Bears vs. Eagles Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 9 Odds

Frank Doyle | Updated Oct 31, 2019

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Running back Jordan Howard gets a crack at his former team as his Philadelphia Eagles host the slumping Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Chicago
8-8
AT
November 03, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field
Pointspread +5 -105
Moneyline +216
Over / Under o +41

27%

Betting Action

73%

Pointspread -5 -115
Moneyline -260
Over / Under u +41

27%

Betting Action

73%

The Philadelphia Eagles hit the ground running last week to snap a two-game slide and are now right back in the thick of the NFC East division race. At 4-4, they’re just behind the 4-3 Dallas Cowboys as they welcome the Chicago Bears to town. Meanwhile, desperation is blowing around the Windy City. The Bears have lost three in a row and sit in the basement of the NFC North at 3-4.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Bears haven’t covered a point spread since their Week 4 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Since then, the wheels have fallen off and they sit at just 2-5 against the spread (ATS). Philadelphia’s big win over Buffalo last weekend went a long way in making an impression on oddsmakers. The Eagles (3-5 ATS) are set as 5-point favourites and more than 70 percent of bettors like them to cover the number, while the total has dipped from 44 at the open to 42 points. Chicago is 0-4 ATS in its last four meetings with Philadelphia.

Chicago Bears

The Bears kicking nightmares continued last week when Eddy Pineiro missed a last-second kick that would have snapped Chicago’s losing streak. Instead, his boot went wide of the uprights and the Bears have lost three in a row. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky continues to take a lot of heat. He was 23-of-35 for 253 yards, but he also threw an interception, lost a fumble, and was sacked four times. As usual, the Bears will likely need a big effort from their defence to have a shot at the upset. They limited the Chargers to only 36 rushing yards and a similar performance will go a long way in controlling the clock and field position on the road. Chicago still owns the No. 7 total defence in the league and allows only 17.4 points per game on the year. At this point, though, the real question is can the club’s offence stop shooting itself in the foot?

Philadelphia Eagles

Former Bear Jordan Howard paced the ground attack in Philadelphia’s win over Buffalo. He rushed 23 times for 96 yards and a touchdown, while the team as a whole had 43 rushing attempts for 218 yards. Howard is having a nice first season with Philadelphia, averaging 4.4 yards per carry with five touchdowns on 443 rushing yards. When the running game is humming, that takes a lot of pressure off Carson Wentz. He was efficient last week, completing 17 of his 24 attempts for 172 yards and a touchdown and while his completion percentage has dipped from 69.9 last year to 62.1 this season, he has thrown 14 TDs compared to four picks.

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