, Saints 34-30.