After a healthy Cam Newton led Carolina to a 6-2 start last season, he injured his shoulder and the Panthers promptly lost seven straight games en route to a 7-9 record.
The Jaguars, who finished 5-11 and were 31st in scoring last season with 15.3 points per game, face one of the NFL’s most difficult schedules this year.
Jacksonville is 9-2 to win its division and New York is 6-1, with the Lions 12-1, Bengals 14-1, Buccaneers 16-1, Giants 18-1 and Raiders and Cardinals at 20-1.
The fantasy sports expert, who will host events at Caesars Palace and The Linq Hotel this weekend, says his “Love/Hate” column is based on a player’s average draft position.
When CG Technology sportsbook opened its NFL season win totals in April, sharp bettors wagered on the Titans to go under 8½ wins, and under 8 is a minus 140 favorite.
New York has the NFL’s second-easiest schedule based on its opponents’ 2019 win totals and fifth-easiest schedule based on its opponents’ 2018 win percentage.
Buffalo finished second in the league in total defense last season, returns 10 of 11 defensive starters and added defensive end Ed Oliver in the NFL draft.
The renewal allows Sportradar to distribute the NFL’s real-time official play-by-play data to legal sportsbooks in the U.S. and internationally for in-play wagering.
The bad news for Denver is that it has the NFL’s second-most difficult schedule this season by two measures — its opponents’ 2019 season win totals and 2018 win percentage.
Baltimore, a plus 380 underdog, rallied to win 8-7 on Sunday when Rio Ruiz hit a walk-off two-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Houston closer Roberto Osuna.