CBS Sports' Pete Prisco foresees a stiff test for the Saints on the road, giving Carolina the edge in a shootout that he sees finishing in a 37-31 final. Prisco believes that being at home will give Newton just enough of a boost for the Panthers to avoid starting the season 0-2.
The experts at ESPN are a bit torn between these two teams as five of their NFL analysts have picked the Saints, while another four have taken the Panthers.
Walter Football predicts a Panthers win by the score of 30-24, though their experts claim that 91 percent of Vegas bets thus far have been placed on New Orleans.
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