Rams vs. Panthers Odds, Picks, Cheat Sheet, More

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Rams at Panthers Betting Odds

  • Odds: Rams -1.5
  • Total: 50
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: FOX

All odds above are as of Friday and via PointsBet.

Since 2000, teams that lost the Super Bowl are 3-16 against the spread in the next season opener. Will the Los Angeles Rams buck that trend on Sunday?

The market keeps moving against them, going from -3 to -1.5 as of writing. Are our experts aligned with that movement?

You’ll find all our coverage of this game below, from our comprehensive betting guide to Sean Koerner’s projected odds and more.

Rams at Panthers Betting Guide, Picks

Our analysts and experts break down the most important angles of this game.

Here’s an excerpt, but you can read the full thing here.

Lost in the talk of how Cam Newton’s preseason injury scare would impact this game is the return of a healthy Cooper Kupp for Jared Goff.

In the Sean McVay era, Goff has averaged a middling 7.3 yards per attempt in eight games without Kupp. In 23 games with Kupp in the lineup, though, that figure skyrockets to 8.6. Kupp’s ability to win on the inside opens up the full play-calling arsenal for McVay.

The Carolina defense ranked 22nd in Football Outsiders’ pass DVOA a season ago and fields two corners — Donte Jackson and James Bradberry — who each graded outside the top 50 in Pro Football Focus’ coverage grades.

See our full betting breakdown for Rams-Panthers here.

Sean Koerner’s Projected Rams-Panthers Odds

Sean Koerner uses his NFL Power Ratings to project a spread and total for Sunday’s matchup. See whether he thinks Carolina is being undervalued.

Pick ‘Em Confidence Rating

Sean Koerner ranks every straight-up and against-the-spread pick for pools in his Pick ‘Em Confidence Ratings.

See where the Rams and Panthers rank.

Survivor Pool Recommendations

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