What You Need to Know About Tonight’s Texans-Panthers Game
The first full week of the 2017 NFL preseason officially kicks off tonight with one game between the Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers.
Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Cam Newton, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, is not expected to play.
Cam Newton is not expected to play in Carolina’s preseason opener Weds night, but is expected to play at some point in preseason, per source
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 8, 2017
With Cam expected to sit out, the line has dropped from an opener of Panthers -3 at CRIS to a pick’em.
Conversely, the Houston Texans plan on playing all three of their quarterbacks, with Tom Savage getting the start.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 7, 2017
According to our Sportsbook Insider Bet Activity dashboard, 66% of spread bets have taken Houston while 64% of spread dollars are backing Carolina, at the time of publication. We’ve also tracked over 1,700 tickets for the game, which is more than any of tonight’s MLB games.
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