Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles

NFL betting is in the spotlight on Thursday, August 14th as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Carolina Panthers in a game televised by FOX.

The Eagles are led by quarterback Donovan McNabb and exciting running back Brian Westbrook. The Panthers expect to be much improved and a threat in football betting this season since quarterback Jake Delhomme is back from injury.

NFL betting shows that the Week 2 NFL odds on this game have the Eagles as the slight favorite. Football betting information tells us that Philadelphia will go with McNabb to start the game and he may go into the second quarter. He will be followed by A.J. Feeley and Kevin Kolb. NFL betting information shows that the Panthers will go with Delhomme for about a quarter while Matt Moore, Brett Basanez and Lester Richard should see time.

NFL betting history shows that the Panthers and Eagles have met four times in the regular season over the past four years. The Eagles have won three of the four games in football betting including two of the three games at Philadelphia.

Week 2 NFL odds usually have the totals a little bit higher than week one. In the last three years the average totals in Week 2 have averaged just over 40 points per game according to football betting stats. In 2005 the games averaged exactly 41 points per game in NFL betting. In 2006 the games only averaged 36.88 points per game in Week 2 preseason NFL betting. Last year the totals were even higher in Week 2 preseason NFL betting. The average points scored were 42.56 points in NFL betting. The over in preseason Week 2 NFL betting action last season was 12-4.

NFL betting should be exciting on this Week 2 matchup with the Eagles the popular pick. McNabb and the Eagles at home are usually a solid NFL betting selection but in the preseason that logic doesn’t hold as much water. Head coach Andy Reid has not been one to care much about the preseason and that makes the Eagles a dangerous NFL betting selection in the preseason.