The Carolina Panthers are pretty big favorites to win OVER 9 regular season games in 2017, priced at -135. The UNDER was coming in at +105 for a potential payout of $10.50 on every $10 bet.
This was a team that just two years ago played in the Super Bowl. It does look as if the Panthers will be back in 2015 form heading into the 2017 regular NFL season.
A primary reason for the Panthers decline, the 2015 MVP Cam Newton was playing with a partially torn rotator cuff injury and had surgery in March.
Newton should be helped along by a retooled offense that includes running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Curtis Samuel.
Julius Peppers has also arrived back in Charlotte.
Still of concern, the offensive line and tackle position. Matt Kalil was brought on to join brother Ryan and protect Newton's blind side.
- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com