NFL betting odds excitement is growing in Chicago as well as the Bears are tied for first place in the NFC North as they are a much improved commodity with the NFL betting lines.
The Chicago Bears will host the Philadelphia Eagles in what could very well be a NFC playoff preview. The Eagles opened as 3 point road favorite with an over/under of 42. FOX will handle the telecast.
Since this is an intra-conference matchup that makes the win and loss twice as important for any future potential tie breakers, seeding, and home field advantage.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a record of 7-3 straight up and 5-5 with the football betting odds as 6 of their games have gone over the total. The Eagles are coming off a 27-17 home win over the New York Giants as they took over sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
The Eagles offense is one of the best in the NFL as it ranks 2nd overall for points scored while the defense ranks 9th overall. Michael Vick has emerged as an All Pro candidate at quarterback with a 108.7 rating and an 11/0 touchdown/interception ratio.
LeSean McCoy has rushed for 726 yards and a 5.0 yards per carry average to complete the offense. The Eagles are riding a 3 game winning streak.
The Chicago Bears have a record of 7-3 straight up and 5-4-1 with the football betting lines as 8 of their games have gone under the total. The Bears are coming off a 16-0 win at Miami which kept them tied with Green Bay for first place in the NFC North.
Chicago ranks best in the NFL for points allowed on defense while the offense ranks 25th for scoring. Quarterback Jay Cutler has a QB rating of 84.2 with a 12/10 TD/INT ratio as he continues to suffer from the inconsistency that has plagued him the past 3 seasons. Johnny Knox has emerged as a breakaway threat with 18.2 yards per catch.
The dog has covered 6 of the last 8 with the NFL betting odds in this head to head series with 4 of the last 5 matchups between these teams going under the total.