Saints vs. Panthers final score prediction for Monday Night Football in Week 2

Predicting the final score of the Monday Night Football showdown between the Saints and Panthers
New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws the ball in the fourth quarter against the
New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws the ball in the fourth quarter against the / Andrew Nelles / / USA

An NFC South battle between the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints will kick-off the Monday Night Football double-header.

The Saints are set as road favorites in this game, but we're going to dive a little bit deeper into what I think the final score will be.

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Now, let's jump into it.

Saints vs. Panthers odds and spread

Saints score prediction

Oddsmakers have the Saints set as 3-point favorites, that means they believe if this game was played over and over, the average final score would result in a New Orleans three point win. That could range from anything to a 10-7 victory, to a 24-21 victory, or any other three point result.

With the total set at 39.5, there's also a strong likelihood of there being around 40 points scored.

So far this week, the OVER has gone 12-2 through the first 14 games. If that trend continues tonight, we may see the total amount of points scored dip into the high 40s.

If you read my full betting preview, you know I like the Saints to win and cover in this game.

But, let me try to seem extra smart and predict the exact final score. I have no faith in the Panthers offense based on how they looked in Week 1 against the Falcons, so I think the Saints may even cover this spread with margin. I also think the total will go UNDER the set number of 39.5.

I'll say the Saints win big on Monday night.

Score prediction: Saints 24 - Panthers 13

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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