The Eagles were a 3-point home underdog at most sportsbooks followed by OddsShark.com, and will need to find a way to win without LeSean McCoy or Mike Vick.
"The Eagles could be 0-10 if not for three close victories and it's pretty bad when you are a dog to a 2-8 team," said football analyst Jack Randall.
Philadelphia started the season off 3-1 SU, but went only 1-3 ATS over that stretch as all three of its wins were by two points or less. Since then, the Eagles have lost six straight games SU and five straight games ATS including four straight double-digit losses.
With Vick and McCoy both out for Monday night’s game with injuries, Nick Foles will be tasked with leading the charge offensively.
With a 2-8 SU and 4-6 ATS record, the Carolina Panthers aren’t enjoying much success this season either. Cam Newton has thrown more interceptions (10) than touchdowns (9) this year, and the defense has struggled with consistency.
Carolina has actually played better on the road this season (1-3 SU and 3-1 ATS) than it has at home (1-5 SU and ATS), so going on the road doesn’t put the Panthers at a disadvantage.
The total has gone OVER in six of Carolina’s last nine road games and in each of Philadelphia’s last three home games. Four of the last six games between these two teams have also gone OVER the posted total.
The Eagles are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven games against Carolina and 3-0 SU and ATS over the last three.
This preseason, no one could have anticipated that this game would be between two teams completely out of the hunt for a playoff spot.
But while both teams have been bad, Philadelphia has been consistently bad; Carolina has at least shown flashes of positivity on both sides of the ball.
With Vick and McCoy out, Cam Newton should be able to outshoot the Eagles defense and pick up the win on the road.
Monday Night Football Pick: Carolina -3 (courtesy of PickShark.com)
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