The Carolina Panthers are hoping to climb up the NFC South ranks this season, but the depth in talent of the division could make it difficult for the team to climb out of the division’s cellar. If they are unable to do that, they will once again miss the playoffs, but just how many wins will they earn in the 2013-14 NFL season?
Plenty of people place wagers on the win totals for teams heading in to the year and the fine folks of Bovada.lv have recently updated their odds following the recent moves and news.
Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager of Bovada.lv says:
“NFL Season Win Totals is one of our most popular bets here at Bovada, and as a result, we have had some significant movement based on the amount of money we are taking on certain teams. Arizona, with our second lowest total of 5.5 wins has seen 90% of the action on the over which is the same case for New Orleans, who are only taking over money on their total of 9. The Patriots total, due to the loss of Hernandez and the status of Gronkowski, has dropped from 11.5 to 11 and in turn, the Dolphins who are also getting bet pretty heavily have moved from 7.5 to 8.”
So how does Vegas see the Panthers stacking up in the NFL this season? Here are the over/under odds for their 2013 win total:
Over: 7 (-160)
Under: 7 (+130)
Considering the Panthers have to face the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and improved Tampa Bay Buccaneers for six of their 16 games, it could be tough for the team to reach a .500 record. If they are unable to do that, we’ll have a bust.
My early predictions had the Panthers with a 7-9 record, so after seeing these odds I would be uncomfortable placing a bet.
However, if you had to guess whether they would go over or under the seven win mark, I’d have to lean towards the under.
How many games do you think the Panthers will rack up in 2013? Sound off in the comments section and share your predictions.