Panthers vs. 49ers Prediction
Will the Panthers cover the point spread this afternoon in Santa Clara when they visit the 49ers at 4:25PM ET?
Who: Panthers (0-0) vs. 49ers (0-0)
When: 4:25PM ET, Sunday, September 10
Where: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the 49ers are 4.5-point home underdogs for their game against the Panthers while the over/under currently sits at 47.5 points.
Carolina opened as 4-point road favorites but the line was bet up to 4.5. As for the total, the umber hit the board at 48 but has been bet down slightly to 47.5.
Public Betting Information
Public bettors are all over the Panthers in this matchup. As for this writing, 79% of public bettors are backing Carolina and laying the 4.5 points.
OUR PREDICTION: The 49ers will only win a handful of games this season but I think they'll be more competitive than most expect. New head coach Kyle Shanahan game planned against the Panthers twice a year when he was in the NFC South as the Falcons' offensive coordinator, so I expect a good strategy today at home versus Carolina. The Panthers' talent will eventually take over, but I see this game being closer than some expect, with the Niners even in position to win it in the end.
NFL WEEK 1 PICK: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS +4.5