3 best prop bets for Carolina Panthers vs. the Saints in Week 3

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Baker Mayfield
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What are the best prop bets available when the Carolina Panthers take on the New Orleans Saints in Week 3?

The Carolina Panthers are staring own the barrel just two games into the season. Two straight losses to open their campaign leaves Matt Rhule’s job status in further doubt and questions are being asked of the coaching staff despite some notable acquisitions once their 2021 commitments came to a conclusion.

Next up for Carolina is a tricky home tie against the New Orleans Saints. Dennis Allen has everyone in Baton Rouge signing from the same hymn sheet and the fact this is a divisional game only adds to the spice.

Bank of America Stadium hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Panthers lately. It’s been more than a year since they won on home soil, which was coincidentally versus the Saints in Week 2 last year.

Tensions will be running high whichever way this goes. But for those looking to make some money, here are the three best prop bets available in Week 3.

Prop Bet No. 1

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(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Ian Thomas /

Ian Thomas prop bets

  • Over 14.5 receiving yards at -114 (FanDuel)

One of the more encouraging aspects of the campaign to date has been Ian Thomas‘ growing influence in the passing game. The tight end is benefitting more than most from Ben McAdoo’s scheme, coming up with some eye-catching grabs over the opening fortnight after many questioned why the Carolina Panthers extended their former fourth-round selection before free agency.

Carolina needs Thomas to produce the goods over the middle given the strength within the New Orleans Saints secondary. With that in mind, backing the Indiana product to gain more than 14.5 receiving yards at -114 (bet $114 to win $100) on FanDuel seems like a decent wager.