|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the NFLNFL betting lines handicappers have seen the Carolina Panthers fall from the top seed in the 2008 NFL betting post season to a team that is struggling to get to .500. NFL betting lines have been most profitable on the New Orleans Saints as they are undefeated with a 7-0 straight up record and a 6-1 NFL betting mark against the spread.
The Carolina Panthers fell flat out of the gate with the NFL betting lines this year as they lost their first 3 games straight up and dropped their first 4 games with the NFL betting board. Carolina has quietly improved, however, as they have won 3 out of their last 4 games straight up and have paid out in 2 out of their last 3 NFL football betting matchups to stand at 3-4 straight up and 2-5 with the NFL betting lines. The Panthers scored an impressive 34-21 win at Arizona last week as 10-point dogs with the
Carolina’s big problem with the NFL betting lines this year has been quarterback Jake Delhomme, who has a 59.3 quarterback rating and a dreadful 5/13 touchdown to interception ratio. DeAngelo Williams is the key to the offense as he has rushed for 619 yards and a 4.8 yards per carry average with 5 touchdowns.
The New Orleans Saints have their hometown fans thinking “Super” as they have been one of the most dominant teams on the NFL betting lines board. The Saints have the top ranked offense with the NFL betting lines led by quarterback Drew Brees, who has a 107.6 QB rating with a 68% completion rate and a 16/6 touchdown to interception ratio. Pierre Thomas is averaging 5.8 yards per carry and Mike Bell is averaging 4.4 yards per carry to give the Saints incredible balance. One point of concern with the Saints is their defense that ranks 20th overall with the NFL betting lines for points allowed.Carolina has gone over the total in 7 out of their last 8 road games while the Saints have gone over the total in 6 out of their last 8 games overall. The Saints have covered 7 out of their last 9 games at home but just 1 out of their last 5 at the Superdome against Carolina.