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Thu 19/12/2013 - 20:59 EST

New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Sunday NFL Betting Advice

One of the most anticipated games of the week is scheduled for Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET when the Carolina Panthers host the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. These two NFC South rivals are playing for the division title on Sunday afternoon. We will back the Saints on the road as they clinch the title and the NFC two-seed.

New Orleans Saints: Headed for division title

Despite a couple of ugly losses in the past handful of weeks, the Saints are poised to defeat the Panthers for the second time this season en route to the South division title and the number two-seed in the NFC playoffs. With the two-seed, the Saints would also clinch a bye for the first round. Just weeks ago, the Saints dismantled the Panthers at home by a score of 31-13, and the game wasn’t even as close as the score shows as Carolina scored late.

Carolina Panthers: Season in jeopardy with loss

Should Carolina lose this game they will need to win their final game of the season to get into the playoffs. If Carolina wins this game, they would only need a win in their final game to secure the South title and the two-seed in the playoffs, no matter what the Saints do in week 17. Carolina should be confident coming into this game despite the loss to New Orleans because they are 6-1 at home this season. A win would go a long way in the development of Cam Newton.

Over at TopBet, the oddsmakers have the Saints as three-point underdogs in this crucial week 16 game against the Panthers. Despite being underdogs, and on the road, we will bet on the Saints to secure the game and the division title with the win. We will bet 10 percent on New Orleans and the OVER 47 total points scored in this contest.