• Akash Anavarathan

Carolina-San Francisco: Panthers open as 5.5-point favorites over 49ers

The Carolina Panthers will be coming to Santa Clara, CA to take on the San Francisco 49ers in a Sunday afternoon showdown.

It's Week 1 of the NFL season -- which typically is the time that crazy things happen. The 49ers have a weird bond with Week 1, where they can't seem to lose no matter who the opponent is. The Panthers are making a West Coast trip and it seems like an odd trip/time for them.

According to OddsShark.com, the San Francisco 49ers will open as 5.5-point underdogs to the Carolina Panthers. The moneyline has Carolina at -225 and San Francisco at +195. The O/U for this game has been set at 48.

Spread: San Francisco +5.5

Moneyline: San Francisco +195, Carolina -225

O/U: 48 points

Can the Panthers cover the spread this week? It seems like a lot of points on the road, but we'll find out Sunday at 1:25 PM PST.

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