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Pick against the spread for Panthers vs. Saints in Week 14 of 2023 NFL season

Teddy Ricketson gives their pick against the spread for Panthers vs. Saints in Week 14.

Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints returns to the field during halftime against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 26, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers (1-11) will go on the road to take on the New Orleans Saints (5-7) in Week 14. Kickoff from the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana is set for 1 p.m. ET and will air on Fox. The Saints picked up the Week 2 win over the Panthers, 20-17.

The Saints are 5-point favorites at home. New Orleans is installed at -230 on the moneyline, while Carolina is the +190 underdog. The point total is set at 37.5. All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

Panthers vs. Saints, Week 14: Pick against the spread

The Panthers have had a season to forget and are playing for pride. They have been officially eliminated from playoff contention but can focus on the development of QB Bryce Young and still play spoiler for playoff-hopeful teams. Carolina is coming off a three-point loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Saints have dropped three games in a row and recently lost by five to the Detroit Lions. Starting quarterback Derek Carr was knocked out of the game with a concussion and rib and shoulder injuries. If he can clear the protocols, he is expected to play in this game. New Orleans didn’t have starting running back Alvin Kamara the first time these teams played.

The Pick: Saints -5

I’m assuming that Carr will be playing in this game. If he isn’t, I’d expect the line to move to Saints -3 as a result, and I would still take that. Carolina’s defense could keep this game close, but they still don’t have an offensive identity heading into Week 14, and Kamara should be in for a big day for the Saints.