By: Jason Green
Philadelphia Eagles (4-1 SU 3-2 ATS) vs. Carolina Panthers (4-1 SU 3-2 ATS)
The Eagles are coming off an impressive blowout win and they are all alone atop the NFC East. They have won three in a row and after a couple of close Games they routed the Arizona Cardinals in their last Game holding them to only seven points. Carson Wentz has shown now sign of a sophomore slump and Philly ranks in the top 10 in the league in passing and rushing yards per Game and points per Game.
At 5 dimes sportsbook the Panthers are 3-point favorites with a total of 45.5.
The Panthers have won two in a row and both of those wins were impressive each on the road facing the legit teams of the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions. The Carolina offense ranks in the middle of the pack in passing and rushing yards per Game and their D ranks 9th in the league in points against.
These teams met last in the 2015 season at Carolina where the Panthers beat the Eagles 27-16.
The Eagles are coming off a great home Game where they stuck it to the Arizona Cardinals winning 34-7. They had over 100 total yards in the Game and the same amount of turnovers (1) as the Cardinals, but they stuffed the run holding Arizona to 31 rushing yards. On top of that the Eagles were 9/14 on 3rd down conversions while the Cardinals were 4/14.
Wentz had another solid effort going 21/30 for 303 yards with 4 TD and 1 INT and three players had at least 61 receiving yards led by Nelson Agholor (93 yards). LeGarrette Blount had a good Game and after a slow start he has rushed for 200 yards in his last two Games. The Eagles will be facing a confident Panthers team that has won their last two Games on the road and is atop the tough NFC South.
In their last Game the Panthers beat the Detroit Lions 27-24. They had 120 more total yards in the Game and had the Lions in check, for the most part, but did give up two TD in the 4th quarter. Cam Newton did it all in the Game passing for 355 yards with 3 TD and no INT and he had to since Carolina only rushed for a grand total of 28 yards. Jonathan Stewart leads the team in rushing and he has been pretty good this season, but he is nursing an injury and in the win over the Lions he only rushed for 21 yards averaging a weak 1.2 yards per carry.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Games overall, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road Games, and in their last 16 road Games they have an Over record of 13-3.
The Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home Games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Games following a straight up win, and in their last 6 home Games they have an Under record of 4-1-1.
Jason’s Pick: The favorite has covered the spread in the last Four Games between these teams and that trend will continue this Sunday. the Panthers are rolling and while the Eagles have a longer winning streak they have only faced one team this season that currently has a winning record in the Chiefs and they lost that Game. Carolina will get it done in their house winning and covering the spread.