Both teams are calling this a must-win game so the intensity for this pro football betting contest should be high.
NFL betting has Philadelphia as a three-point favorite with a total of 45. The Eagles have fallen to 5-4 on the season and now must find a way to win without running back Brian Westbrook who may not play again this season. Quarterback Donovan McNabb has been very inconsistent and the defense has been just average. Philadelphia will be relying upon rookie running back LeSean McCoy to pick put the slack for Westbrook but it won’t be easy. "It takes something away because you're talking about one of the best backs in the league and now we don't have him," fullback Leonard Weaver said. "We're going to have to step up. We've done it before."
The Bears are coming off an ugly 10-6 loss to San Francisco as quarterback Jay Cutler threw five interceptions. Cutler now leads the league with 17 interceptions this pro football betting season. Part of the problem for the Bears in NFL betting is that they can’t run the ball. They are 30th in the NFL at 85.2 yards per game. Chicago needs to turn things around this week in NFL betting if they want to make the playoffs. "We have no room for any more losses," defensive tackle Tommie Harris said. "If you lose, you're going to be hoping another team loses so you can get in. You don't want to do that. ... It is basically in our hands right now. We have to do a better job and everybody has to step up."
Last season the Bears defeated the Eagles 24-20 in NFL betting. The Bears are 26-8-1 all-time vs. the Eagles in regular-season pro football betting action. The Eagles are 12-5 in pro football betting in their last 17 vs. the NFC.
The Bears are 4-1 in NFL betting in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 1-4 against the NFL betting lines in their last 5 games overall.
Eight of the last ten Philadelphia games have gone over in NFL betting. Four of the last five Philadelphia road games have gone over in NFL betting. 22 of the last 32 Chicago home games have gone over the NFL betting total.