Philadelphia at Carolina NFL Week 6 Odds & Pick for Thursday Night

Posted by Rogelio Aguas on October 10, 2017 in

Two 4-1 NFC contenders square off on Thursday night this week, as the Philadelphia Eagles head down to Carolina to take on the Panthers in NFL Week 6. The Eagles routed the Arizona Cardinals at home last week, 34-7, while Carolina went on the road to take a tough 27-24 victory at Detroit. That made two straight wins for the Panthers, as Cam Newton seems to have found his 2015 form. However, the Eagles might have the best defense that the Panthers have faced all season long. Are you considering using this game in your picks as your NFL odds for Week 6? Take a look at our thoughts about this matchup.

Philadelphia at Carolina NFL Week 6 Odds & Pick for Thursday Night

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8:25pm ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Radio: Westwood One
Live Stream: NFL Live
NFL Week 6 Odds: Carolina -3, O/U 46

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 23°C/73°F
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Precipitation: 24%
  • Wind: 7 mph NE
  • Cloud Cover: 73%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why should you bet on the Eagles?

The Eagles had given their fans some cause to be nervous coming into their game with Arizona. They had won their last two games by a combined five points, and they came against two winless teams — the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers. However, they showed a lot more offensive spark early against Arizona than they had shown early in prior weeks, scoring three touchdowns in the first period. On the day, Carson Wentz went 21 for 30 for 304 yards and four scores with just a single pick. LeGarrette Blount gave the Eagles some balance on offense with 74 yards on 14 carries.

But how about that defense? Carson Palmer never looked comfortable in the pocket under the onslaught of the Philadelphia pass rush, and their running game never got going either. With a swarming, speedy defense, the Eagles have the personnel to make their mark in the NFC East — if the season ended today, they would win the division, thanks to the decline of Dallas, Washington and the Giants since the 2016 campaign. If the pass rush can frustrate Cam Newton into making some mistakes with the ball, then the Eagles could get out to a big lead early on Thursday night.

Why should you put your money on the Panthers?

Cam Newton only played in one series in the preseason, thanks to the recovery period after his shoulder surgery. Over the last two games, Newton has shown considerable improvement. Against New England, he threw three touchdown passes, and racked up 316 yards in a three-point victory on the road. Against the Lions, he threw for 355 yards and three more touchdowns. If you like the Panthers in this game, you see Newton taking that next step toward a big Carolina season, throwing for big yardage while also emphasizing ball security.

Are the Panthers a safe pick in NFL Week 6?

Can the Carolina rushing game carry its weight? Christian McCaffrey did score his first NFL touchdown against the Lions, but he has only picked up 96 yards on 34 attempts. Jonathan Stewart has only gained 295 yards in five games. If the Panthers are going to insist on staying pass-heavy, they risk the onslaught of that Philadelphia pass rush — which could turn into sacks and turnovers as the game goes on. Also, can a Panthers defense that gave up 24 points against the Detroit Lions and 30 points against New England manage a Philadelphia offense that has impressed every week with its balance, even in their loss to Kansas City?

NFL Week 6 Betting Trends

  • Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 10 games
  • Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games at home

Expert NFL Week 6 Pick and Final Score Prediction

I hope that Cam Newton and the Panthers return to the Super Bowl at some point; theirs is a story of resilience and turning raw talent into NFL-grade contenders. I’m not sure if Carolina can go all the way to the Super Bowl, but as long as Cam Newton believes in his own arm, then the Carolina offense will be much, much better.As far as the Eagles go, their defense is where their postseason hopes will come from, as their pass rush is getting a reputation for not giving quarterbacks time to pass. I predict a final score of Philadelphia 31, Carolina 27.