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Redskins Have Been Brutal on the Road

Washington Redskins Kirk Cousins

When the Chicago Bears started the season 0-3, it would be been farfetched to believe they’d be favored in any game this year. But with the Washington Redskins in town for a Week 14 showdown, oddsmakers opened the Bears as 3.5-point favorites.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Bears' last 10 games.
  • The Redskins are 0-9 SU in their last nine games on the road.
  • This is only the second time this season the Bears have been a favorite.

The ‘Skins have historically enjoyed facing the Monsters of the Midway, going 6-2 SU and a sizzling 7-1 ATS in their last eight versus the Bears. Chicago has not been showing up in December in recent years (0-7 SU, 2-5 ATS in their previous 7 December contests) which certainly won’t instill any confidence in Chicago backers.

A major reason for the oddsmakers’ decision to favor the Bears in this one is the Redskins’ awful road record in 2015. Washington (5-7 SU) is winless away from home this year, covering just once during that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Chicago Bears in this one found them listed as -1-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 44 for Sunday.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 30-15 victory for the Bears. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Washington Redskins vs Chicago Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bears are 5-7 so far on the season, and 7-5 ATS vs the point spread. The Washington Redskins, meanwhile, are 5-7 and 5-7 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Chicago go 5-7 and the Washington Redskins go 5-7 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Washington injuries news.

The game pits the Chicago Bears, currently No. 17 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Washington Redskins, who rate No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 20.92 PPG, against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 23.83 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 232.25 yards per game, less than the Redskins secondary allows through the air, 238.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Washington Redskins feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 156.8 yards per game. The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Redskins suffered a Week 13 loss against Dallas in their last game, falling 19-16 at FedExField.

In their last game, the Bears were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of 26-20 score against San Francisco.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
  • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games
  • Chicago is 6-17-1 ATS in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Buffalo, Sunday, December 20th
Chicago at Minnesota, Sunday, December 20th

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