Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles Over Under Pick
- Updated: December 19, 2013
Time: 8:30 PM EST Sunday December 15, 2013, ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles host the Chicago Bears in a huge game for both NFC division leaders. Winner of this game will have at least a 1 game lead going into week 17 and will have complete control of their own destiny.
In their last games Chicago beat the Cleveland Browns 38-31 on the road as a small 1 point underdog. The Eagles lost 48-30 to the Minnesota Vikings on the road as a 6.5 point favorite. The Eagles blew a huge chance to take a 2 game lead in the NFC East with the Vikings missing Adrian Peterson and Dallas losing to Green Bay.
The Chicago Bears beat the Eagles 30-20 in their last meeting on Nov 7/2011 on the road as a 9 point underdog. The Bears have won the last 2 and 4 of their last 5 against the Eagles but Philadelphia has won 6 out the last 10 times they’ve met dating back to October of 1999.
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Chicago is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 meetings.
The road team is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these 2 teams.
The underdog is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 times these 2 teams faced off.
This season Philadelphia is 3-4 at home and Chicago is 3-4 on the road.
Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Philadelphia -3
Over/Under Total Line: 55
Moneyline: Bears +143 / Eagles -163
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Chicago Bears: 8-6 SU 4-9-1 ATS
Philadelphia Eagles: 8-6 SU 7-7 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• CHI is 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• CHI is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
• CHI is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC.
• PHI is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
• PHI is 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a ATS loss.
• PHI is 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Chicago Bears: 19.13
Philadelphia Eagles: 20.02
Key Player Injuries
[WR] 12/19/2013 – Brandon Marshall Prob Sunday (Hamstring)
[LB] 12/16/2013 – Lance Briggs Ques Sunday (Shoulder)
[T] 12/16/2013 – James Brown Ques Sunday (Illness)
[CB] 12/16/2013 – Charles Tillman I-R (Tricep)
[LB] 10/28/2013 – D.J. Williams I-R (Chest)
[LB] 10/9/2013 – Nate Collins I-R (Knee)
[LB] 10/7/2013 – Kelvin Hayden I-R (Hamstring)
[LB] 9/27/2013 – Henry Melton I-R (Knee)
[S] 12/18/2013 – Earl Wolff Prob Sunday (Knee)
[S] 12/18/2013 – Colt Anderson Ques Sunday (Knee)
[LB] 12/16/2013 – Najee Goode Ques Sunday (Hamstring)
[S] 12/16/2013 – Kurt Coleman Ques Sunday (Hamstring)
[WR] 9/2/2013 – Jeremy Maclin I-R (Knee)
[LB] 9/2/2013 – Jason Phillips I-R (Knee)
[WR] 9/2/2013 – Arrelious Benn I-R (Knee)
Next Game on Deck
Chicago @ Green Bay
Philadelphia @ Dallas
Over/Under Pick : The Eagles’ secondary looked lost last week allowing journeyman Matt Cassel to shred their pass defense for 370 yards. If they can’t stop the Vikings with Cassel, how are they going to fare against Jay Cutler and the Bears’ big three receivers?
The Bears did hold the Browns to 93 yards on the ground after getting ripped for combined 944 yards in their previous 4 games. That certainly doesn’t signal a turn around when you look at Cleveland’s lack of success this season rushing the ball. This week Chicago will face statistically Philadelphia’s No. 1 rushing offense that has pounded opponent’s defenses for 5 yards per carry and a total of 152.9 yards per game.
Offense has not been a problem for either of these teams this season with the Eagles and Bears both in the top 7 for scoring offense. The Eagles defense was on the improve until last week’s shocker which may have uncovered their weakness against tall receivers (see Chicago). The Bears’ defense has struggled all season and may be at their weakest all season in personnel healthy enough to play. Take the OVER 55.5 at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.