Betting line favors Redskins over Bears

Chicago Bears Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III certainly brought a touch of magic to Washington last year, making big play after big play in leading the Redskins to the playoffs.

Unfortunately, the sophomore slump appears to be taking a toll on RG III and his outfit this season.

After losing a rivalry game at Dallas Sunday night the 'Skins, now 1-4 both SU and ATS this season, head home to host the 4-2 Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, Fox).

Chicago will be working on a couple extra days off, after beating the Giants last Thursday. Still, the Bears are only 1-4-1 ATS this season.

Chicago heads for its bye week on a roll in this situation (4-1 ATS past five seasons) but they have been terrible against the redskins over the years (Bears are 2-10 SU past 12 games vs Washington).

In the early Week 7 NFL betting, Washington was favored by a point over Chicago.

Backers of the Redskins have seen them go 1-4 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the Bears are at 4-2 and 1-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 5-1, while the Redskins are 2-3.

View Chicago Bears vs Washington Redskins Odds and Stats.

The Bears were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada, with the total listed at 51 over at SportBet.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 11-rated Bears taking on the No. 15-rated Redskins in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 26-18 win for the Bears on Sunday.

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The Bears were a 27-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (48) made winners of OVER bettors. The Redskins suffered a Week 6 loss against Dallas in their last game, falling 31-16 at AT&T Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 21.4 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 26 this week at 26.83 PPG. The Redskins aerial game is averaging 271.2 yards per game, more than the Bears secondary allows through the air, 271 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Bears own the league's No. 20-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 119.5 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bears at Redskins trends to consider:
Chicago is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Washington is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Green Bay, Monday, November 4th
Washington at Denver, Sunday, October 27th