To say the Eagles haven’t been kind to those who’ve backed them with bets this season would be, well, an understatement. Bettors who have been waiting for the Eagles to right the ship have been getting worked by bookies this season. They are an abysmal 1-8-1 against the spread this season. In fact, depending upon when you played your bet on the line shifts, they could be 0-10 ATS.
So what do you do with the Eagles now that they are home underdogs to the 2-8 Carolina Panthers? You take the Eagles.
There’s nothing Vegas likes to do more than offset trends. The Eagles are a trainwreck. A very public trainwreck. Their starting quarterback and All-Pro running back are both out. And all signs point to a Carolina victory.
Forget the pure game analysis–this is a great spot for the Eagles to prove they haven’t quit–something they’ve said numerous times over the past week. If they were playing an even remotely competent team, I’d stay away, but this is the Panthers we’re talking about here, a team with a struggling quarterback and a porous defense led by former Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.