New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers
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|New York Jets||+5 -110||45 -110o||+190|
|Carolina Panthers||-5 -110||45 -110u||-230|
**Odds as of 09/06**
The Panthers opened as four-point favorites when NFL betting lines first opened in May and have since crept up to five-point chalk. They carry a -230 price on the moneyline, while the buy-back price for the Jets is +190. The total for this game is 45 points, up from an open of 43.
The Jets are coming off a woeful 2-14 season, where they finished last in the AFC East. The poor season spelled the end for head coach Adam Gase. Now, Robert Saleh is the new man in charge of the Jets — the 20th in franchise history.
For Carolina, Matt Rhule will start his second season as the head coach. The former Penn State leader went 5-11 in his first season. The Panthers will feature a heavy dose of Christian McCaffrey early and often for a chance at the 2021 postseason. Those chances are not great and carry +270 odds.
Zach Wilson projects as the starting quarterback for the Jets. Their first-round draft pick, the 22-year-old from Brigham Young, played in two pre-season games, throwing for two touchdown passes. Wilson will look to top targets Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole and tight end Tyler Kroft.
The Panthers will trot out Sam Darnold as the starting quarterback. Darnold gets a chance at revenge against his former team in Week 1 of the season. The 24-year-old from Southern California will enjoy the combination of Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore as his top two receivers. Anderson also brings the revenge narrative here against his old team.