Carolina Panthers (3-2) vs Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)Date : 10/21/2018
Time : 1:00 pm EST
Location : Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Carolina Panthers vs Philadelphia Eagles
The Carolina Panthers will visit Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to battle the Philadelphia Eagles, who are fresh off a bye week, in week seven NFL action beginning at 1 pm EST. In their last outing, the Panthers suffered a 23-17 road loss versus the Washington Redskins in week six as they would not recover from a 17-6 halftime deficit on their way to their second loss of the season. As stated, the Eagles are coming off an off week yet picked up the 34-13 road win over division foe New York Giants in their last time out on October 11th as Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes on a shaky Giants defensive secondary en route to the win. The last time these two teams met was on October 12, 2017 as the Eagles pulled off the 28-23 road win at Bank of American Stadium in Charlotte as Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes in the game while the rushing attack racked up over 100 yards for the game to seal the huge win.
Carolina Panthers 's Latest Performance :
The Carolina Panthers will also be looking for a win in this contest after laying an egg versus the Redskins in their last time out. The defense allowed Alex Smith to pass for two early touchdown scores in the game while Cam Newton put the Panthers on the board with a 23-yard pass to Devin Funchess just before the half. Newton threw another touchdown pass in the second half, yet two Dustin Hopkins field goals sealed the victory for the Redskins at home as the Panthers dropped their second game of the season. Newton ended with 275 yards, 2 TD’s, along with an INT while Smith had 2 touchdown tosses along with only 163 yards passing. The Panthers 15th ranked rush defense allowed the home team 132 yards on the ground with Adrian Peterson leading the way with 97 yards on 17 carries. The Panthers, on the other hand, only racked up 81 yards on the ground for the day with Newton having 43 of those in the loss. Funchess ended the game with 74 yards and a TD for the Panthers that had three turnovers for the day along with going only one for three inside the red zone in addition to holding the football for only 24 minutes. And though Carolina’s 3rd ranked rushing attack may have their difficulties versus the Eagles 2nd ranked rush defense, their passing game may certainly find success in picking on the Eagles secondary that allows 273 yards per game to their opponents.
Philadelphia Eagles 's Latest Performance :
As their record would indicate, the Eagles have had an average season up to this point as they halted a two game skid with their division win over the Giants in their last time out. They are 2-1 at the Linc this year with their last lost coming at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings as they fell by a 23-21 score on October 7th. Nonetheless, Carson Wentz has been solid since coming back from injury as he has passed for 1192 yards along with eight touchdowns with only one INT. Jay Ajayi leads the team in rushing with 204 yards long with three touchdowns while Zack Ertz has 480 yards receiving along with two touchdown catches for eight yard per catch in 2018. Look for Philly to really hone in on this matchup as they have road games versus New Orleans and Jacksonville coming up sandwiched between a division battle at home versus the Dallas Cowboys on November 11th.
How Carolina Panthers & Philadelphia Eagles Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Carolina is 2-3 ATS while the OU is 3-2
Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS while the OU is 3-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Panthers look to atone for their last road loss by taking on the Eagles who are well rested after a bye week while also holding some momentum after their last win over the Giants. As stated, the Panthers struggled versus a Redskins rush defense last weekend and will likely do the same versus an Eagles squad that allows only 80 yards rushing per game to their opponents. However, they should really find success versus the Eagles pass defense that has been a liability all season long. On the other hand, the Eagles will seek to try the shaky Panthers defensive secondary as well as they allow 256 yards per game while also looking to keep the defense for Carolina honest by utilizing the run game, which is middle of the road at best. Unfortunately for the Eagles, linebacker Thomas Davis will be back in the lineup after his suspension for using PED’s this weekend, thus making the road team a much more solid team in stopping the run.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Carolina Panthers +4
My reason for the pick :
While the Eagles are well rested, as stated, and will come into the game with some momentum from their last win, the Panthers will also play well in which to atone for their last loss versus a subpar Redskins team that seemed to shut down their stellar rushing attack. Look for Carolina to get back on track in this area versus a solid defensive front for the Eagles by Newton and company exploiting the Eagles secondary as they have proven to be the biggest liability for the unit. With that being said, the Panthers will indeed cover the spread in this matchup while possibly winning outright over what will be a stunned Eagles squad on Sunday afternoon.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 45.5
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the over to be the play in this matchup as I see Newton having a great day in the air versus a secondary that really is thin due to injury as well as lack of experience. Of course, Wentz will also play well in picking apart the Panther’s secondary which has been just as suspect, however, the Panthers will indeed keep the game tight throughout. In all, look for the total to be surpassed due to each team’s ability to capitalize off inconsistent defensive play on both sides.
Betting trends for Carolina Panthers :
- Carolina is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games on the road
- Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
- Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Betting trends for Philadelphia Eagles :
- Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Carolina
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Carolina
- Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Carolina