Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles - 10/21/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Carolina Panthers (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -5 -- Over/Under: 45 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Carolina Panthers look for their first road victory of the season to remain in the NFC playoff picture. The Carolina Panthers have lost each of their last four road games. Cam Newton is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,158 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Newton has two or more touchdown passes in each of his last four games. Devin Funchess and Christian McCaffrey have combined for 550 receiving yards and three touchdowns while DJ Moore has 10 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 139.4 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 349 yards on 71 carries. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 22.8 points and 358 yards per game. Luke Kuechly leads the Carolina Panthers with 39 tackles, Mario Addison has 3.5 sacks and Donte Jackson has three interceptions.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for their third home win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Philadelphia Eagles have won nine of their last 11 home games. Carson Wentz is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 1,192 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 12 games. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor have combined for 783 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Alshon Jeffery has 18 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 110.3 yards per contest, and Wendell Smallwood leads the way with 201 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 19.5 points and 352.8 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 50 tackles, Fletcher Cox has four sacks and Ronald Darby has one interception.
The Panthers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October, 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Carolina Panthers are being outscored by 6.5 points in two road games this season, but it feels like almost all of their games have come down to the wire and could have gone either way. The Philadelphia Eagles finally put together a complete game against the New York Giants, but I'm not sure how much stock you put into that considering it was the New York Giants. The Carolina Panthers have split their last 10 games ATS when an underdog of at least three points. The Philadelphia Eagles have failed to cover each of their last seven games when favored by at least three points. I still have issues with the Eagles consistency, and the Panthers are too good, balanced of a team to be given this many free points. Throw in the fact the Eagles have burned money as favorites lately, and I want the Panthers and the points.