New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers 9/17/2023 – Bank of America Stadium will play host to an electrifying Monday Night NFL showdown between New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers for an NFC South Division clash, as fans prepare for an epic battle in Bank of America Stadium. We have your comprehensive guide for this monumental clash including expert NFL picks and predictions. This is going to be an epic battle between both teams.
New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers 9/17/2023
|When:||Monday, September 18, 2023 7:15 PM ET|
|Where:||Bank of America Stadium|
|Saints||-3 (-110)||-160||40.5 o (-110)|
|Panthers||+3 (-110)||+140||40.5 o (-110)|
Looking ahead to MNF and the key ingredients needed to lead to victory
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 17, 2023
Dennis Allen vs Frank Reich
In 2022, the New Orleans Saints experienced their fair share of struggles, tallying ten losses. Seeking offensive stability, they welcomed former Las Vegas QB Derek Carr into their fold as their new quarterback. To kick-off the season at home against Tennessee Titans with three field goals by rookie K Blake Grupe that led them to an unforgettable 16-15 win – an effort which brought Blake Grupe much praise from Saints fans everywhere.
Derek Carr, the Saints’ new signal-caller, excelled despite four sacks to amass an impressive 305 passing yards and deliver Rashid Shaheed with a 19-yard touchdown pass. Second-year wideout Chris Olave made an impactful play as well, collecting eight receptions and 112 receiving yards to lead them past Titans with an overall 351-285 total yardage advantage and an admirable 7-for-16 conversion rate on third down conversion.
While the Carolina Panthers remained at the bottom of the league in total offense during 2022, they leveraged their top pick in the NFL Draft to acquire Alabama QB Bryce Young as an answer. Although his passing options may be limited they rely heavily on running back Miles Sanders to move chains forward. Unfortunately, their season opener against Atlanta witnessed an unexpected late-game collapse, as the fourth quarter saw 14 unanswered points scored, resulting in a 24-10 road defeat.
Bryce Young, while showing great promise as a freshman quarterback, was limited to only 146 passing yards and one four-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst during their season opener. Miles Sanders contributed 72 rushing yards on 18 carries but turnovers plagued them as turnovers cost them their game.
Derek Carr Leads the Charge for a Promising 2023 Season
Carolina will face uncertainty with WR D.J. Chalk is returning from a hamstring injury and is expected to face an improved Young. In what promises to be an intense encounter, the Saints are expected to secure a road win and look forward to an exciting game against Carolina.
New Orleans Saints opened up the 2023 season on an impressive note by defeating Tennessee Titans 16-15, in a hard-fought contest that included newcomer Derek Carr completing 23-of-33 passes for 305 yards with one touchdown and one interception en route to victory.
The Saint’s defense proved its mettle by holding back Tennessee to only 285 total offensive yards and 2-of-12 conversion rates on third-down conversion attempts. Their resilience shone through, particularly on third down where only 2-of-12 attempts were successful for conversion. Marcus Maye, Marshon Lattimore, and Paulson Adebo each recorded interceptions while their pass rush provided three sacks and two tackles for loss as the Saints sealed victory with ease.
In 2022, the Saints finished 7-10 and missed playoff contention, leading them to acquire quarterback Derek Carr in free agency in an effort to start fresh. Their offensive performance was subpar overall in 2022: they ranked 18th in total offense, 19th in rushing game performance, and 16th in passing attack performance. Carr is expected to strengthen both areas, while the return of Michael Thomas further bolsters the lineup. Unfortunately, Alvin Kamara’s suspension temporarily hinders their running game, although Jamaal Williams joining their roster should considerably improve their depth.
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On defense, the Saints excelled in 2022. They placed fifth overall while also coming in second against pass defense – as evidenced by an impressive season-opener performance against Buffalo Bills quarterback Tim Tebow.
Carolina Panthers began a new era in 2023 with rookie QB Bryce Young taking over for veteran Frank Reich as head coach. Their last season ended with a 7-10 record, missing out on playoff contention by one game; offensively they struggled significantly; ranking 29th in total offense while their rushing attack performed well at 10th but their passing game languished at 29th – something Reich and Young hope to rectify by revitalizing their passing attack.
On defense, the Panthers ranked 22nd overall in total defense in 2022 and faced challenges against both run and pass play. In their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons, they demonstrated resilience despite making four turnovers offensively.
New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 7 games.
New Orleans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Saints are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Carolina.
New Orleans are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games against Carolina.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina.
Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
Carolina are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games.
Carolina is 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 games against New Orleans.
Carolina are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Betting Pick
On Monday night, when the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers meet to compete for supremacy in the NFC South Division, both sides hope to make an impressionful statement about themselves and make an impressionful statement about themselves in front of an eager football-watching public. Expect an exhilarating clash where strategy and skill will come together under prime-time lighting for an exhilarating experience that won’t disappoint fans of both clubs. The NFL betting predictions today are leaning towards the Saints to secure a victory and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Saints 27, Panthers 20.