Of the NFL’s 32 teams, the Carolina Panthers have had one of the busiest offseasons.
After a 7-10 campaign in 2022, the Panthers traded up for the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, sending DJ Moore and additional draft compensation to Chicago for the right to select Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.
Carolina has given its new face of the franchise a handful of veteran weapons to work with in running back Miles Sanders and receivers Adam Thielen and D.J. Chark.
As we get closer to the start of training camp, let’s break down the Panthers’ betting odds for the 2023 season.
Panthers Futures Betting Odds
Note: These NFL odds are current as of Monday, June 26, and provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Win Super Bowl: +8000
- Win NFC Championship: +4000
- Win NFC South: +400
- Make Playoffs: Yes (+210) / No (-250)
- Regular-Season Win Total: Over 7.5 (-120) / Under 7.5 (+100)
Panthers Super Bowl 58 Odds
Panthers: Win Super Bowl (+8000)
Only three teams currently have longer odds than Carolina in the latest Super Bowl 58 odds: the Colts (+10000), Texans (+20000), and Cardinals (+20000).
Indianapolis and Houston also selected quarterbacks in the top five of the 2023 NFL Draft, while Arizona could be without quarterback Kyler Murray (torn ACL) for part of the year.
The Panthers’ long-term outlook looks promising under owner David Tepper and new head coach Frank Reich — one of my sleepers in our NFL Coach of the Year predictions — but a first Super Bowl win in franchise history in 2023 would be miraculous.
Panthers NFC Championship Odds
Panthers: Win NFC Championship (+4000)
The Panthers have missed the playoffs each of the past five years, so it makes plenty of sense that their NFC Championship odds are similarly long.
Carolina’s roster has a lot of fresh faces, which means it may take some time before we see this team gel, especially on offense.
And while the defense has some talented players, especially in the secondary, they need to stay healthy for the Panthers to play competitive football next season.
Panthers NFC South Winner Odds
Panthers: Win NFC South (+400)
The Panthers rank third in the latest NFC South odds, falling behind New Orleans (+120) and Atlanta (+215).
All three of those teams finished with the same record last season (7-10), so there theoretically shouldn’t be too big of a difference between them.
However, the Saints’ offseason addition of QB Derek Carr gives them the most proven passer in the division, while Falcons QB Desmond Ridder at least has a year of experience under his belt.
While Young won the Heisman Trophy in his first season as a starter at Alabama, it will be a much more challenging task to walk into the NFL and perform at a similar level.
Carolina could overcome these odds, but I’ll like their chances more in 2024.
Panthers Make Playoffs Odds
Panthers: Miss Playoffs (-250)
Carolina has missed out on the postseason in six of the last seven years, so history says its odds of reaching the NFL playoffs in 2023 aren’t particularly good.
The potential to surprise us is there since we haven’t seen Young take a snap in the NFL, and most of this offense hasn’t played together before.
However, it seems safer to bet on the Panthers extending their playoff drought, especially given all the moving parts.
Panthers Regular-Season Win Total Odds
Panthers: Under 7.5 Wins (+100)
The Panthers’ regular season win total is set at 7.5 games, with the Over (-120) slightly favored against the Under (+100).
Outside of a relatively forgiving schedule that features matchups against the AFC South, I’m confused as to why that is the case since Carolina has won seven or fewer games each of the last five seasons.
While I like the Panthers’ prospects for the future, I think this will be another year of mediocrity in Carolina.