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Panthers Favored in Massive Week 6 TNF Contest

Week 6 NFL action kicks off with just a gem of a football game on Thursday when the Panthers host the Eagles in a battle of 4-1 teams. Sportsbooks opened it as a field-goal contest with the Cats favored to win and most of the trends are suggesting they will do just that.

SHARK BITES
  • The Panthers are 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against the NFC East.
  • The Panthers are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 as home favorites of 1-3 points.
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of the Eagles’ last 10 games as road underdogs.

Now with some impressive wins in the can, the Panthers look like they could be back on the same level they were when they went 15-1 and made it to the Super Bowl in 2015. This game against the Eagles is a massive test, though, and it has some serious postseason implications given the current status of the NFC and the Panthers’ division.

Carolina’s offense, which was disjointed at the beginning of the year, seems to have found a groove after two good weeks and Cam Newton has managed to bring his passer rating up to 98.5 for the season. He has, however, yet to post a solid performance at home and he’ll have to march his team out in front of a crowd on Thursday that saw him cough up three interceptions to the New Orleans Saints when he last played at the Bank of America Stadium.

The Panthers lost that game (34-13) and they gave up 149 rushing yards in the process. That was the first and only time all season that they allowed a team to run for more than 80 yards but they’ll face an Eagles rushing attack on TNF that’s averaged the fifth-most rushing yards per game (138.8).

If the Eagles can establish the run with LeGarrette Blount early and keep the Cats off balance with their countless weapons on offense, they’ve got an excellent chance to topple Carolina Cam at home if they can keep Newton under wraps.

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Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Carolina Panthers as 3-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 45.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 25-17 victory for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Philadelphia Eagles vs Carolina Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Carolina Panthers are 4-1 overall and 3-1-1 against the spread, while the Eagles are 4-1 and 3-2 ATS. As for the totals, Carolina is 3-2 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 3-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Carolina Panthers sit at No. 25 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Philadelphia Eagles are at No. 10 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Carolina Panthers' No. 18-ranked offense (21 PPG) against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that ranks No. 13 at 19.8 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 228.6 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (283.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Eagles own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 78 yards per game when on the road. Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia comes off a game where it received a 4-TD performance from Carson Wentz in defeating the Cardinals 34-7.

Cam Newton dusted the Lions secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Panthers defeated Detroit 27-24 at Ford Field.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Carolina is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Carolina is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Washington, Monday, October 23
Carolina at Chicago, Sunday, October 22

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