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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Baker Mayfield prop bets

  • Over 225 passing yards at +162 (FanDuel)

This is a hugely important game for Baker Mayfield. Doubts are creeping in surrounding his potential to get the Carolina Panthers trending in the right direction and although there has been moments of quality, the signal-caller has yet to sustain this for a full contest.

Mayfield knows time is running out for the Carolina Panthers to save their season. That might sound strange just two games into the campaign, but the problems run far deeper for a franchise that’s won twice in the last 16, is on a nine-game losing run, and is an astonishing 1-25 under Matt Rhule when opponents score more than 17 points.

The New Orleans Saints boast a phenomenal secondary who’ll make things difficult for Mayfield. Especially if the offensive line fails to cope with experienced figures on the defensive front seven such as Cameron Jordan, Marcus Davenport, and Demario Davis.

Starting his fresh start with an 0-3 record would be a disaster. This heightened urgency coupled with another week familirizing himself with teammates might spring Mayfield to life, something the Panthers need in the biggest way imaginable.

With this in mind, betting on Mayfield to throw more than 225 passing yards with FanDuel Sportsbook at +162 (bet $100 to win $162) is a risky but tempting wager. Something that could make a substantial difference to the overall result.

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