Eagles vs. Bears Odds
The second week of the NFL season concludes tonight when the Chicago Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:30PM ET on Monday Night Football.
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Bears are the slim favorite at home in this game, as Chicago is getting odds of -3 points against the Eagles. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 42.5 points. The Bears have won and covered the spread in four of the last six meetings with the Eagles and these two have hit the over in their last three encounters.
The Bears opened the season with a 23-14 loss at Houston last week. Chicago struggled on offense in the contest, as the Bears were held to 258 total yards and were just 4 of 15 on 3rd down. Jay Cutler had 216 passing yards with a touchdown, but was sacked five times. The run game was held to 73 yards on 20 attempts as the loss of Matt Forte appeared to be a problem. The defense allowed 344 yards to Houston, but the concern is with injuries as cornerback Kyle Fuller is questionable to go tonight with a knee injury while linebacker Pernell McPhee is out until at least week 7 with a knee injury.
The Eagles started the season with a 29-10 win at home against the Browns last week. Carson Wentz had a pretty solid NFL debut for Philly, throwing for 278 yards and two touchdowns. He connected often with Jordan Matthews, who had seven catches for 114 yards. The run game produced 133 yards, but Ryan Mathews never really got going, being held to 77 yards on 22 carries. Defensively, Philadelphia held Cleveland to 288 total yards while picking up three sacks and a turnover. The Eagles have some injury concerns for tonight’s game as well, as tight end Zah Ertz is out with an injured collarbone. Ertz had six catches for 58 yards in last week’s win.