The Carolina Panthers retooled in Matt Rhule’s second year at the helm, swapping out Teddy Bridgewater for Sam Darnold. A healthy Christian McCaffrey will be the best weapon Darnold has ever had by his side, and Robby Anderson and DJ Moore provide a reliable receiving duo for the new signal-caller. The defense has a lot of potential with Shaq Thompson and Jeremy Chinn leading the way at linebacker.
Carolina Panthers Odds to Win the Super Bowl
The Carolina Panthers enter the season with Super Bowl odds of +6500. Carolina definitely improved from last season and could be a sneaky contender for a playoff spot. The Panthers have +270 odds to make the playoffs and a favorable strength of schedule to help them.
Betting Carolina Panthers Futures
The Panthers are the underdogs in the NFC South despite returning Christian McCaffrey to the lineup. Carolina has division odds of +1100 in a tough NFC South, but this team won five games last year without their best offensive weapon on the field for 13 of the 16 games.
The schedule sets up well for the Panthers to potentially hit their wins total prop bet of 7.5 wins. The Panthers may be underdogs in three of the four games against the AFC East, but the four games against the NFC East are all very winnable for this team. Carolina also draws the Texans, Vikings, and Cardinals this season, the latter two will be challenging games.
Carolina has plenty of talent on offense that should make the unit hum efficiently, but it doesn't have a clear favorite NFL MVP contender. The Panthers’ best hope is running back Christian McCaffrey, whose versatility as a runner and pass-catcher makes him an excellent dark horse candidate with MVP odds of +5000. However,his best chance for an individual award may be the Comeback Player of the Year after he missed 13 games last season due to injury.