NFL betting odds improvement is also apparent in Chicago as the Bears lead the NFC North but have also been inconsistent with the NFL betting lines.
FOX will telecast the important NFC matchup of the Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears that is set to begin at 1 PM Eastern. Chicago opened at Sports-Gambling as a 3 point favorite and with a total of 40.
Washington has a NFL football gambling record of 3-3 straight up and 3-2-1 against the spread. The Redskins are coming off a frustrating 27-24 Sunday Night Football home loss to the Indianapolis Colts that was a push on the board.
First year coach Mike Shanahan has definitely made a mark and the Skins are playing with far more polish and professionalism. Washington has a bend but don’t break defense that ranks dead last for yards allowed but 14th for points permitted.
Quarterback Donovan McNabb has been up and down with a 78.8 QB rating and a 5/5 touchdown/interception ratio.
Chicago has a betting on NFL football record of 4-2 straight up and 3-3 against the spread with 4 of their games going under the total. The Bears are coming off a 23-20 home loss to Seattle which was their second loss in three games. The Bears defense is the bedrock of the team and ranks 3rd for points allowed.
After a solid start the offense has slipped to 29th in the NFL although quarterback Jay Cutler continues to show improvement with a 93.2 QB rating and 6/3 TD/INT ratio. Johnny Knox leads the Bears in receiving and is averaging 21.8 yards per catch.
Washington has paid out in 6 out of their last 8 games that follow a straight up loss. Chicago on the other hand is 2-6 with the NFL betting odds after a straight up loss.
The Redskins have gone over the total in 8 out of their last 11 following a straight up loss while Chicago has gone under the total in 12 out of their last 14 following a straight up loss. Washington has paid out in 6 out of the last 8 meetings in this head to head series and the road team has covered 4 of the last 5 in this matchup.