Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears - 2019 Wild Card Betting

Eagles vs. Bears 2019 Wild Card Playoffs Best Bets and Odds

January 4th, 2019 NFL Football, Sportsbook

At the beginning of the season Philadelphia was a popular NFL bets pick to return to the playoffs.  On the whole their Super Bowl championship changed a lot of perceptions about the Eagles.  However, this year revealed that Philadelphia could be tabbed as an accidental champion.  Correlate that they won the Super Bowl as an underdog with a backup quarterback.  As it turned out the Eagles barely made the playoffs as the last seed.  A clear difference in expectations and results took place in Chicago.  The Bears are surprise champions of the NFC North.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears

Date and Time:  Sunday, January 6, 2019, 4:40 p.m. ET

Location:  Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

NFL bets odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Eagles+6½ (-105)41 (-112)
Bears-6½ (-115)41 (-108)
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Eagles vs. Bears TV Coverage:  NBC

Betting Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia has an NFL bets record of 9-7 straight up, 7-9 against the spread, and 7-9 under the total.  Fashion a late season rally that saved the Eagles season.  Philadelphia won five of their last six games to gain the playoffs.  Additionally, they got the money in four of their last five games.  Ironically enough it was again backup quarterback Nick Foles that was the hero.  Foles started the final three games and threw six touchdown passes sparking the Eagles surge.  Overall Philly ranked 18th in the NFL for scoring offense and 12th for points allowed.

Betting Chicago Bears

Balanced against that was the strong sportsbook performance by the Bears.  Chicago was 12-4 straight up and vs. the odds with 8-8 on totals.  As a result, the Bears were runaway champions of the NFC North.  On this occasion much of the credit must go to first year head coach Matt Nagy.  The former Chiefs offensive coordinator straightened out the offense.  Along the same lines the Bears defense was near vintage 1985.  Specifically, Chicago ranked ninth in the NFL for scoring offense and first for points allowed.  Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky developed well with a 95.4 rating.

Stats to Consider

Account of recent performance is Philadelphia a solid road dog.  For example, the Eagles have covered four of their last seven games getting points away from home.  And just one of their last eight in that role have gone under the total.  By contrast the Bears have been cranking cash as a favorite at Soldier Field.  In fact, Chicago has paid in seven straight laying points at home.  Three of their last five in that role have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Philadelphia has had the better of this head to head series.  Consider that the Eagles have won and covered their last three meetings against the Bears.  Just one of the last four between these teams have gone under the total.  Additionally, at Soldier Field the Eagles have come away with the money in five of their last eight meetings.  Just two of the last six games in this series at Soldier Field went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

More important of all in this NFL bets matchup is the Bears defense.  Accordingly, it is built perfectly for this situation.  To illuminate a cold weather playoff game at Soldier Field with the best defense in the NFL is ultimate advantage.

Eagles vs. Bears NFL Bets

In sum the Bears should cover with just enough offense and all of that defense!

Eagles vs. Bears NFL Bets Pick: Chicago Bears

Eagles vs. Bears NFL Bets Score Prediction:  Bears 20, Eagles 14

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