Saints vs. Panthers Odds & Sharp Betting Pick: How Pros Are Playing This Over/Under
Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images. Pictured: Will Grier #3 of the Carolina Panthers
- The over/under for Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints opened at 48. Since then, the odds have been on the move, with professional bettor (aka sharps) heavily influencing that market with their picks.
- Below, we'll use the tools at The Action Network to check the updated odds for Panthers-Saints and see how the pros decided to bet this total.
The New Orleans Saints have already locked up the NFC South title and will enter the playoffs as the conference’s 3-seed, at worst.
In fact, with a win over the Panthers, the Saints could move to the 2-seed, including, a coveted first-round bye, should either the Packers tie or lose at Detroit or the 49ers tie or lose in Seattle.
While a longshot, the top seed in the NFC is still in play for New Orleans with a win and ties/losses by both Green Bay and San Francisco.
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With all of this yet to be decided, Sean Payton’s squad will not be holding anything back today against the Panthers, and this is reflected in the 13.5-point spread.
Seventy-eight percent of bettors are laying that big number with New Orleans, but sharps have instead turned their focus to the total.
Here’s how the pros are betting today’s Saints vs. Panthers over/under.
Saints vs. Panthers Sharp Betting Pick
This total opened at 48 and 55% of tickets have hit the over, suggesting balanced betting in general.
However, The Action Network’s money percentages tell a different story.
While just 45% of bettors are taking the under, those tickets account for 71% of money wagered on the total (see real-time public betting data here). This is a clear indicator that the biggest bets have played that side of the number.
Unsurprisingly, oddsmakers are moving with the money, adjusting this line all the way down to 44. 5, and even to 44 in some spots.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track and report professional betting action in real-time, have triggered five smart money indicators throughout the week on the under, including a Steam Move on Under 45 early Sunday morning.
This additional data reveals that not only is one-sided money on the Saints vs. Panthers under, but those dollars are coming from respected bettors with the clout to move the market.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 48 to 44.5)