Monday Night Football 2018 , Week 15: Optimal DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy football picks and lineups.While the New Orleans Saints fight for the NFC’s top seed, the Carolina Panthers are trying to stay alive in the NFL playoff picture. These two division rivals meet on Monday Night Football in the final game of the Week 15 NFL schedule. Kickoff from Bank of America Stadium is set for 8:15 p.m. ET.
The 11-2 Saints are fighting for home-field advantage throughout the postseason, while the 6-7 Panthers are desperately trying to snap a five-game losing streak that has them on the outside looking in. New Orleans is a six-point road favorite after the line opened at 6.5.
The Over-Under has fallen throughout the week and stands at 50 in the live Panthers vs. Saints odds. Before you make any Panthers vs. Saints picks and Monday Night Football predictions, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
A little more than a month ago, the game between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers may have been for the NFC South title and impact the race for home field advantage. That was before the Panthers fell into a five straight losses free-fall. The Saints lead the NFC, while the Panthers are struggling to earn a playoff berth on Monday Night Football (5:15 p.m. PT/8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN).
The Saints (11-2) lead the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC’s best record but they have no margin for error. The displayed mental toughness in their win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rallying from a deficit. After being held to 10 points in the loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 13 and three points in the first half against the Buccaneers, the Saints snapped out of their funk with 25 points in the second half.
Unfortunately for the Panthers (6-7) their funk continues after a surprising loss to the Cleveland Browns last week. Veteran defensive end Julius Peppers said he expects the Panthers to not only defeat the Saints Monday night, but for the team to win out and earn a playoff playoff berth.
You can get the latest score and stats from the game in the box score provided above and here’s everything you need to know in order to watch the Panthers vs. Saints game:
What: New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers
When: Monday, Dec. 17, 5:15 p.m. PT/8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC