The Carolina Panthers took there record to 4-1 last week with 2 impressive on the road victories with wins over Detroit and Brady and the Patriots. They return home for Thursday night football as home favorites on a 3 point spread when they clash with the Eagles who obtain an identical record.
Carolina so far this season are 2-1-3 against the line as home favorites, but the naked eye suggests that things are starting to click for the Panthers. With the off season surgery to Quarterback Cam Newton it was to be expected it may take a few games to find that 2015 groove and if his numbers are anything to go by he certainly has in the past two weeks.
The Philadelphia Eagles produced their best performance of the season to date to beat the Arizona Cardinals. One issue for the Eagles in recent seasons has been winning on the road and they have won only one of their past seven games as away underdogs, while they are 2-5 against the line in this scenario.
The biggest key to this game is the injury to the Eagles Lane Johnson, in matches he has missed in the Wentz era sacks have spiked as well as interceptions. That leaves me to believe Keuchly and co will be putting a lot of pressure on the Eagles Offense which has been the sole focus on them winning games via high scoring affairs. Newton and Benjamin look to have a big night ahead with the Eagles defense ranked poorly against the pass.
BEST BET – Carolina Win & Cover -3