Carolina Panthers Win/Loss 2017 NFL Expert Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,June 26, 2017 1:45, EDT in

The Carolina Panthers may have ‘crashed and burned’ by going 6-10 to get left out of the postseason just one year after reaching Super Bowl 50, but  Cam Newton and company have some legitimate hopes of bouncing back in a big way as they get set for the upcoming 2017 regular season.

Thanks to this look at the Panthers 2017 schedule and fun-filled analysis on just how the Panthers will fare against their 2017 regular season win total NFL odds, you’re going to have a great idea of what to expect out of the NFC playoff hopefuls this coming season. Now, let’s get started.

In Depth Analysis On The Carolina Panthers Win/Loss 2017 NFL Expert Predictions

 

 

Carolina Panthers Win Total 8.5

Week 1

Panthers (-4.5) at 49ers

The 49ers may have robbed the Chicago Bears blind in this year’s NFL Draft, but they’re still light years away from beating Carolina and will fall by double digits in their regular season opener against the Panthers.

Week 2

Bills at Panthers (-3.5)

Carolina is the pick to win at home here against a Bills team that went 3-5 on the road last season and is heading in a new direction under Sean McDermott.

Week 3

Saints at Panthers (-3)

The Saints have the more explosive offense, but the Panthers are playing at home and are the only team in this contest with any semblance of a competent defense. The Panthers win this NFC South divisional showdown, mostly because they’re at home.

Week 4

Panthers at Patriots (-9)

The Carolina Panthers are looking to rebound in 2017, but right now, New England is the far better team on both sides of the ball which is why Tom Brady and company are the pick here in Week 4.

Week 5

Panthers at Lions (-2)

I like Matthew Stafford, but Detroit’s dysfunction is still apparent as it was down the stretch a year ago. Despite being on the road, Carolina wins by picking off Stafford at least once!

Week 6

Eagles at Panthers (-4)

I love Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz, but the Birds are still rebuilding and playing on the road. Carolina wins in something of a thriller.

Week 7

Panthers (-1.5) at Bears

If this game isn’t over by halftime for the Bears, I’ll be completely stunned!

Week 8

Panthers at Buccaneers (-2.5)

The Panthers will suffer a road loss against Jameis Winston and the blossoming Buccaneers, mostly because it’s a divisional matchup against a team that is now, very evenly matched with the Panthers. Besides, one has to ask, is Winston now a better quarterback than Newton?

Week 9

Falcons (-1) at Panthers

The Falcons have a high-scoring offense, but not much defense and apparently, heart! Carolina wins another divisional battle in Week 9.

Week 10

Dolphins at Panthers (-3)

There’s no way I’m picking Miami to march into Carolina to get the win when I expect the Panthers’ defense to harass the hell out of Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Week 11

BYE

While I love head coach Todd Bowles, the fact of the matter is that the New York Jets put the ‘D’ in dysfunction.

Week 12

Panthers (-3) at Jets

While I love head coach Todd Bowles, the fact of the matter is that the New York Jets put the ‘D’ in dysfunction.

Week 13

Panthers at Saints (-2.5)

Drew Brees and company get the field goal win at home as part of their regular season split with the Panthers.

Week 14

Vikings at Panthers (-3)

Both teams in this Week 14 matchup have above average defenses, but modest offenses that needed upgrades. I’m thinking Christian McCaffery outshines Dalvin Cook just a bit as Carolina holds down the fort at home.

Week 15

Packers (-2) at Panthers

The Panthers may be playing at home in this Week 15 showdown, but Aaron Rodgers and the Green bay Packers will be firing on all cylinders at this late juncture of the season, meaning Carolina loses at home.

Week 16

Buccaneers at Panthers (-3)

Carolina gets it revenge for their Week 8 road loss at Tampa Bay.

Week 17

Panthers at Falcons

Atlanta gets its own revenge by putting 30 points on the board to both, get some revenge and beat the Panthers in their regular season finale.

I’ve got Carolina reaching 11 victories in 2017 and while that may be at least one win too many, I still think the Panthers are virtual locks to top their 8.5-game win total odds.