3 best prop bets for Carolina Panthers vs. Browns in Week 1

(Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports) Christian McCaffrey
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What are the best prop bets available when the Carolina Panthers take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 at Bank of America Stadium?

We are now mere days away from the Carolina Panthers getting their 2022 season underway against the Cleveland Browns. It promises to be an emotional occasion at Bank of America Stadium as Baker Mayfield clashes with his former team, which should provide a highly-charged atmosphere for a game that could go either way.

The Panthers know it’s a long season. But it’s hard to understate what this might do to morale within the fanbase and locker room if they can get their campaign off on the right foot.

This is a game Carolina can win if everything goes right. Although taking the Browns for granted due to Deshaun Watson’s lengthy suspension would be extremely foolish.

With that being said, here are three enticing prop bets for anyone looking to make a wager in Week 1.

Prop Bet No. 1

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Christian McCaffrey Prop Bets

  • Christian McCaffrey first TD/Carolina Panthers moneyline parlay at +650 (bet $100 to win $650) – FanDuel.

Let’s start with a long shot.

Christian McCaffrey is back and ready to spearhead the Carolina Panthers in 2022. Keeping the player fit will be crucial, but the All-Pro looks fresh and should play a leading role in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.

The Panthers will rely on McCaffrey heavily once again. This will be essential early on as Baker Mayfield settles down and gets rid of some early nerves.

Backing McCaffrey to score Carolina’s first touchdown and parlay this with the hosts winning outright is a long shot. But one that could bare fruit when it’s all said and done.