The NFL Week 1 odds favor Carolina by 2.5-points when the Panthers host the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams are built around mobile QBs, power rushers, solid defenses, suspect receiving corps, and a spotty offensive line.
Dallas Cowboys Vs Carolina Panthers Odds & Predictions NFL Week 1
This tilt will be the top afternoon game to bet the NFL week 1 odds on. Here’s a closer look at the game and complete betting odds.
Who: Dallas Cowboys Vs Carolina Panthers
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
When: Sunday, Sept 9th, 4:25 PM ET
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Carolina -2½ -120
Moneyline: Cowboys +123/Panthers -143
Why Bet On Dallas Over Carolina
The Cowboys lost Dez Bryant and Jason Witten in the offseason. But they have the 2016 leading rusher in Ezekiel Elliott who put up 1,631 yards on the ground as a rookie. He recorded 58 catches for 632 yards in 25 games in his first two seasons. Elliot is hell bent on proving his worth this season after missing time last season due to suspension.
Dallas has been one of the best road teams in the league in recent years. The Cowboys have gone 6-1 straight up and 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven road games. Moreover, Dallas is a smart bet in September on the road going 5-1 SU and ATS in their previous six away games in the opening month.
Why Bet On Carolina Over Dallas
The Panthers are altering course this season with Norv Turner who takes over the offense in Carolina. That bodes well for second-year running back Christian McCaffrey. He is projected to emerge as the best all-purpose rusher in the league.
The Panthers are 7-3 SU and ATS in their last ten games.
NFL Week 1 Prediction Dallas Vs Carolina
The NFL week 1 odds would put the spread at a pick if this game was being played on neutral ground. Will the Carolina home crowd be enough to push the Panthers to a win in this game?
Carolina won the previous tilt versus Dallas during the Romo-era to end a five-game skid.