Free Week 1 NFL Prediction: Panthers vs 49ers Odds
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NFL Week 1 Handicapping
(0-0) Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers (0-0)
Date: Sunday September 10
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Levi’s Field – Santa Clara, California
Week 1 ATS Betting Lines: Panthers -6
NFL Week 1 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 1 NFL Betting Total: 48
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Carolina followed up a Super Bowl appearance with a dreadful season. It’s not the first time a runner-up has fallen flat but now is the time for this group to prove it was an aberration.
San Francisco would love to use this season just to prove that they are past terrible times they have had over the last few seasons. With a new coach they just want to be on the road.
The NFC South is one of the most competitive division in all of football but that is contingent upon Carolina being a lot better than they were a year ago.
A loss would put a lot of discomfort in that Carolina locker room.
The 49ers only one 2 games a year ago and both were against the Rams. It will be very clear that Carolina is not the Rams in this one. San Francisco is in for another very long season.
Cam Newton is capable of anything on a football field.
However, it is easy to say that he did not have a good 2016 season. He turned over the ball a lot and was not as much of a running threat. I love running QBs but only when they run.
This year they are hoping he can be ever more of a facilitator.
They have more than enough talent at receiver and TE and in Christian McCaffery have a new versatile weapon to put into the mix.
When their opponents have the ball the Panthers can be very stingy up front but they are still relying on an unproven set of cornerbacks. James Bradbury and Daryl Worley are not scaring anyone back there.
It is hard not to like Carolina in this spot given the opponent but I am taking a wait and see approach with this team.
I am not sure they will return to contender status this season.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have done themselves no favors the last couple of season under Tomsula and Kelly. Now with Kyle Shanahan at the helm they are hoping they can build back to their glory years.
Even if that is the case the 49ers of today have one of the least talented rosters in the NFL. Especially on offense. Brian Hoyer is a brilliant backup but to expect him to be a difference maker as a starter just isn’t fair.
The defense has more optimism. At each level there are established players and there are some young players who could make an immediate impact.
Speedy LB Ruben Foster is expected to start and his first assignment may be to spy Newton. No easy task for anyone and I look forward to seeing if he can get him on the ground.
San Francisco is going to take their lumps this season and this is likely one of those times.
With a little luck they will be more competitive by the end of the year.
NFL Betting Trends
- Under is 3-0-1 in Panthers last 4 games overall.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Panthers last 4 games on grass.
- Under is 4-1-1 in Panthers last 6 vs. NFC.
- 49ers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 1.
- 49ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- 49ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
4* Free NFL Betting Pick: Carolina -6
Newton has been battling some soreness all preseason and all bets are off if he misses a significant chunk of the game. If he is healthy they Panthers should methodically roll the 49ers.
NFL Free Week 1 Score Prediction: Carolina 27 – San Francisco 10
I am excited to see how the Panthers employ their new toy and whether we might truly have a 4 team race in the NFC South. Even though we are all psyched this game is filler in the late time slot.
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