Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears Pick and Preview
Point Spread: Bears +9.0 | Total Points: 48.5
As the Eagles prepare for this NFC matchup, the team has an overall record of 12-1. This includes riding a current 4-game win streak. Against NFC opponents, they have a record of 7-1. The Eagles head into week 15 looking for another win, as they picked up 26 point victory over the New York Giants (48-22). Not only did Philadelphia walk away with the win, but they also covered the spread as -7.0 point favorites. The teams combined for a total of 70 points, which surpassed the over-under betting line of 44.
As the Bears prepare for their NFC matchup against Philadelphia, they have an overall record of 3-10 and are in the midst of 6 game losing streak. Heading into week 15, the Bears will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 28-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers. In terms of betting, Chicago not only lost the game but failed to cover the spread as 3.5-point underdogs. The combined 47 points, surpassed the betting line of 45.
Eagles vs Bears History
The two teams did not play each other in the 2021-2022 regular season. In the last 3 games between Chicago and Philadelphia, the Eagles have dominated the series, going 3-0. This includes a convincing margin of victory of 13 points per contest. Across the last 3 head-to-head matchups, Philadelphia is averaging 23 points compared to Chicago at 10.
When looking at the last 3 times the Eagles have traveled to Soldier Field, they have put together a record of 2-1. When looking at the 5 most recent games, Philadelphia has been excellent vs the spread, sitting at 5-0 ATS. These games have finished with an average point total of 41, leading to an over-under mark of 1-3-1.
- Reed Blankenship (Knee) Questionable
- Landon Dickerson (Back) Questionable
- Quez Watkins (Shoulder) Probable
- Shaun Bradley (Hamstring) Questionable
- Lane Johnson (Oblique) Questionable
- Dallas Goedert (Shoulder) Questionable
- Justin Fields (Illness) Probable
- Larry Borom (Ankle/knee) Questionable
- Chase Claypool (Knee) Questionable
- Trevon Wesco (Leg) Questionable
- David Montgomery (Illness) Questionable
Keys To Victory: Philadelphia Eagles
Compared to other NFL teams, the Eagles offense has performed well this year, averaging 29.7 points per game (1st). This strong offensive play has led to the team accounting for 61.0% of the scoring in their games. Heading into this week’s action, the Eagles are averaging 229 yards per game through the pass, placing them 13th in the league. There is a chance that the team struggles to move the ball through the air against a Bears defense that has defended the pass well this year. Leading the way for Philadelphia is quarterback Jalen Hurts, who comes into the game with a total of 3157 passing yards. So far, Hurts has one of the better passer ratings in the league (108.37). Going into the game, the team’s leader in receiving yards is A.J. Brown, who has caught 63.1% of the balls thrown his way for a total of 1020 yards.
On the ground, the Eagles should be able to put in yet another strong performance, as they are currently the 3rd ranked team in rush yards per game and face off vs a defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the team’s leading rusher is Miles Sanders, who is averaging 5.2 yards per attempt. Through 13 games, he has rushed for a total of 1068 yards on the ground.
Keys To Victory: Chicago Bears
Justin Fields and the Chicago passing attack come into the game ranked just 32nd in passing attempts. This below-average figure has led to Fields throwing for a total of 1896 yards on a completion percentage of 61.7%. Chicago will need to continue getting receiver Darnell Mooney involved, as he has caught 63.1% of the passes thrown his way for a total of 493 receiving yards.
Key to the team’s offensive attack is their ability to run the ball, as they are currently averaging 189.2 yards per game on the ground. This season, they have outrushed their opponent in 53.9% of their games.
- Philadelphia is 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- Philadelphia is 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
- Philadelphia is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.
- Philadelphia is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog.
The cold elements will play a role in this game. Expect a low scoring affair, one that Jalen Hurts and company get the job done in a tight battle. We like the Eagles to win, the Bears to cover, and the Under in this game (48.5)