Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles: Preview and Pick
- Updated: December 21, 2013
The game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles was moved to the Sunday night football stage because this game will have some serious playoff implications. Both teams have high hopes for a big run into the playoffs and want to get started now, but it is the Bears who have more on the line. After another collapse by the Detroit Lions, the Bears have a chance to win their division and it all starts with this big game against the Eagles.
Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles Preview
The NFL odds for this game favor the Eagles as the line opened with the Eagles listed as (-4 point favorites. With Jay Cutler back in the lineup, the betting public is on the Bears as over 55 percent of the early wagers are in on the road team in this game. Due to that influx of betting action, the line has moved and it can now be found at (-3) at many of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Eagles showed against the Minnesota Vikings that they struggle when they are down in the game. Nick Foles attempted a career-high 11 passes more than 20 yards downfield, but completed only two of those passes. LeSean McCoy ran the ball eight times Sunday despite leading the league in rushing entering the day. Nick Foles finished the game with more rush yards than McCoy. The Eagles called just 10 designed rushes out of 65 total plays. If they do that again, the bears will be primed for an easy win.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have some negative trends heading into this late night game. The Eagles are 3-10 against the spread (ATS) in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a straight up loss. The Bears are 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game for our freee pick and to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.