Watch Monday Night Football New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers live streaming Free NFL Playoffs Week 15 Online, Monday 17 December 2018, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, Time 08:15 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
In the NFC South, one team is trying to lock down the top conference seed while another is fighting for its postseason life. The Carolina Panthers host the New Orleans Saints in a crucial divisional matchup on Monday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. ET, with the NFL playoff picture hanging in the balance. While the 11-2 Saints have already secured the division, they’re vying with the Rams for the No.1 seed. The Panthers, losers of five straight, can get back into the NFC Wild Card race with a strong win that would improve them to 7-7.
New Orleans is a 6-point road favorite and the Over-Under is at 49.5 in the latest Panthers vs. Saints odds. Before you make any Panthers vs. Saints picks and predictions for Monday Night Football, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
The advanced computer model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 15 on a blistering 16-3 run. For the season, it is now 30-12 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-46. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model finished Week 14 at 139-67 on the season, ranking in the top two on NFLPickWatch.com. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Saints vs. Panthers. We can tell you it’s leaning Over, but it’s also generated a strong point-spread pick that’s hitting well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see that one at SportsLine.
The model has factored in that the Saints are averaging 125 rushing yards per game. Running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram have combined for over 1,300 yards on the ground and a whopping 16 touchdowns. Kamara has also racked up 70 receptions and four more receiving touchdowns. But the Saints’ vertical game remains lethal with the likes of Michael Thomas’ 1,218 receiving yards and eight scores, as well as Tre’Quan Smith, who notches nearly 17 yards per reception.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees is enjoying an MVP-caliber season and has thrown for 3,463 yards and 31 touchdowns third-best in the league against just four interceptions. He tops the NFL in completion percentage at 76.
In the midst of his second NFL season, Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has established himself as one of the game’s most versatile players. In addition to his 926 rushing yards averaging 5.2 per carry he has amassed 701 receiving yards, putting him fourth in the NFL in yards from scrimmage. His 86 receptions are among the league leaders for any position and he has found the end zone 13 times.
Five consecutive Carolina Panthers losses have a team once in firm control of their own playoff destiny, clinging to hope and needing help from other teams to continue their season. After not receiving any help on Sunday, a loss to New Orleans would not mathematically eliminate Carolina but would essentially end any real hope at making the playoffs.
Half way through, the Panthers appeared poised for their first ever back-to-back winning seasons in franchise history. Fast-forward a few weeks and Carolina is in real jeopardy of posting a losing season. The decline and inability of coach Ron Rivera to right the ship down the stretch could have new owner David Tepper anxious for a potential coaching change.
Facing division leader and rival New Orleans twice over the next three weeks, with a game against Atlanta sandwiched between, doesn’t make for an easy end to the year. The Panthers are a talented bunch but the recent slide doesn’t build much confidence for a positive push to end the year.
New Orleans makes its final road trip of the regular season with a visit to Carolina on Monday night. The Saints have benefited from an easy schedule, racking up twice as many victories versus last-place teams (four) as they have against teams that currently hold a winning record—the Saints beat the 7-6 Ravens by a point on Oct. 21 and the 11-2 Rams by 10 two weeks later. The Panthers, meanwhile, enter Monday having lost five straight games, with four of those defeats having come away from home. They’ve been a different team in Charlotte, having lost only once at home all season (30-27 on Nov. 25 to a Seattle team in the midst of its ongoing six-game win streak). Carolina is averaging 30.8 points per game and 381.5 total yards per game at Bank of America Stadium this season.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has consistently gotten his team to bounce back after road losses, having led Carolina to a 22-6 ATS record during his eight-year tenure when coming off a road loss. Rivera’s Panthers are 16-10 against the spread when facing a team that’s outscoring opponents by an average margin of at least six points per game, and they’re 29-20 against the spread when facing a team with an offense that averages at least 27 points per game. The Saints, meanwhile, are 18-25 against the spread under head coach Sean Payton when facing a team with a losing record over the second half of a season.