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Betting services list Carolina Panthers as underdogs to 49ers

The Carolina Panthers opened as a one-point favorite against the San Francisco 49ers in the betting lines, but that didn’t last long.

As of Monday early evening, San Francisco was a consensus two-point favorite among the top betting services. The game is Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium

Some of the top services have the 49ers as a one- or two-point favorite, and the consensus over/under is 42 points. That is 23 points higher than the first meeting between the teams but still more than five points less than any other divisional round game.

“It’s kind of funny,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “Being the underdog takes the pressure off us and pouts the pressure on them. Now the expectations are for them. We’re at home, we’re going to show up and do the best we can. It’s a big week, we know it is and we’re going to show up on Sunday and it’ll be a lot of fun.”

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