NFL Betting Predictions: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
This Sunday the Chicago Bears (4-3) travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4). BetDSI Sportsbook current Live Lines display the Eagles as a large -360 favorite, giving the Bears +8 points via the spread
The Philadelphia Eagles are coming into this game off of much needed back to back wins, fist over the Washington Redskins 20 – 13. Then trouncing the tough Dallas Cowboys in a 34-7 blowout victory at home after a bye. Eagles QB Michael Vick played stellar in their victory over the Cowboys, throwing 21 completions on 28 attempts, for 279 yards 2 TD’s. Vick also had 7 carries for 60 yards, and RB LaSean McCoy had a heck of a game rushing the ball 30 times for 185 yards and 2 TD’s.
Obviously holding the Cowboys to only a touchdown displays this Eagles defense is on the right track to shutdown teams like everyone thought they would with all the huge offseason acquisitions on defense. Especially offseason free agent pick up, highly coveted CB Nnamdi Asomugha who had an interception against Dallas.
The Chicago Bears are also coming off two wins of their own, and then a bye last week after playing in England. In their last game which was against the Bucs, QB Jay Cutler threw 17 completions on 32 attempts for 226 yards and a touchdown. RB Matt Forte who is getting urked by his lack of progress in his contract negotiations with the Bears is not showing it on the field. Against the Bucs Matt Forte had 25 carries for 145 yards and a TD.
The Bears defense played well against the Tampa Bay allowing only 280 total yards, 250 passing, and only 30 rushing yards. They only managed one sack, but the pressure was clearly on as the secondary grabbed a whopping 4 interceptions on the day. The defense also only allowed Tampa to convert on fourth down 28% of the time 4 out of 14.
My Prediction: The Chicago Bears are clearly better than a +300 team, and I think that is a great value for them against the underachieving Philadelphia Eagles team, that has just recently showed signs of a pulse. Also +8 points for the Bears is a very attractive bet as well.