Philadelphia has begun looking like the team oddsmakers thought they were coming out of training camp, with back-to-back victories against division foes.
They get a Monday Night Football challenge from the Chicago Bears, a team that has covered the spread four of their past five visits to Philly. The Bears come off their bye week, a situation that has seen them play UNDER 5 of the past 7 seasons.
Philly's offense hammered Dallas but their defense improved as well, which could contribute to a continued UNDER trend for the Bears (9-2 past 11 November road games). The under is also 8-2 past 10 Bears road games and 15-5 the past 20 Chicago games as an NFL underdog.
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The Eagles meanwhile have struggled against the NFC North going 0-5 ATS. Also of note, when these NFC rivals meet, the road team often wins (6 of past 8 meetings).
The Bears have been tough on MNF, going 5-1 ATS overall and 7-2 ATS their past nine MNF road games. The Eagles have been even tougher, going 7-1 ATS in their past 8 MNF odds battles.
Monday Night Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Eagles sit as 7-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at 47. The best Bears line was all the way to +9 Saturday night over at 5Dimes as they dare you bet against the Eagles.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Bears odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 2 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bears sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 27-26 win for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 9-ranked offense (25.6 PPG) against a Bears defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.4 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 269.4 yards per game, less than the Bears give up through the air (271.9 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bears own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 109.7 yards per game when on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 4 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 24-18 winner as they battled the Buccaneers on the road. The Bears covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 42 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay was unable to contain Matt Forte in its last action Sunday and the result was a 24-18 Week 7 loss against the Bears.
The Eagles were a 34-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cowboys. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors. LeSean McCoy went over the 100-yard mark (185) in his team's latest effort as Philadelphia defeated Dallas by a score of 34-7 on Sunday.
Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 8-2
Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Bears at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Chicago
Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago home to Detroit, Sunday, November 13
Philadelphia home to Arizona, Sunday, November 13