The Eagles trounced the Bills on the road last week in what might be a pivotal game that turns the season around. The Bears suffered yet another heartbreaking defeat as their special teams struggled once again. The two teams will square off this week at Lincoln Financial Field.
Spread (Eagles -5)
It is hard to bet against the Eagles in a home matchup following an epic win against the resurgent Bills. However, the Eagles offensive line is still mediocre. Though the defense stepped it up last week, Josh Allen is not exactly a pro bowl caliber quarterback. FanDuel’s spread of Eagles -5 seems a bit large considering the fact that the Bears defense is capable of shutting out any NFL squad on any given week. Furthermore, the Bears are a few field goals away from a completely different season.
Pick: Bears +5
The Eagles are likely to prevail at home. However, it is quite possible the Bears defense will penetrate Philly’s porous offensive line, wreaking havoc all game long. The only question is whether Mitch Trubisky and the Bears wide receivers can move the ball. The team’s running game is solid yet Trubisky has fallen off a cliff after his breakthrough season in 2018. If you absolutely have to have some action on the moneyline of this game, put a little bit of your cash on the Eagles.
Pick: Eagles moneyline -225
FanDuel’s over/under point total of 42 is logical. After all, both teams have good defensive units. However, the Bears offense struggles to get first downs and red zone scores. Look for Philly to put up 17 to 23 at most points against a fantastic Bears defense. The Bears will likely score 14 to 20 points against the Eagles. In other words, this game will likely end up slightly below FanDuel’s expected point total of 42.
Pick: Under 42
The winning margin of this matchup should be a mere 3 to 10 points regardless of which team ends up on top. FanDuel’s +800 Bears winning margin is intriguing. The Bears winning margin of 1 to 6 points at +450 is also worth considering. If you believe the Eagles will prevail, consider rolling with a 1 to 6 point margin of victory at +340.