Cowboys vs. Bears Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 14 Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 02, 2019

Anthony Miller Bears

Usually when teams play on a Thursday, they are on a very short week. That’s not the case in Week 14, however, when Dallas visits Chicago. Both last played on Thanksgiving to mixed results.

Dallas
8-8
AT
December 05, 2019, 8:20 PM ET
Soldier Field
Chicago
8-8
Pointspread -3 -120
Moneyline -175
Over / Under o +43

74%

Betting Action

26%

Pointspread +3 +100
Moneyline +146
Over / Under u +43

74%

Betting Action

26%

This looked to be one of the Thursday night marquee matchups of the season when the schedule was released back in the spring as the Cowboys are the NFL’s most popular team, the Bears in the Top 5 and both were division winners in 2018. Dallas won 10 games to claim the NFC East and Chicago 12 to finish atop the NFC North. However, the Bears were knocked off in the Wild-Card round by Philadelphia and the Cowboys lost in the Divisional Round at the Rams.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It’s quite possible neither Dallas nor Chicago makes the playoffs this winter – especially Chicago. The Cowboys might be able to win the weak NFC East with just a .500 record. If Dallas doesn’t make the playoffs, Coach Jason Garrett will not be back in 2020. In fact, most reports hint that Garrett is out unless Dallas reaches the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1995 season.

The Cowboys have won the past two meetings with the Bears, but the teams haven’t played since 2016. About the only two major contributors from either side still around from then are Dallas QB Dak Prescott (248 yards passing, rushing TD) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (140 yards rushing with a TD). They were both rookies that year.

The over is 6-0 in the past six meetings.

Dallas Cowboys

Many Cowboys fans wanted Garrett fired – and, frankly, it’s a minor surprise owner Jerry Jones didn’t do it – following an embarrassing 26-15 home loss to Buffalo on Thanksgiving. Jones had called out the coaching staff following a Week 12 13-9 loss at New England, but Dallas was even sloppier last Thursday with two turnovers – both by Prescott — and two missed field goals (one partially blocked) by Brett Maher.

Ageless tight end Jason Witten was a bright spot with six catches for 42 yards and a score. He’s now tied for the second-most career receiving TDs in Cowboys history with 71 and became just the fourth player in NFL history (second tight end) with 1,200 career receptions. The Cowboys are 4-9 ATS in their past 13 Thursday games.

Chicago Bears

Chicago got back to .500 for the first time since Oct. 20 with a 24-20 comeback win in Detroit last Thursday. The Bears caught a break in that the Lions had to start third-string QB David Blough, an undrafted free agent, due to injuries to their top two signal-callers.

Mitchell Trubisky likes playing the Lions. He had three TD passes against them in a Week 10 win and then three more Thursday plus a season-high 338 yards. Trubisky has as many three-touchdown games against Detroit (three) as he has against all other teams over the past two seasons. Wideout Anthony Miller had by far his best game of the year with nine catches for 140 yards, including three crucial grabs on the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. Chicago is 2-8 ATS in its past 10 on Thursday.

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