If you’re on the lookout for interesting betting opportunities this NFL season, the Carolina Panthers are definitely worth a closer look. As the only NFL team in either of the Carolinas, the Panthers have a big following both locally and in the broader world of sports betting.
Last season started out strong as the Panthers looked to be in contention for one of the league’s top spots but a shoulder injury to QB Cam Newton completely derailed the team’s season.
With reports on Newton’s injury looking very positive in 2019, it could be a great opportunity to cash in on some of the uncertainty that will definitely find its way into this year’s betting lines.
In this Carolina Panthers team guide we’ll go into detail on important topics, including:
- How the Panthers match-up against their NFC South rivals.
- Betting tips and strategy for betting on the Panthers this season.
- Team info and stats including owners, team value, stadium, location and more.
Carolina Panthers Team History
The Carolina Panthers organization played its first game in 1995 as the NFL’s 29th franchise. The team had early success and finished the ‘95 season with a record of 7-9, which set the record for the best first season of any expansion franchise.
Since then the Panthers have won two NFC Championships, six division titles, and made eight playoff appearances. The Panthers have lost both Super Bowls they’ve played in, falling to the New England Patriots in 2003 and the Denver Broncos in 2015.
The Panthers’ best season came in 2015 when they ended the year with a 15-1 record, advanced to the Super Bowl and saw QB Cam Newton named league MVP. The franchise’s most recognizable players include Steve Smith, Julius Peppers, Thomas Davis, and Cam Newton.
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Carolina Panthers FAQs
How much are the Carolina Panthers worth?
During the 2017 season, the Panthers organization generated $396 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.3 billion.
Who owns the Carolina Panthers?
The Panthers are owned by David Tepper.
When did the Carolina Panthers become a team?
The organization played its first season in 1995.
Have the Carolina Panthers Won a Super Bowl?
No, the Panthers have not won a Super Bowl.
What stadium and city do the Carolina Panthers play in?
Since 1996, the Panthers have played at Bank of America Stadium, located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Where do the Panthers have training camp?
The club holds training camp at Wofford College, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
What is the Carolina Panthers mascot?
Sir Purr is the official mascot of the Carolina Panthers.
What are the Carolina Panthers team colors?
The Panthers wear black, silver, and panther blue.
Carolina Panthers Player Highlights
|All-Time Team Leaders|
|Games played||John Kasay|
|Passing Yards||Cam Newton||28,469|
|Passing TDs||Cam Newton||182|
|Receiving Yards||Steve Smith||12,197|
|Receiving TDs||Steve Smith||67|
|Rushing Yards||Jonathan Stewart||7,318|
|Rushing TDs||Cam Newton||58|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||John Kasay||1,482|
Tips for Betting on Carolina Panthers in 2019
Prior to week 10 of the 2018 season, the Carolina Panthers looked like legitimate Super Bowl contenders. They were 6-2, scored 30+ points in half of their games, and QB Cam Newton was healthy and productive.
After week 10 things fell apart fast. The Panthers dropped seven straight games, Newton became severely limited by a right shoulder injury and the team quickly dropped out of playoff contention. The Panthers eventually ended their losing streak in week 17, but the damage had been done and Carolina would miss the postseason for only the second time in the last six years.
The offseason didn’t bring a lot of changes in North Carolina, but the Panthers were able to add some much needed pass rush to their defense with the first round selection of OLB Brian Burns.
Looking forward, the New Orleans Saints represent the biggest threat in the NFC South, while the Falcons and Buccaneers are in a similar position as the Panthers, looking to turn things around after a rough 2018.
The Panthers success in 2019 hinges on the health of QB Cam Newton. The 6’5 former league MVP battled an injury to his throwing shoulder for much of last season which greatly contributed to the Panthers disastrous second half of the season.
Here are some other points to consider if you’re thinking about backing the Panthers this season:
- RB Christian Mccaffrey is one of the game’s most dynamic offensive threats, leading his team in both rushing and receiving yards while falling just short of 2,000 all purpose yards.
- During the team’s seven game losing streak, the Panthers only managed to cover one spread and hit two Overs.
- The Panthers’ defense, which finished 19th in points per game and 15th in yards per game, is in a state of transition after losing longtime player Thomas Davis in free agency to the Chargers.
Here are some key numbers for bettors to focus on heading into 2019:
- The Panthers finished in the bottom half of the league vs. the spread last season, going 7-9 and finishing the year with a 43.8 cover percentage.
- The Panthers were middle of the pack when it came to hitting overs last season, ending the year precisely 50% on over/under lines.
Start Betting on the Carolina Panthers Now
The Carolina Panthers are coming off a down year, but with a healthy Cam Newton and a soft early schedule the team has its sights on a spot in the postseason and a potential sixth NFC South title.
While sports betting in North Carolina is not officially legalized yet, there is cautious optimism that legalization will take place in 2019 and might even finalized before the start of the upcoming NFL season.
Click here to read our comprehensive guide to legal sports betting in North Carolina for the latest developments.