NFL Odds: Previewing Panthers-Eagles on Monday Night Football
The Carolina Panthers will attempt to snap their four-game winless streak when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. The Panthers are 0-3-1 in their last four games and have had some extra rest following a 28-10 home loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football in Week 9 as three-point home underdogs. The Eagles have won three of their past four and are consensus seven-point home favorites.
Carolina has really struggled offensively during its skid, averaging just 12 points per game, totaling 19 in the last two combined. The Panthers will be underdogs for the fifth straight game here according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. However, they have been outstanding as a road dog recently, going 9-3 against the spread in their past 12. In fact, they are also 6-3-1 straight-up in their last 10 under that scenario.
Philadelphia is coming off a 31-21 road victory against the Houston Texans last week, with the closing NFL betting lines showing the team as two-point road chalk. The Eagles lost starting quarterback Nick Foles to a broken collarbone, but backup Mark Sanchez came in and led them to the win over the Texans with 202 passing yards and two touchdowns even though he did also throw two interceptions. Sanchez brings a lot of experience as the former quarterback with the New York Jets, and he will be making his first start since 2012.
Philly has dropped its last three home games against NFC South opponents both SU and ATS, including a 30-22 loss to Carolina in 2012 as a 3-point underdog. Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns through the air and carried the ball 14 times for 52 yards with two more scores on the ground. Carolina is 3-1 SU and ATS in its past four road games vs. NFC East foes. However, that last meeting was the lone win and cover for the Panthers in their last four games against the Eagles.
Totals bettors can expect a high-scoring game. The OVER is 3-0 in the last three Carolina-Philadelphia matchups and 3-0 for the Panthers in their past four games as road dogs. In addition, the OVER is 3-1 in Carolina’s last four road games against NFC East opponents and 5-1 in the past six home games for the Eagles vs. NFC South foes.