Carolina Panthers Win Total Prediction
The Carolina Panthers won 11 games a year ago in route to a playoff appearance. After attempting to give Cam Newton some more help in the passing game, will they win at least nine games in 2018?
Carolina Panthers Betting Odds
Oddsmakers have set the Panthers' 2018 win total at 9 games, with the over carrying odds of 21/20 and the under carrying odds of 20/27. Carolina is also 35/1 to win the Super Bowl, 20/1 to win the NFC title, and 11/4 to win the NFC South Division.
The Panthers added running backs C.J. Anderson and Elijah Hood, tackle Zach Banner, quarterback Taylor Heinicke, guard Jeremiah Sirles, and receivers Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright this offseason. On the other side of the ball, Carolina lured defensive tackle Dontari Poe away from division rival Atlanta, as well as signed cornerback Ross Cockrell.
In the draft, the Panthers desperately needed to add some more speed at the receiver position so they took Maryland burner D.J. Moore in the first round. They added two defensive backs with their second and third-round selections, as LSU's Donte Jackson and Tennessee's Rashaan Gaulden were the picks. In the fourth, they took Indiana tight end Ian Thomas and Ole Miss defensive end Marquis Haynes.
Safety Kurt Coleman, defensive end Charles Johnson, running back Jonathan Stewart, tackle John Theus and cornerback Teddy Williams were all cut. Quarterback Derek Anderson, safety Jairus Byrd, tight end Ed Dickson and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei were some of Carolina's free-agent departures.
Season Win Total Prediction
Vegas has the Panthers pegged right at nine wins but if I'm going over or under, I'm going over, even in the toughest divisions in football. It's hard not to like this offense with Smith and Moore joining Cam Newton, Greg Olsen, Devin Funchess, Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel. The offensive line has to stay healthy and the secondary has to make big leaps if this team is going to win double-digit games again next season but there's too much talent to take the under here.
Carolina Panthers 2018 NFL Win Total Prediction: Over 9