September 9, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) points as he runs out of the pocket in the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The New Orleans Saints are 2.5-point road favorites while the Carolina Panthers have held the score under the spread in eight of their last nine home games against the Saints.
The New Orleans Saints are favored in Week 2, as they travel to Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium to take on the Carolina Panthers after a 40-32 loss to the Washington Redskins. The Panthers will be looking for more offense after losing their opener, 16-10, to Tampa Bay.
Oddsmakers opened up the Saints as 6.5-point favorites. Bettors obviously were not so impressed with New Orleans' opening performance, as the Saints are now favored at most sites by only 2.5 to 3 points.
The over-under sits at 51. In New Orleans' last five games, the total has gone over every time, but eight of the last nine Saints-Panthers games in Charlotte have come in under the total. In the last 10 games between the two teams, New Orleans is 6-4 straight up, but the Panthers are 7-3 against in those same games.