The Los Angeles Rams are field goal-favorites over the Carolina Panthers, according to the legal online sports betting point spread. The Rams unlawfully usurped the New Orleans Saints’ place in Super Bowl III. And now they are saddled with organ bank Blake Bortles. Talk about your mind blowing karma. Did Sean McVay and Les Snead tell each other, “we have such a talented roster. We’re just too good. Let’s bring in someone with no discernible skills. Let no one say we’re not equal opportunity employers.”? The Horned Ones went 13-3 last season (7-7-2 ATs per the best online sportsbooks). Jared Goff started all 16 regular season games. Rams fans better pray to Saint Sebastian that Goff does not get injured. Meanwhile, the Panthers finished 2018 7-9. Including a 0-7 SU and 1-6 stretch toward the end of the regular season.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Week 1 Betting Information
- Date: Sunday September 8
- Time: 1:00 pm ET
- Venue: Bank of America Stadium
Odds from Xbet.ag:
|Rams||-2½ (-105)||50 (-110)||-140|
|Panthers||+2½ (-115)||50 (-110)||+120|
Betting LA Rams
Running back Todd Gurley had a career- and league-high 21 TDs (17 rushing) last season. He also had a career-best 4.9 yards per carry. And rushed for more than 1000 yards for the second straight season. However, all those yards gained took a tool on his left knee. To the point that the Rams are handling Gurley with kid gloves. “We’ve got him on a great plan and he is usually around every single day at this time doing some different things that we had talked about a while back,” McVay said. “He has been here consistently following the program that we have implemented with him.” Whatever those things are, they don’t seem to involved participation in team drills.
On the other hand, defensive tackle Aaron Donald is conspicuous by his presence in OTAs. Contractual turmoil didn’t prevent Donald from earning Defensive Player of the Year honors for the past two seasons. Who knows what he will be capable of with the benefit of a harmonious off- and preseason.
Betting the Panthers
The Panthers’ legal online sports betting odds of returning to the Super Bowl are not good. The aforementioned Aaron Donald had 20.5 sacks last season. By way of comparison, Carolina as a whole had 35 sacks, ranking No. 27 in the NFL. To address this, the Panthers selected linebackers Brian Burns and Christian Miller in the first and fourth rounds of the 2019 draft. And signed veteran defensive end Bruce Irvin. “They’ve got a chance to be really good pros,” Irvin said of the two rookies. “They just have to keep their heads down and work. They’ve got some great examples in front of them. We’ve got to get ‘em right, because we are going to depend on both them this year. You can never have too many rushers.” The three are expected to share the workload with defensive Mario Addison. Addison led the team, as he is wont to do, with nine sacks last season.
Expert Game Prediction: Los Angeles Rams vs. Carolina Panthers Week 1
Goff just might be a bit too much for even a revamped Carolina defensive line to take on. The California product just had the best season of his young career. Goff had career-highs in attempts, completions, completion percentage, passing yards, passing yards per attempt, and TD passes. He even had career-bests in rushing yards and rushing TDs. Goff also threw double-digit picks for the first time in his career. But you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. As they say in the parlance of our times. All things considered, take the Rams to cover the legal online sports betting point spread.