The Chicago Bears (+5) are set to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles (-5) at Lincoln Financial Field. This early afternoon matchup gets underway at 1:00 p.m. ET and FOX is in line to have the TV rights.
Betting Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Chicago is getting picked to play the role of underdog and is currently getting 5 points in this NFC game. In order to take the home favorite, moneyline gamblers would currently have to put up $200 to win $100 back on the Eagles (-200). The Bears are getting +170 moneyline odds. Oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 43.5 points. If the underdog strikes early, it will probably result in a reasonable in-game betting opportunity.
The general public siding with both the Eagles and the under. The line initially opened at -3 and the game’s total was set originally at 45.
The hapless Bears are 2-5 against the spread (ATS) and are down 4.5 units so far. The team has posted an O/U record of 3-4.
The Eagles are down 0.5 units this season. The team is 3-5 ATS and owns an O/U record of 5-3.
The Bears have gone 3-4 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Eagles are 4-4 SU.
When these two franchises met a year ago, Philadelphia earned the win 16-15.
The Bears are looking to get back in stride after a 17-16 defeat to the Chargers last week. Mitchell Trubisky completed 23-of-35 passes for 253 yards and one interception. David Montgomery (135 rushing yards on 27 attempts, one TD) led the ground attack. Allen Robinson II (five receptions, 62 yards) and Taylor Gabriel (four catches, 53 yards) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.
Philadelphia enters this one after just getting a 31-13 win over Buffalo in Week 8. The allowed the Bills to put up 169 yards through the air and 98 more on the ground. John Brown had a good outing in the loss for Buffalo, posting 54 yards on five catches. For Philadelphia, Carson Wentz completed 17-of-24 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown. Jordan Howard (96 yards on 23 rush attempts, one TD) led the running game as Alshon Jeffery (four receptions, 64 yards) and Nelson Agholor (four catches, seven yards) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
Chicago has run the ball on 39 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Philadelphia has an overall rush percentage of 46.5 percent. The Bears have run for 83.1 yards/game and have three scores on the ground this year. The Eagles are averaging 125 rush yards per game and have nine total rushing TDs.
The Bears offensive scheme has logged 216.9 yards per contest through the air overall and has eight passing scores so far. The Eagles have put up 230.6 pass yards per outing and have 14 total pass TDs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago has allowed 86 rush yards and 253 pass yards per game. The Philadelphia D has allowed 273 yards per game to opposing passers and 90.5 yards per game on the ground. The Bears are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.52 to opposing QBs, while the Eagles have allowed a 6.5 ANY/A.
Wentz probably has the edge over Trubisky in this matchup. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 6.71 for the year and 5.64 across his past two outings while Trubisky’s ANY/A is 4.55 and 4.80 over the past two outings.
Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles Free NFL Tip
SU Winner: Eagles, ATS Winner: Bears, O/U: Over
Team Betting Trends
- The Philadelphia defensive unit has recorded 21 sacks on the year while Chicago has 19.
- The Philadelphia offense has lost nine fumbles in 2019 while Chicago has lost three.
- The Bears offense has tallied zero pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Eagles have put up five such plays.
- The Chicago defense has allowed three pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Philadelphia has given up seven such plays.
- Both defenses have produced three rushing plays of 20+ yards. The Chicago offense has recorded eight running plays of 10+ yards while Philadelphia has accounted for 25 such plays.
- The Bears defense has allowed two rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Eagles have given up four such runs.
- The Over/Under for Philadelphia’s previous matchup was 39. The over cashed in the team’s 31-13 victory over Buffalo.
- Over its last three matchups, Philadelphia is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
- In its last three matchups, Chicago is 0-3 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
- The Over/Under for Chicago’s last game was set at 41. The under cashed in the team’s 17-16 defeat to the Chargers.
- As a team, Chicago has rushed for 3.6 yards per attempt over its past three games and 4.0 over its last two.
- Philadelphia has averaged 4.8 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.8 over its last two.