Betcha Didn't Know: 2020 Expert Football Fact 7/29
SHIFTING ODDS: As you might expect, the pandemic has shifted odds on various NFL preseason props. The biggest movers to date have been the NFL MVP Award with Kirk Cousins from 40/1 to 80/1 ... Comeback Player of the Year Award with Cam Newton from 30/1 to 5/1 ... and Coach of the Year Award with Jon Gruden from 40/1 to 60/1 and Zac Taylor from 50/1 to 30/1 ... Be sure to check in each day for a Betcha Didn't Know Football Fact from Marc Lawrence's 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine. Hands down, they'll be worth their weight in gold.
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Despite the Panthers having home field advantage, the Raiders are currently slight favorites. While that may have some leaning towards the home underdog, the Raiders are favored for a reason. Carolina has a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator, a new defensive coordinator and a new starting QB. Under normal circurmstances, that might not be such a bad thing. After all, everyone is surely hungry to get the new era started with a win. However, these circumstances aren't normal. Due to the pandemic, the team hasn't had a chance to get together and that is likely to make adjusting to all the new faces/schemes difficult. Consider Oakland.