Online betting expectations are sky high for the Philadelphia Eagles while the Carolina Panthers are on a football betting mission after going bust as number one seed last year. The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a tough 2008 online betting season in which they went 9-6-1 straight up and 10-6 against the spread.
Philadelphia finished strong down the final month of the football betting season to sneak into the playoffs, where they then went on to upset both the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants on the road to end up in the online betting NFC title game where they lost at Arizona to see their Cinderella season strike midnight.
The Eagles made big news during the football betting preseason with the acquisition of Michael Vick as a backup quarterback.
Vick is expected to give the Eagles an added dynamic when he is on the field at the same time with regular quarterback Donovan McNabb but there are some online betting skeptics that believe Vick could end up causing the Eagles problems and ignite a quarterback controversy.
Andy Reid begins his 9th season as head coach at Philly. Philadelphia has covered 12 out of their last 17 games against the online betting board on the road. The Eagles are 4-2 both straight up and against the online betting board in their last 6 games versus the Panthers.
Carolina has lost just 3 out of their last 12 games against the spread in online betting home action. The Panthers have gone under the online betting total in 12 out of their last 16 games. Carolina finished the online betting preseason without a win but as a veteran contending team few gamblers were concerned about it.
Carolina was stunned in the online betting playoffs last year when they lost at home to eventual NFC champion Arizona. The Panthers are expected to be in the thick of the NFC south division race with Atlanta and New Orleans. John Fox begins his 6th season as head coach of Carolina.
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