North Carolina Sports Betting: When’s The First Panthers Game Fans Can Bet On?

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
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The Carolina Panthers schedule is officially out. Sports betting is also now legal in NC—we get it, Panthers fans, you’re clamoring to bet on the NFL. It’s been a long two months, and it’ll be a longer six months. So, when is the first time residents of North Carolina can legally bet on a Panthers game? And against whom?

We’re covering NFL opening odds and Panthers odds for the first game of the season below.

NC Sports Betting: First Panthers Game You Can Bet On

The Carolina Panthers open their season on the road against the NFC South rival New Orleans Saints. This will be the first Panthers regular season game residents can legally bet on via North Carolina sportsbooks.

View Panthers at Saints odds from the best NFL betting sites below. Click on odds anywhere to place a bet.

Year 1 under QB Bryce Young was far from inspiring. Sportsbooks aren’t entirely optimistic about Year 2, either. The Panthers are road underdogs on the point spread and on the moneyline for the season opener. The game’s over/under sits at points. Keep in mind that these numbers will move leading up to kickoff.

The Week 1 game kicks on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 1:00 p.m. ET from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. Over the last five seasons, the Panthers are just 3-7 against the Saints, including 1-4 on the road.

While bankrupt in draft capital, the Panthers made a concerted effort to build a roster through free agency. They added WR Diontae Johnson and guard Robert Hunt offensively. Defensively, they invested in a couple of pass rushers, namely K’Lavon Chaisson and Jadaveon Clowney, to try and replace vacant production from Brian Burns. They also resigned DT Derrick Brown and LB Shaq Thompson to bolster the stop unit.

But it’ll take more than a couple of mid-level free-agency signings to improve the Panthers’ outlook. Dave Canales begins his tenure as head coach, leading a hopeful rebuild from recent-ish successes under Cam Newton.