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Panthers vs. Saints - 9/27/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Orleans Saints (0-2) at Carolina Panthers (2-0)
Date & Time Sunday September 27, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Carolina Panthers -8 -- Over/Under: 42.5
TV Channel
FOX
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The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers play Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

The New Orleans Saints still look for their first win after a rough 0-2 start. Drew Brees is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 610 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Brees is questionable with a rotator cuff injury. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead have combined for 210 receiving yards and one touchdown while Marques Colston has seven receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 79 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 77 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 28.5 points and 380 yards per game. Hau'oli Kikaha leads the Saints with 12 tackles, Kenny Vaccaro has two pass deflections and Kevin Williams has a forced fumble. Dannell Ellerbe is questionable with an injury.

The Carolina Panthers can really make a statement with a fast 3-0 start. Cam Newton is completing 52.9 percent of his passes for 370 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Newton has a touchdown pass in eight straight games. Ted Ginn Jr. and Greg Olsen have combined for more than 170 receiving yards and one touchdown while Corey Brown has five receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 138.5 yards per contest, and Jonathan Stewart leads the way with 118 yards on 35 carries. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 13 points and 282.5 yards per game. Thomas Davis leads the Panthers with 16 tackles, Mario Addison has two sacks and Josh Norman has an interception. Jerricho Cotchery, Luke Kuechly and Star Lotulelei are questionable with injuries.

The Saints are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 3 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Panthers are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Carolina and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 meetings overall.

The Saints weren't winning games with Brees at quarterback, not sure how they win this on the road with Luke McCown. I don't love the pick, but I expect the Panthers to win this by double digits. 

Pick:
Carolina Panthers -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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