Originally posted on Odds Shark NFL Previews  |  Last updated 12/27/11
Jan 1, 1:00 PM | Turf of Mercedes-Benz Superdome Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints Odds 6-9TEAM RECORD12-3 The situation between Carolina and New Orleans plays perfectly into the dominant trends for this Week 17 NFL matchup. The Panthers are hungry for wins and to beef up Cam Newton's rookie QB records. They are also 7-1 ATS past 8 season finales. The Saints can rest with their playoff spot locked down and with Drew Brees passing Dan Marino's yardage record last week. They are 2-11 ATS past 13 season-ending games. So the trends mesh with the motivational scenario and you can expect the opening Saints vs Panthers point spread to reflect this reality. read more
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