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Betting odds: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
- Spread: Saints -6
- Over/Under: 49.5
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel: ESPN
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Betting market: This game is a great pros vs. joes example.
The Saints — one of the best teams in the league — are getting more than 60% of bets. The money, however, is heavily on the Panthers with almost 60% as of writing (see live data here).
There’s also been a reverse line move triggered on the Panthers, helping them move from +6.5 to +6 despite the lack of public support.
The under has received big money with almost 75% of dollars, dropping the total from 54 to 49.5 since opening. — Mark Gallant
Trends to know: Elite teams tend to be overvalued late in the season. Since 2003, teams that have won 80% or more of their games, like the Saints, have gone 114-146-3 (44%) against the spread in December or later, per our Bet Labs data. — John Ewing
Those teams struggle even more when they’re elite at scoring.
Since 2003, teams that have won at least 80% of games and are averaging at least 30 points per game are 33-55-1 (37.5%) ATS in December or later, including 8-16 ATS in prime time and 10-25-1 ATS on the road. — Evan Abrams