Eagles favored over Bears for SNF
The Chicago Bears suddenly sit atop the NFC North, thanks to a comeback victory over Cleveland on Sunday and a Detroit loss on Monday night.
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the NFC East, but must be scratching their heads after getting bombed by Minnesota Sunday.
Division leaders meet when da Bears and Eagles get it on Sunday night at the Linc. Even though Chicago ranks second in the league at 29 PPG, it's only 4-9-1 ATS on the season.
Philly, meanwhile, just had a five-game winning streak snapped, and is 4-2 ATS over its last six games. They have won three straight at home after a dismal 10-game losing skid there.
As of early this week the Eagles were favored by the home-town field goal at Bovada for Sunday night. But the Bears own the head-to-head trends here, at 6-1 ATS when visiting Philly and 4-1 ATS overall in the past five meetings.
The Eagles sport a record of 8-6 and 7-6-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bears sit at 8-6 and 4-9-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 8-6 for the Eagles and 10-4 for the Bears.
Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the Eagles as -3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 56 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines).
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 8 and the Bears sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 28-26 result in favor of the Eagles this week.
The Bears were a 38-31 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Browns. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (69) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Bears got 3 passing scores out of Jay Cutler en route to a 38-31 win over the Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Nick Foles beat the Vikings secondary for 3 TDs last time out, but the Eagles lost to Minnesota 48-30 at The Metrodome.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 7-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Bears defense that ranks No. 28 at 27.93 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 261.14 yards per game, more than the Bears give up through the air (228 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bears own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 177.71 yards per game when on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 5 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Bears at Eagles trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-13-1 ATS in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Philadelphia is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home
Chicago home to Green Bay, Sunday, December 29th
Philadelphia at Dallas, Sunday, December 29th