|Game||Carolina Panthers vs Philadelphia Eagles|
|Date & Time||Thursday October 12, 2017, 8:25 PM (EDT)|
CAR -3 Total 46
The week six NFL schedule will kickoff with a Thursday night matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers from Bank of America Stadium. Philadelphia has won four of their first five games and leads the NFC East Division by 1.5 games over Washington. On Sunday, the Eagles flexed their muscle during a 34-7 destruction of the visiting Arizona Cardinals. Carson Wentz threw for 304 yards and a career best four touchdowns on the afternoon.
Through five games, Philadelphia ranks 3rd in the league in total offense and is scoring 27.4 points on average. Carolina should be up to the challenge with a defense that ranks 3rd in total defense and allows 18.8 points per game.
The Carolina Panthers have quietly got off to a 4-1 start and sits atop the NFC South Division standings by a half game over Atlanta. On Sunday, Carolina raced out to a 17-point lead after three quarters and held on for a 27-24 road victory over Detroit. Cam Newton managed to block out the distractions of a tumultuous week and throw for three touchdowns. Veteran TE Ed Dickson caught five passes for 175 yards.
For the season, Carolina ranks 18th in total offense and is scoring 21 points per contest. Philadelphia counters with a defense that ranks 22nd in yards allowed and is allowing 19.8 points on average.
Recent Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games.
Philadelphia is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road.
Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home.
Philadelphia RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) and DT Fletcher Cox (calf) were both inactive on Sunday and listed as week-to-week. Both teams have emerged as serious contenders in the NFC and their quarterbacks are playing at a high level. Look for the defenses to shine on the short week and keep this game under the total. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Panthers win and cover ATS 20-16.