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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears NFC Wild Card Betting Picks

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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears Betting Picks

This Sunday’s NFL online betting playoff action will conclude with an enticing Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears NFC Wild Card matchup. The Eagles managed to sneak into the playoffs at the last minute thanks to some Nick Foles magic once again. Now Philadelphia is feeling a familiar electricity as the city anticipates another playoff run. The Bears on the other hand, are ecstatic to have made the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Now Chicago is ready to continue their season long dominance against a backup quarterback. So what kind of turnout are the NFL legal betting odds predicting?

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears – Sunday, January 6th   

When: 4:40 pm ET

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NFL Game Pass

NFL Online Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Eagles +6½ (-105) 41 (-105)   +223
Bears -6½ (-115) 41 (-115) -270
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Philadelphia Eagles        

The Eagles turned in a 9-7 record this season that saw them finish 2nd in the NFC East behind the Dallas Cowboys. All in all it was an up and down season for Philly that saw plenty of hardships. However, Philly managed to post a 5-1 record in their final 6 games of the season that allowed them to lock up a Wild Card berth. Now the franchise is hoping that Foles can pull off the kind of magic he did last season. Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that Foles might have his hands full this upcoming weekend. After all, the Bears enter the playoffs with the No. 1 defense in the NFL and the 9th best scoring offense. For comparison, Philly finished the season 18th in scoring and 12th in points allowed. If those numbers pan out this weekend, Philly will watch the rest of the playoffs from their home.

Players to Watch: Nick Foles (1,413 passing yards, 21 TD, 7 INT), Josh Adams (511 rushing yards, 3 TD, 1 F), and Zach Ertz (1,163 receiving yards, 8 TD, 116 REC).

Chicago Bears 

The Bears turned in a 12-4 record this season to finish No. 1 in the NFC North. It had been quite a bit since Chicago managed to make the playoffs. But with a young quarterback on a rookie deal, the Bears have been able to rebuild their team quite a bit. This shows more so on their defense, which was one of the most exciting units to watch this season. At the end of the day it was the acquisition of Khalil Mack that allowed the Bears to deliver this stout defensive outing.

Players to Watch: Mitchell Trubisky (3,223 passing yards, 70 TD, 12 INT), Jordan Howard (935 rushing yards, 9 TD, 2 F), and Allen Robinson (754 receiving yards, 4 TD, 55 REC).

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 16 of Philadelphia’s last 24 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears matchup? All in all the Bears look like the best pick here. They’re more talented than the Eagles and should be more confident since they’re playing at home. Albeit the Eagles might have more playoff experience than the Bears. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 28-20 Chicago.