2014-15 NFL Expert Predictions: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers.

Authored by NFL Betting Picks analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their NFL game on Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 8:25 PM EST.
The (3-4) New Orleans Saints of the NFC South division will travel to the Queen City too take on the (3-4-1) Carolina Panthers also of the NFC South division in 2014 NFL Week 9 action. The teams will play at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The question is, who wants to win the division. This Sports Handicapper believes it is a wide open race, even the 1-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers can represent the NFC South in the 2014 NFL Playoff landscape. One thing is for sure only 1 team will get in. It’s hard for a team to repeat as divisional champs as Carolina won it last season, Atlanta the year before, it’s been a pattern over the past decade. Carolina looked like the odds on favorite before the season, but the loss of Steve Smith seemed to have hurt team chemistry and the Panthers have not replaced his leadership. Charliessports.com Is your source for winning NFL Picks. The NFL Betting Line has the New Orleans Saints as a 3 point road underdog Against The spread and the total is posted at 49′ points for the Thursday Night’s Football game.
The 2014-15 New Orleans Saints started the season 0-2 with road losses at Atlanta and at Cleveland, finally the Saints got a win in week 3 at home vs. The Minnesota Vikings. New Orleans is 0-4 their last 4 games played on Thursday’s. The over has come in the last 4 football games played away from the Mercedes Benz Superdome but the under is 9-2 the last 11 in Charlotte. New Orleans is 3-4 Against The Spread their last 7 in Charlotte. New Orleans will of coarse be led on offense by will be led on offense by quarterback Drew Brees in their NFL Expert Predictions game at Carolina. As much credit Brees has gotten over the years, he now deserves to be criticized for poor quarterback play this season, there has been a few games where he has thrown terrible passes that have resulted in interceptions. A couple that come to mind is vs. Tampa Bay at home and at Detroit as New Orleans was running out the clock for a win. It’s time for the coaching staff to make Brees aware of his bad decisions. The key to a New Orleans win is going to be on the shoulder of the offensive and defensive line. If the Saints control the line of scrimmage they win. Take some pressure off of the quarterback and play smash mouth football.
The Carolina Panthers have not met expectations this season and there is more than enough blame to go around. Let start with management for letting future Hall of Famer Steve Smith go to Baltimore, we understand he was getting old but this guy is still producing. The suspension to defensive tackle/end Greg Hardy hurt big time. The Carolina Panthers 5-3 Against The Spread this season, going over the total 5 times and staying under 3 times. Carolina is 5-1 ATS their last 6 vs.New Orleans in the Carolinas. The Panthers will be led on offense by quarterback Cam Newton for their NFL Expert Picks game vs. The New Orleans Saints. The Panthers looked to be the team to beat coming into the 2014-15 season, after winning the division last season. The key to a Carolina win is for the defense to play as a unit. Linebacker Thomas Davis is the leader and he needs to bring the young players. Davis has overcome many major knee injuries. Newton and the offense can put points on the scoreboard, should be an interesting divisional games with the winner taking sole possession of first place.



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