Carson Wentz and Philadelphia Eagles will look to hold down the fort at home when they host Cam Newton and visiting Carolina Panthers in what looks like an intriguing week 7 battle between NFC Super Bowl hopefuls just waiting to happen. If you’re looking to find out which team is the best pick in this matchup, then let’s get to my expert pick on this contest right now.
Panthers at Eagles NFL Week 7 Odds & Expert Preview
- When: Sunday, October 21 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Carolina / Philadelphia
- Live Stream: NFL Live
- NFL Week 7 Odds: Philadelphia -4.5 / Total: 45.5
- Partly Cloudy: 9°C/48°F
- Humidity: 46%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 15 mph NW
- Cloud Cover: 40%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On The Carolina Panthers?
Why should you bet on Panthers to get the road upset in Week 7? That’s easy. Because the Panthers have a sound defense, a dual-threat quarterback that still makes plays and talent at the skill positions.
Carolina had their two-game winning streak snapped in their 23-17 road loss against Washington last weekend as Cam Newton threw one interception and D.J. Moore lost two fumbles. Newton completed 27 of 40 passes for 275 yards and two TD passes, but Carolina couldn’t overcome their untimely mistakes in the loss.
“We kind of dug ourselves in a hole early,” Newton said. “We still found a way to put ourselves in a winning position, but we didn’t. We’ll get better from it.”
Newton also led the Panthers in rushing as well despite the fact that Carolina drafted former Stanford superstar Christian McCaffrey in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. McCaffrey finished with just eight carries for 20 yards even though he did add seven receptions against Washington.
- Average Score For: 24.20
- Total Yards: 361.80
- Pass Yards: 222.40
- Rush Yards: 139.40
- Average Score Against: 22.80
- Total Yards: 358
- Pass Yards: 255.60
- Rush Yards: 102.40
Why Bet On The Philadelphia Eagles?
Why should you bet on Philly to hold it down in the City of Brotherly Love? Well, Philadelphia is playing at home where they are super difficult to beat these days. The Eagles are also coming off their best contest of the season and quarterback Carson Wentz is looking better and better with each performance.
While Carolina struggled mightily the last time out, Philadelphia is coming off its best game of the season as the Eagles soared to an emphatic 34-13 road win over Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Thursday night. Carson Wentz completed 26 of 36 passes for 278 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions to lead the way to victory.
“It’s a big win for us,” said Wentz. “NFC East and the conference. It’s huge. Being 3-3 is better than 2-4. This is more like who we are. We can build from this.”
Second-year running back Corey Clement added a rushing score in the win and veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey had two TD grabs.
“This is finally the game where we played like the Philadelphia Eagles,” said Ertz, who was limited to seven passes for 43 yards. “We’re finally the Eagles again.”
Panthers at Eagles NFL Week 7 Betting Trends
- Carolina is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games on the road
- Carolina is 10-5 SU in the last 15 games
- The total went OVER in 9 of Carolina’s last 13 games
- Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 18-5 SU in the last 23 games
- The total went UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games at home
- Average Score For: 22.83
- Total Yards: 366.33
- Pass Yards: 256
- Rush Yards: 110.33
- Average Score Against: 19.50
- Total Yards: 352.83
- Pass Yards: 273
- Rush Yards: 79.83
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Panthers at Eagles
While I’m certainly not expecting Carolina to just roll over against Philly in this affair, I am going to advise you to back the Eagles to get the home win and narrow ATS cover. Carolina is an uninspiring 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 2-4 ATS in their last six road games against Philadelphia while the Eagles have won a whopping 13 their last 15 home games. With Philadelphia also going 8-4 ATS in their last 12 home games, I’m going with the Birds to narrowly cover the chalk in a fairly tight affair.
NFL Week 7 Pick: Eagles 27 Panthers 21