Mark Sanchez, Eagles Still ‘Monday Night Football’ Favorites Vs. Panthers


Mark SanchezThe Philadelphia Eagles host the Carolina Panthers on “Monday Night Football” to wrap up Week 10. The Eagles opened as six-point favorites, and the line has expanded to a touchdown at sportsbooks monitored by One site has gone as high as 7.5 points. The moneyline for this game opened with Philadelphia at -250 and Carolina at +210. That has climbed considerably, with some sites listing Philadelphia as much as -325, and Carolina as much as +280.

The Eagles have won eight of their last nine home games, and they are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games. They are 6-2 straight up and ATS overall this season. They are 6-6-1 in their 12 games as home favorites under coach Chip Kelly but 6-2-1 in their last nine such games.

The Panthers opened the season 2-0 SU and ATS, but they have since gone 1-5-1 SU and 3-4 ATS. They are 2-4 ATS in their last six games against Philadelphia, but they are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as road underdogs.

The total for “Monday Night Football” sits at 48 points. It has gone OVER in five of the last seven games for both teams. The total also has gone OVER in the last three matchups and five of the last seven matchups between these teams. The OddsShark Computer predicts a fairly sizable 30-17 Eagles victory; that would provide for the Philadelphia cover, and the UNDER.

The Eagles’ most notable injury is at quarterback, as they will start Mark Sanchez in place of Nick Foles, who suffered a fractured collarbone. Philadelphia will welcome back left guard Evan Mathis to the lineup. He was listed on injured reserve with the return designation following a knee injury but was activated this week. He is listed as probable and expected to play.

The Panthers generally are in good health. They will be without cornerback Bene Benwikere and guard Trai Turner, but both are reserves. More importantly, left tackle Byron Brown and left guard Amini Silatolu were removed entirely from the injury list and would seem to be back to 100 percent. Cam Newton will appreciate that against the Eagles’ pass rush.

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