The Carolina Panthers will be gunning for a sixth consecutive straight-up victory and the 11th in their last 12 games when they play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football as 3-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Panthers improved to 5-0 SU last weekend with a 27-23 come-from-behind win over the Seattle Seahawks, picking up the against-the-spread victory as 7-point road underdogs and avenging their 31-17 loss to the Seahawks in last season’s playoffs.
Carolina takes a five-game SU home winning streak into Sunday night’s Eagles vs. Panthers betting matchup at Bank of America Stadium, but has struggled at the sportsbooks, going 2-3 ATS during the stretch.
Carolina was forced to overcome a second-half deficit in their 27-22 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, but have otherwise been dominant this season, claiming victory by an average margin of 7.6 points per game.
The Eagles have recovered from their sluggish start with a pair of decisive wins in their last two outings, dominating the New York Giants 27-7 as 3.5-point chalk on Monday night after crushing the Saints 39-17 as 6.5-point favorites in Week 5.
But Philadelphia has produced mediocre results in recent road matchups, going 1-2 SU and ATS this season, including a 23-20 loss in Washington as 3-point favorites in Week 4, and are 4-6 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games.
In addition, Philadelphia has been a betting disappointment when pegged as underdogs, recording a 1-4 SU (2-3 ATS) record in their last five such games according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
Eagles pivot Sam Bradford has also faced adversity in previous visits to Carolina.
Bradford led the St. Louis Rams against the Panthers two years ago but came up short as 7-point underdogs in a 30-15 loss. The following summer Bradford suffered a knee injury in a preseason contest in Carolina that ended his 2014 campaign.
However, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft will be able to lean on the Eagles’ recent strong record against Carolina, with SU and ATS wins in five of their last seven meetings, including a lopsided 45-21 victory last season.