Raiders-Panthers Predictions and Expert Picks for NFL Week 1 Game

Jason Schandl
Raiders vs Panthers predictions and expert picks for their Week 1 NFL game.
Raiders vs Panthers predictions and expert picks for their Week 1 NFL game. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season features a matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Carolina Panthers.

Here's how the experts are predicting this game to play out.

Raiders vs Panthers Picks Week 1

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 1 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Raiders (3), Panthers (3)
numberFire: Raiders
Sporting News: Raiders
Betting Favorite: Raiders

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Raiders (3), Panthers (3)
Sporting News: Raiders

This is being projected as one of the closer matchups of the week. The highlighted experts are torn on picking against the spread, though six of the nine experts are taking Las Vegas to win straight up.

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