NFL Week 6 kicks off from the Bank Of America Stadium with the Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. Both teams are 4-1 making this one of the most exciting early week games in recent memory.
The NFL betting spread favors the Panthers by a field goal over the Eagles. Kick-off is this Thursday, October 12th at 8:30 PM ET on CBS.
Philadelphia Eagles Vs Carolina Panthers NFL Week 6 Spread & ATS Pick
What: Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) at Carolina Panthers (4-1)
When: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Charlotte, NC
Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
Spread: Panthers -3
Moneyline: Philadelphia +155 vs Carolina -175
Game Total: 46
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Philadelphia vs Carolina
Why Bet The Philadelphia Eagles To Beat The Panthers
Philly’s only loss came at Kansas City, the NFL’s lone undefeated team. The Eagles are ranked third offensively in yards (397.8) and sixth in points (27.4). Sophomore QB Carson Wentz is the reason why.
The young QB completed 21 of 30 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns against a stout Cardinals defense last week. Wentz has thrown for nearly 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns, with three interceptions, over the first five games. He has established himself as a leader and tone-setter.
The Panthers defense has allowed 28.5 points in their last two wins against the Patriots and the Lions. The Panthers’s defensive backs won’t scare Wentz.
Why Bet The Carolina Panthers To Beat The Eagles
Over the past two games, Cam Newton is a frightening 48 of 62 passing (that’s a completion rate of 77.4 percent) for 671 yards with seven total touchdowns against one measly pick. What’s more, he is averaging a ridonkulous 10.9 yards per attempt over the last fornight. Newton in MVP-form is a big reason to bet the Panthers week in, week out.
“He’s doing some really good things right now,” coach Ron Rivera said. “He’s really in sync with his receivers.”
The Eagles defense struggled against Alex Smith, Eli Manning, and Philip Rivers. While Smith may be the only QB in Newton’s league out of that trio, he isn’t as mobile as the Panthers’ star. Mobile quarterbacks have the ability to mitigate Philadelphia’s pass rush to some extent. Keeping him contained will be a big challenge for the Birds.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC.
- Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 6.
- Panthers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite of 0.5-3.0.
- Panthers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games in October.
Eagles Vs. Panthers Week 6 Betting Analysis
The Eagles haven’t been a great team away from home lately. Philadelphia is 3-7 ATS in its last ten games on the road. Luke Kuechly and co are great at pressuring the quarterback. Plus on a short week, it would be crazy to go with the road team. Take the Panthers to win and cover the spread.