The Carolina Panthers will be looking to remain the sole undefeated team in the NFL this season when they visit the New Orleans Saints on Sunday as 7-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Panthers improved their straight-up record to 11-0 last weekend with a lopsided 33-14 win over the Dallas Cowboys, easily covering as 1-point road favorites to extend their current against-the-spread win streak to four games.
Carolina has been almost as strong at the sportsbooks as they have been on the gridiron, taking a 9-2 ATS record, 5-0 ATS on the road, into Sunday afternoon’s Panthers vs. Saints betting matchup at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Panthers have been pegged as underdogs twice, and as favorites by 3.5 or fewer points on six additional occasions this season, despite winning by double-digit margins six times, and by an average of over 21 points per game in their last three.
However, one of their two ATS defeats came against the Saints, who covered as 10-point underdogs in a 27-22 loss in Week 3.
New Orleans followed up that contest with four SU wins in five games, but have struggled since, going winless SU and ATS in their last three, and has struggled to produce offense in their last two, tallying just 10 points per game in losses to Washington and Houston.
The club has compiled a respectable 3-1 SU record, 2-1-1 ATS, in their last four at home against Carolina, but are just 2-5 SU in their last seven meetings overall, 3-4 ATS, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The Minnesota Vikings can also earn greater respect at the sportsbooks with a win on Sunday, when they host the Seattle Seahawks as 1-point underdogs.
The 8-3 Vikings took sole possession of top spot in the NFC North last week with a 20-10 win over Atlanta, their third as betting underdogs in the last six weeks. Minnesota has also been pegged as 3-point chalk only twice this year, despite winning by an average margin of over nine points in their eight SU wins.
The 6-5 Seahawks have won four of five to return to playoff contention, but have just one win against teams with winning records, and are 1-2 SU and ATS in their last three visits to Minnesota.
In other NFL Week 13 betting action, the Green Bay Packers will try to keep pace with Minnesota when they visit the Detroit Lions on Thursday night as 3-point chalk, while the Falcons battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as 1-point underdogs, and the New England Patriots host the Philadelphia Eagles as 9.5-point favorites.