2017-18 Football Predictions, and Odds: Carolina Panthers Forecast.

Written and authored by National Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the 2017-18 Carolina Panthers are back in the mix after missing out on the postseason last year.

Carolina went 6-10 after their Super bowl appearance, and head coach Ron Rivera will have it no other way. Carolina will not play Seattle for the first time since the 2011 season.

Ageless veteran defensive end Julius Peppers returns to the franchise that drafted him, and he played for eight seasons in hopes to get back to the SuperBowl.

Owner Jerry Richardson is optimistic about the 2017-18 Carolina Panthers and believes his team can overtake Atlanta for division supremacy.

Carolina has plenty of talent on both sides of the Football, but they must rebound from a subpar 2016-17 campaign.

General Managers Dave Gettleman took two offensive game changers in the 2017 NFL draft with Christian McCaffrey from Stanford and Curtis Samuel a progressive slot back from Ohio State.

Rivera is preaching consistency in training camp from every phase including special teams.

 

Cam Newton will be under center after having rotator cuff surgery in the offseason. Offensive Coordinator Mike Shula has been the most influential part of Newton’s growth as an NFL quarterback.

Former Minnesota Vikings tackle Matt Kalil joins his brother Ryan on the offensive line.

Running Back Jonathan Stewart is the featured back, but McCaffrey and Samuel will also get plenty of touches.

Pass protection was a problem for Carolina last season, and the addition of Kalil should help in both the passing a running game.

Tight Ends Greg Olsen, and Ed Dickson forms the best duos at the position in the entire National Football League.

Speedster Ted Ginn is no longer a part of the group of receivers.

Kelvin Benjamin is the primary target in the passing game, the six foot five Florida State product missed the Superbowl season but was productive last year.

Devin Funchess and former Tampa Bay standout Russell Shepard will also get the football thrown their way.

 

The 2017 Carolina defense is led by coordinator Steve Wilks, but Rivera will give plenty of input. Rivera made his name as a defensive specialist in the coaching ranks, and he was not pleased with the performance in 2016-17.

Kony Ealy is now a member of the New England Patriots, and Paul Soliai is no longer in Charlotte, North Carolina.

However, Charles Johnson, Star Lotulelei, 2016 number one draft pick Vernon Butler, and Kawann Short should hold down the fort.

Don’t forget Julius Peppers can still produce like an elite pass rusher. Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson are one of the best tandems in the NFC at outside linebackers.

Luke Kuechly is a star in the middle, but concussions limited his play in 2016-17.

Former Clemson standout Ben Boulware could be the steal of the 2017 NFL draft. The Panthers secondary felt the loss of Josh Norman last season.

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn returns to his roots after a short stint in Minnesota and the addition of Safety Mike Adams will help with leadership.

Kurt Coleman can play more freely as the NFL version of a center fielder.

Carolina must do better defending the pass, and they will regain supremacy in the NFC South Division.

Bovada.Lv lists the Carolina Panthers at +250 to win the 2017-18 NFC South Crown.

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Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017-18 Carolina Panthers will go 10-6 and finish second in the NFC South, Division.

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College Football Expert Picks, and Odds: 2017 Syracuse Orange Forecast.

Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst AL Presto. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Syracuse Orange Football program is on the rise on the national stage as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The second year Head Coach Dino Babers has the attention of fans and opposing teams with his energy and offensive mindset.

Syracuse went 4-8 in 2016, losing their last four after back to back home victories over Virginia Tech and Boston College. Consistent football will be the “MOTTO” for Syracuse in the 2017 season.

The “CUSE” missed the postseason for the third consecutive season, and it could be four in a row with a rugged schedule.

Syracuse opens the 2017 season with three straight home games against Central Connecticut, Middle Tennessee, and Central Michigan. All three are winnable, but they could be underdogs vs. MTSU and CMU.

Road Trips to LSU, Louisville, Miami, Florida, and Florida State are going to be tough.

Pittsburgh, Clemson, Wake Forest, and Boston College of the Atlantic Coast Conference visit the Carrier Dome in 2017.

 

Offensive Coordinators Sean Lewis and Mike Lynch will have one of the best quarterbacks no one has heard.

Junior signal caller Eric Dungey (2,679) passing yards last season will be under center again. Dungy is a dual threat with a unique skill set that fits the systems like a glove.

The Syracuse Orange offense put up an average of 321.2yards per game through the air last season, eleventh in the FBS. The number should increase in 2017 with the return of wideouts Ervin Phillips, Steve Ishmael, and Jamal Custis.

The loss of Amba Etta-Tawo should not hurt the passing attack.

Running Back Dontae Strickland (566) rushing yards is the primary weapon in the rushing attack.

The offensive line returns plenty of talent, four starters from the 2016 unit returns and health is a major concern as there is not a lot on the second unit.

A key to success for the Orange offense is how much Dungy has mastered the playbook, making correct reads in the passing game.

The 2017 Syracuse defense must get better at every level if they are going to compete with the elite in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Defensive Coordinator Brian Ward has a great group of linebackers with Jonathan Thomas, Parris Bennett, and Zaire Franklin.

Things can’t go anywhere, but up for the Syracuse defense, the ranked near the bottom of the FBS in nearly every category. The unit gave up seventy-six points to Pittsburgh in the season finale.

Defensive Tackle Chris Slayton is the only dominant player on the front four. The coaching staff will look for help from a few Freshman recruits which could pay dividends as the season progresses.

Three Junior College transfers will help the secondary, a unit which got torched way too much last season.

Syracuse must get off of the field on third downs and be mindful of tackling lanes. Bovada.Lv list Syracuse at +20,000 to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship.

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Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017 Syracuse Orange will go 5-7 and finish fourth in the ACC Atlantic, Division.

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Winning 2017 NFL Point Spread Predictions, and Odds: Cincinnati Bengals Preview.

Written and authored by National Football League Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the window for the Cincinnati Bengals to bring home a Super bowl title in the Marvin Lewis era.

The former architect of the dominant Baltimore defense that led the Ravens to a Superbowl title enters his fourteenth season in “SOUTHWEST OHIO.”

Cincinnati has not gotten past the first round of the postseason in seven appearances, but owner Mike Brown is sticking with Lewis as his man.

Former coordinators Jay Gruden, Hue Jackson, and Mike Zimmer have become head coaches elsewhere, and it’s the losses are starting to rear its ugly head.

Cincinnati finished behind Pittsburgh and Baltimore in the AFC North in 2016. Another 7-9 finish and management will begin to hear rumblings from the loyal fan base.

There is no doubt the Bengals have a prolific offense and can score points, but the question is can the defense hold up with the significant losses.

 

The 2017 Cincinnati Bengals offense will again have Andy Dalton under center. The former TCU standout passed for 4,206 yards in 2016 but must learn to perform in important football games.

Cincinnati gave Dalton a deep threat by drafting speedy wideout John Ross with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

The running game got a boost with Joe Mixon taken in the second round. Both rookies have the talent to make an immediate impact.

Longtime Left Tackle Andrew Whitworth left for the Los Angeles Rams and guard Kevin Zeitler is now a member of the Cleveland Browns. Former first round draft choice Cedric Ogbuehi gets his chance with the departure of Whitworth.

A. J. Green is still one of the best at his position in the league, and the addition of Ross could make the Bengals unstoppable in the passing game.

All purpose running back Giovani Bernard can make things happen out of the backfield in a variety of ways, and Jeremy Hill will tutor Mixon.

The key to success for the Cincinnati offense in 2017 is to avoid turnovers and score early and often.

 

Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther and his unit did a good job against the pass, and they only allowed opponents 19.7 points per games in 2016. However, the departures of veterans Karlos Dansby, Ray Maualuga and Domata Peko could hurt with leadership.

Cincinnati has talent in the trenches with Geno Atkins and the anchor. Defensive Ends Carlos Dunlap, Wallace Gilberry, and Michael Johnson. Cincinnati also has a young rookie, Jordan Willis who gives 100% every play.

Outside Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has the potential to become the best in the NFL, more pressure will be on the former Arizona State star to produce at a high level with the loss of Maualuga.

Cincinnati has four first round draft picks at cornerback, and it’s time for them to show their worth. Dre Kirkpatrick did an adequate job last season and 2016 first round draft pick William Jackson III will compete with Darqueze Dennard.

Safety George Iloka  is robust and has the intelligence to make calls in the secondary.

Rookie Kicker Jake Elliott should beat out the competition and become a special teams standout.

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Free 2017 NCAA Football Betting Predictions, and Odds: Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview.

Written and authored by College Football Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes Texas Tech will still have one of the most prolific offenses in the Big-Twelve, despite losing Pat Mahomes to the NFL.

Kliff Kingsbury enters his fifth season as the head coach at his alma mater and expectation are high.

Texas Tech began the 2016 season with a 3-1 record and score over fifty points in all four games. However, they dropped six of eight to end the campaign and missed out on a bowl appearance for the second time in three years.

Kingsbury is an offensive genius but is devoting more of his time to a defense that could not stop anybody.

Texas Tech opens up 2017 with home games against Eastern Washington and Arizona State. A Road date vs. The Houston Cougars follows in out of Conference action.

Texas Tech has Big Twelve home dates with Oklahoma State, TCU, Iowa State and Kansas State. The Red Raiders travel to Oklahoma and Texas in the 2017 season.

 

Top Ten 2017 NFL draft choice Patrick Mahomes will be replaced by senior Nic Shimonek.

Former Red Raider wideout and current offensive coordinator Eric Morris has an offensive mind and expects big things from Shimonek.

The 2016 Texas Tech offense put up an average of (566.6) yards per game, 1st in the FBS and the 463.0 yards through the air also led the nation.

Texas Tech scored nearly 44-points per contest, and it was not enough to finish with a winning record. Despite the transfer of leading receiver Jonathan Giles, playmakers Dylan Cantrell, Cameron Batson and Keke Coutee are explosive.

Running Back Deandre Washington is efficient as a runner and as a receiver out of the backfield.

Three starting linemen return, led by two sophomore tackles who are good run blockers and can protect the quarterback in drop back situations.

The key to success for the Red Raiders offense is to be able to stay on the field, giving the defense plenty of time to rest.

 

The defense has been the Achilles heel at Texas Tech in the Kingsbury era. David Gibbs enters his third season as the coordinator but will get help from the head coach this season.

They need to get better at every level, in 2016 they allowed opponents (554.3) yards of offense per game, 128 nationally. The 43.5 points per contest also ranked 128th in the FBS.

Their best performance last season was holding TCU to twenty-four points in a double overtime victory.

However, there is some talent with young players from last season having a year of experience. Also, transfers are in the mix at various positions.

Joseph Wallace, Broderick Washington and, Kolin Hill will anchor the defensive line.

As expected the secondary has plenty of game changers, the entire state of Texas is full of speed, and Texas Tech has their share of talent at cornerback and safety.

The key to success for the Red Raiders defense is to force turnovers and get off of the field on third down.

Bovada.Lv lists the Boston College Eagles at 100/1 to win the 2017 Big Twelve Conference Championship.

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The Best College Football Predictions, and Odds: 2017 Boston College Eagles Forecast.

Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper understands the climate in the Atlantic Coast Conference better than anyone in the landscape.

Head Coach Steve Addazio enters his fifth season in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and fans are becoming weary of the three yards and a cloud of dust philosophy.

Boston College won seven games last season but just 2-6 against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. They did win their final three contests of the 2016 season against Connecticut, Wake Forest, and a Quick Lane Bowl victory over Maryland.

The Eagles struggled mightily vs. The likes of Florida State, Clemson, Louisville and Virginia Tech, scoring a combined twenty-four points.

Boston College opens the 2017 season at Northern Illinois before returning home to take on ACC foe Wake Forest and Notre Dame who is Independent in Football.

Conference road trips to Clemson, Louisville, and Syracuse are going to be tough. The Eagles get ACC foes Florida State and Virginia Tech at Alumni stadium in 2017.

 

The Boston College offense was 127th in the nation last season, averaging just 292.8 yards per game. Second-year offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler promises a new up-tempo style.

Junior signal caller Darius Wade finally gets his chance after playing second fiddle to Patrick Towles. Wade looked to be a perfect fit for the new style of the game and did an adequate job in the spring.

Running Back Jon Hilliman returns after rushing for 542 yards in 2016, Davon Jones is capable of breaking of making big plays in the running attack. Loeffler hopes the offensive outburst in the bowl game will give the unit confidence moving forward into the 2017 season.

Plenty of talent at the receiver position including tight end Tommy Sweeney a target in short to intermediate passing game.

Wideout Michael Walker (420) yards in 2016 and Jeff Smith also return to the starting lineup.

However the offensive line must perform better in pass blocking, that is the key to success for the Eagles to soar on offense.

 

The 2017 Boston College defense takes on the identity of their head coach. Boston College was ninth in the FBS last season allowing just (314.2) yards per contest.

The defensive line is one of the best in the ACC if not the entire country. Defensive End Harold Landry expects to play at the next level with Zach Allen, and Ray Smith is joining him to anchor the d-line.

The unit allowed opposing offenses just (108.6) yards on the ground in 2016. Linebackers Connor Strachan and Ty Schwab are capable of making plays from sideline to sideline.

Three starters from last season return to the secondary, however, they must do a better job defending the pass.

The key to success for the Eagle defense is to get off of the field on third downs and the secondary must perform at a high level.

Bovada.Lv lists the Boston College Eagles at +20,000 to win the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Title.

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Free 2017-18 NFL Picks, and Odds: Washington Redskins Forecast.

Written and authored by National Football League Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is tired of looking for instant gratification as a winning formula in the National Football League.

Fans in the “BELTWAY” want to relive the 1980’s, and 90’s when Jack Kent Cooke and Joe Gibbs had the franchise at the top of the NFL stature.

Jay Gruden enters his fourth season as the head coach in the “NATION’S CAPITAL” and hopes were high as the Redskins made the 2015 postseason.

President Bruce Allen understands the dynamics in the NFL and is optimistic about the upcoming season.

Washington plays in one of the most competitive divisions in the National Football Conference. Along with a loyal and fanatic fan base winning is the only option.

Washington has been indecisive about signing their quarterback to a long term contract. We will see how good he is without his two playmakers who have moved on to other teams.

 

The Washington Redskins offense is under the leadership of first-year coordinator Matt Cavanaugh. The former University of Pittsburgh standout has been a fixture in the NFL for a long time.

Kirk Cousins (4,917) passing yards in 2016 is back under center. Washington had one of the most prolific offenses in all football last season; they ranked third in overall offense and second in the passing game with an average of 297.4 yards per game.

However, the loss starting wideouts DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon will hurt the passing attack.

Return Specialist Jamison Crowder, former first round draft choice Josh Doctson, and newly acquired Terrelle Pryor must step up.

Jordan Reed is emerging as one of the best tight ends in the National Football League.

Former Oklahoma Sooners standout Samaje Perine can become a star at the running back position.

Tackles Trent Williams and Morgan Moses will open holes in the running game and protect Cousins on throwing situations.

The Redskins running attack must keep the chains moving and keep the pressure off of Cousins and his new crew of receivers.

 

The 2017 Washington Redskins defense allowed (377.9) yards per game last season, 28th in the league.

The Redskins defense got gashed at every level last season. Making matter worse is defensive ends Chris Baker and Ricky Jean-Francois are no longer with the team.

Former Outside Linebackers coach Greg Manusky is the new defensive coordinator. 2017 first round draft choice Jonathan Allen can make an immediate impact, and nose tackle Phil Taylor can plug holes in the trenches.

Ryan Kerrigan and Mason Foster lead a young group of linebackers, a unit that must play better against the pass.

2016 Prize Free Agent Josh Norman can play man to man with the best wideouts in the league.

Safeties Su’a Cravens and D. J. Swearinger are aggressive players with natural instincts.

The key to success for the Washington defense is to get constant pressure on the quarterback.

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Winning College Football Predictions, and Odds: 2017 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Preview.

Written and authored by NCAA Football Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the University of Hawaii football program is in good hands with second-year head coach Nick Rolovich.

The longtime University of Nevada offensive coordinator brings a new energy to the Rainbow Warriors and fans are excited again.

Hawaii won the finals three games of the 2016 season, including a 52-35 Aloha Bowl victory over Middle Tennessee in front of the home crowd.

Things didn’t start out well last season with losses to Cal and Michigan, giving up one hundred and fourteen points. Hawaii finished second in the Mountain West Conference, West division going 4-4.

Hawaii begins the season with a cross country trip to take of UMass on August 26th. The team will entertain Western Carolina before returning to the mainland to play UCLA at the Rose Bowl.

Conference home games include San Diego State, San Jose State, Colorado State, and Fresno State. Hawaii ends the regular season with a home game against BYU who does not belong to a conference.

 

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors offense put up 391.3 points per game last season.

Junior College transfer Dru Brown (2,488) passing yards returns at the quarterback position. Brown got better as the season progressed and in the final two games threw zero interceptions.

The loss of their leading receiver could hurt a bit, but the coaching staff has some young talent in the fold.

Second-year offensive coordinator Brian Smith has four returning on the offensive line including All MWC tackle All-conference tackle Dejon Allen.

The units should be able to block as well as protect Brown in the passing game.

Running Back Diocemy Saint Juste over 1,00 yards rushing last season is one of the best in the Conference and should again surpass the thousand yards mark.

The key to success this season for the Hawaii offense is to pick up where they left off last season. However, they can’t become complacent.

 

The 2017 Hawaii defense needs work and first-year coordinator Legi Suiaunoa understands his role as he got a promotion within the system.

Last season the Hawaii defense ranked 112th in total yards per game. They also got gashed at the line of scrimmage allowing opponents 234.2 yards per contest on the ground.

The 37.3 points per games also were 113th in the FBS. Three starters return on the defensive line including tackles Penitito Faalologo, and Viane Moala.

Like most defensive lineman at Hawaii, they are huge in stature but are not light on their feet.

End Meffy Koloamatangi can rush the passer; he was honorable mention all conference selection last season. Junior inside linebacker Jahlani Tavai is the best player on the defense.

The secondary must cut down on allowing big plays in 2017. Two safeties return, but cornerback could be a problem.

Hawaii must get off of the field on third down and enable the offense to gash opposing defenses.

Bovada.Lv lists the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at +3,000 to win the 2017 Mountain West Conference Championship.

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