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Monday Night Football Betting Preview: Eagles vs Bears

The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears have a lot in common. Both are once-proud franchises that have fallen on hard times, and both are eager to prove they can remain competitive in 2016. Week 2 pits the squads against each other with the eyes of the nation upon them when they meet in Monday Night Football at Soldier Field.

Shark Bites
  • The Eagles are 5-2 SU in their last seven games on the road against the Bears.
  • The Bears are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games as a favorite of 3.0 or more.
  • The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last six games on the road after a win on the road.

If the Bears are going to even think about gunning for the NFC North this year, they’ll have to perform better in the Windy City. Chicago is an ugly 1-10 SU in its last 11 contests at Soldier Field. Sportsbooks opened the Bears as 2.5-point chalk with a total of 42.5.

Philadelphia crushed Cleveland in Week 1, while the Bears fell to Houston in their season opener. Rookie signal-caller Carson Wentz impressed in his Eagles debut, throwing for 278 yards and two touchdowns. Everyone knows how up and down rookie QBs can be in their first year, so expecting that type of performance out of the 23-year-old every week would be unfair.

When in this spot last year, both of these teams were fantastic OVER bets. The Eagles have gone OVER the total in six of their last seven games with a closing total of 42.5 points or more. The Bears have gone OVER in six of their last seven with an OVER/UNDER of 42.5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Eagles betting odds line opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 43 at most shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 21-18 win for the Bears on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bears currently sport a record of 0-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Chicago Bears post a 0-1 over under record this season, while the Philadelphia Eagles have gone 0-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Chicago Bears sit at No. 17 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Philadelphia Eagles are at No. 25 on that chart.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Jordan Matthews did much of the damage, producing 114 receiving yards as Philadelphia beat the Browns 29-10 at Lincoln Financial Field.

Chicago lost its last outing 23-14 against Houston on Sunday, getting a 105-yard receiving performance from Alshon Jeffery in a losing cause at NRG Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 25th
Chicago at Dallas, Sunday, September 25th

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