Cam Newton has looked and played like the league MVP he was two years ago in leading Carolina to two straights wins while second-year signal-caller Carson Wentz has looked better than ever in leading the Philadelphia Eagles to three straights wins, but only one can be the NFL Odds favorite.
With their Thursday night matchup looking like one of the most intriguing pairings on the entire Week 6 docket, professional football betting enthusiasts need to know if Newton and company can hold off Wentz and the visiting Birds in their battle of NFC Super Bowl 52 hopefuls. Let’s find out right now what’s going to happen when this game goes down live from Bank of America Stadium with the Eagles as the underdog at +3.
Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) at Carolina Panthers (4-1) NFL Odds & Preview
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) 10 de octubre de 2017
- When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8:25 PM ET
- Where: Bank of America Stadium
- TV: CBS
- Radio: 96.1 FM (Philadelphia) / 1110 AM (Carolina)
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Carolina Panthers -3
- Total: 45.5
- Clear: 23°C/74°F
- Humidity: 91%
- Precipitation: 12%
- Cloud Cover: 14%
- Wind: 5 mph ENE
- Stadium Type: Open
Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)
- Record: Eagles lead 6-4
- Score: Eagles 23.30 / Panthers 19.20
- Rush Yards: Eagles 124.10 / Panthers 123
- Pass Attempts: Eagles 32.80 / Panthers 31.70
- Completion Percentage: Eagles 55.79 / Panthers 57.10
- Passing Yards: Eagles 191.60 / Panthers 204.20
- Total Yards: Eagles 315.7 / Panthers 327.2
- Turnovers: Eagles 1.90 / Panthers 2.40
Why put your money on the Eagles NFL Odds?
The Philadelphia Eagles completely obliterated the Arizona Cardinals in their stunning 34-7 Week 5 home win too easily cover the spread as a 6-point home favorite as Carson Wentz tossed a career-high four TD passes to lead the Birds to victory.
“Our execution was pretty good, Carson made accurate throws and the guys did a nice job route running,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said afterward.
Wentz was an insane 11 for 12 for 225 yards and three TDs on third downs alone. “To be that efficient, that’s huge,” Wentz said.
For the season, Wentz is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 1,362 yards with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Philadelphia is averaging 27.4 points per game to rank seventh in scoring while allowing 19.8 points per game to rank 13th in points allowed. Philadelphia will try to get the road win despite losing six of their last eight road games.
- Average Score For: 27.40
- Total Yards: 397.8
- Rush Yards: 138.80
- Passing Yards: 259
- Average Score Against: 19.80
- Total Yards: 346
- Rush Yards: 62.80
- Passing Yards: 283.20
Why put your money on the Panthers NFL Odds?
Cam Newton completed 26 of 33 passes for a season-high 335 yards with three TD passes to lead Carolina to a thrilling 27-24 road win over a very good Detroit Lions team last weekend – all after making national headlines for his negative comment toward Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue by saying, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny,” when asked by Rodrigue about wide receiver Devin Funchess’ route running on Wednesday.
The Panthers are averaging a modest 21.0 points per game to rank 18th in scoring while limiting the opposition to 18.8 points per game to rank ninth in points allowed. For the season, Newton is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 1,237 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Newton has tossed six touchdown passes in his last two games. Now, with his headline-making comments behind him, Newton says he’s moving forward.
“We’re moving forward and just getting ready for Thursday now,” Newton said. “At the end of the day, you still have to be a professional about certain things. With me and the preparation, it couldn’t stop.”
- Average Score For: 21
- Total Yards: 327.2
- Rush Yards: 98.60
- Passing Yards: 228.60
- Average Score Against: 18.80
- Total Yards: 274
- Rush Yards: 79.80
- Passing Yards: 194.20
Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 6 TNF
- Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games
- Eagles are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 10 games
- Panthers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games
- Panthers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games at home
Expert Final Analysis and Prediction
While I really like the way that Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles are playing this season, I’m going to urge you to back Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers to get the home win and super narrow ATS cover, mostly because they’re playing the kind of defense that has made them a perennial powerhouse under head coach Ron Rivera.
Eagles have gone an uninspiring 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games while Carolina has gone 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games in the month of October. The favorite in this conference rivalry is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and Carolina has played excellent football on both sides of the ball in beating New England and Detroit the last two weeks, on the road no less.
Pick & Score: Philadelphia Eagles 21 – Carolina Panthers 27