Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Carolina Panthers vs Philadelphia Eagles: Over 42 (Pinnacle)

Market Watch 

The Philadelphia Eagles opened as -3 point favorites a few days ago, and we haven't seen much movement on either side since. The total opened at 42.5 and it remains in that range depending on where you look. Right now, the consensus line sits at 42.


Bottom Line 

In Week 1 we saw 12 of the 17 games go over the total. Was this an anomaly or a trend? The books aren't taking any chances as most of the totals for game two were set at 40 or more. Over the last 10 years, Week 2 preseason scoring hovers around the 37 point range.

In this game they've raised it a full five points. Yet, once we look at how bad the secondaries are for these teams and combine that with their offensive strengths, it's easy to see that this game could feature a lot of points. The Eagles are especially attractive for an 'over' play as they are soley focused on scoring fast and often on offense, and still finding their footing on defense. Keep a close eye on them going forward.

NFL Pick: Over 42 (-110).