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Saints vs. Panthers Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

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Thursday, November 17, the New Orleans Saints (4-5) take on the Carolina Panthers (3-6). The game will be played at Bank of America Stadium. Read on for our Saints vs. Panthers prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Carolina wins the match-up between the two teams 63.8% of the time. The spread also suggests that the Panthers are the favorites.

Spread: Carolina -4

Game Time: 8:25 p.m. E.T.

Channel: NBC

Saints vs. Panthers preview:

After a 2-4 start to the season, Drew Brees and New Orleans put together back-to-back impressive wins against the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. However, last weekend's heartbreaking loss to the Broncos has the Saints sitting below .500 yet again. Instead of making the go-ahead extra point, the point after attempt was blocked and returned to give the Broncos a 25-23 win. On a short week the Saints must find a way to win to keep their season alive.

After starting off the season with a 1-5 record, the Panthers reeled off two straight wins to sit at 3-5, but lost last weekend to the Chiefs despite leading 17-0. Cam Newton was all smiles during the Panthers two-game win streak, but needs to step up is game if Carolina is to have any shot at the playoffs. A home game against a division opponent is a huge opportunity for the Panthers, especially against a weak New Orleans defense.

The Saints and Panthers have played each other 43 times, with the Panthers holding a 23-20 advantage.

Saints vs. Panthers prediction:

Both teams need a win here to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Can Cam Newton right the ship and get the Panthers back into the playoffs? Not with collapses like they suffered last week against the Chiefs.

Drew Brees needs help from his defense, but he rarely receives it. New Orleans is 5-0 as an underdog this season, but that streak will end Thursday as Cam Newton dominates.

Carolina 30, New Orleans 23