Football Betting: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at CAROLINA PANTHERS (9/18)

PRO FOOTBALL — September 18

SAN FRANCISCO at CAROLINA
(Line: Panthers -12, Total 44.5) – Much talk has been about the Niners trip east, as they are coming off the Monday night game and start early on the east coast. They are going to have three more trips like that this season. What we would like to focus on is the defense, which is still in a state of transition, and the fact that they were like “Jekyll and Hyde” last season, giving up 16 points a game at home and over 31 on the road. Cam Newton did take a bit of a beating against the Denver Broncos, but he’s had a couple more days to rest up and the Panthers possess the power in the backfield that could give SF’s stop unit trouble. Blaine Gabbert may need a “Plan B” to stretch the defense after Carolina’s stout DL and linebacking crew stuffs Carlos Hyde.

PLAY BY JAY: CAROLINA -12 **

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)