Saints vs. Panthers: Updated Odds, Money Line, Spread, Props to Watch for MNF

Michelle Bruton@@michelle_nflFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 18, 2023

Saints vs. Panthers: Updated Odds, Money Line, Spread, Props to Watch for MNF

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 10: Derek Carr #4 of the New Orleans Saints warms up  at Caesars Superdome on September 10, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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    Monday Night Football will conclude Week 2 of the NFL season with a bang, offering a unique doubleheader.

    On ESPN, the Carolina Panthers will host the New Orleans Saints. On ABC, the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers face off.

    Given the double game action, the Saints-Panthers game starts earlier than usual, at 7:15 p.m. ET.

    The Saints are at 1-0 on the season after defeating the Tennessee Titans in Week 1. The Panthers are looking for their first win after falling to the Atlanta Falcons.

    Here's a complete guide to the odds, spread and money line as well as some player and team prop bets for Monday night's matchup between the division rival Saints and Panthers.

Schedule, Odds and Spread

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    ATLANTA, GA  SEPTEMBER 10:  Carolina quarterback Bryce Young (9) drops back to pass during the NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons on September 10th, 2023 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.  (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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    Monday Night Football: New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

    Date: Monday, Sept. 18

    Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

    Time: 7:15 p.m. ET

    TV: ESPN and ESPN2

    Live Stream: ESPN app, NFL+

    Updated Monday Night Football Odds

    Spread: Saints -3 (-110), Panthers +3 (-110)

    Money Line: Saints -162 (bet $162 to win $100), Panthers +136 (bet $100 to win $136)

    Total 39.5 (Over: -110; Under: -110)

    Odds current as of 11 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 10

MNF Props to Watch

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    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 10: Derek Carr #4 of the New Orleans Saints hands the ball to Jamaal Williams #21 during the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Caesars Superdome on September 10, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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    Jamaal Williams to Score First Touchdown (+600)

    With Alvin Kamara suspended until Week 4, it's no surprise that Saints running back Jamaal Williams is favored to get the first points of the game on the board.

    But it's not only the fact that Williams is the Saints' lead back by default that makes this such a good bet. He had 18 carries and two receptions against the Titans, and while he didn't find the end zone in that game, New Orleans is certainly giving him plenty of opportunities. (The Titans also have one of the league's better run defenses.)

    The Panthers also gave up two touchdowns to Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier in Week 1.

    Rashid Shaheed over 37.5 Receiving Yards (-115)

    Saints wideout Rashid Shaheed had a fantastic start to his season in Week 1, picking up 89 yards on five receptions as well as a touchdown.

    Chris Olave and Michael Thomas might be seeing more targets, but Shaheed averaged 17.8 yards per reception, and his longest reception in Week 1 of 41 yards alone would be enough to get him over the yardage in this prop bet. Expect Derek Carr to look to Shaheed often enough to get this one done.

    Bryce Young to Throw an Interception (-125)

    We don't have a lot of data on rookie Panthers quarterback Bryce Young to help support prop bets involving him.

    Even so, it was clear to see in his NFL debut against the Falcons that Young is still finding his footing in the league. He had two interceptions to one touchdown in Week 1 and was also sacked twice and pressured 14 times.

    No one would bat an eye at betting on a rookie quarterback to throw a pick in his second week in the league generally, and since Young's inexperience was on display in Week 1, this prop is even more solid.

    Monday Night Football odds from DraftKings.

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