The Philadelphia Eagles head to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears for a Sunday afternoon NFC football matchup.
These two teams are seemingly trending in opposite directions, with the Eagles on a four-game winning streak while the Bears have dropped six straight contests. The Eagles clinched a spot in the playoffs last week with a win over the Giants 48-22, while the Bears were eliminated from playoff contention while on their bye week.
Can the Bears overcome a strong Eagles offense? Or will the Eagles continue to fly their way into the number one overall seed in the NFC playoffs? Let’s take a look at the best NFL Betting picks for this matchup.
NFL Week 15 Betting Analysis for Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago
Eagles Clinch Playoff Spot, Hope to Capture #1 Seed in the NFC
Philadelphia has been the most consistent football team on both sides of the ball. Over their last three games, the offense has scored an average of 41 points, while their defense has the most takeaways (24) in the NFL.
Jalen Hurts has been playing at an MVP-caliber level. The second-year pro has contributed to the Eagles’ game-winning streak with 11 total touchdowns (Eight passing, three rushing) without turning the ball over. Overall, Nick Sciriani’s offensive unit is averaging a third-best 392 yards per game and a league-leading 29.7 points per contest.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Eagles have had the most impactful unit in the league. The Eagles enter this matchup with the most takeaways (24), including a league-high 15 interceptions. More impressively, they also lead the league in sacks with 49.
Bears Look to Break Six-Game Losing Skid
In order to prepare for their final four games to finish the 2022 season, the Chicago Bears had a much-needed bye week. Before the bye week, Chicago was declared out of playoff contention; therefore, the only thing left on the table is the right to participate in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Bears come into this matchup having dropped their last six games and own the last-place spot in the NFC east with a 3-10 record. The defense has been the most disappointing part of this team, as Chicago’s unit is surrendering a whopping 25.6 points per game.
While the defense has cost the Bears some games this year, the offensive unit has taken a massive step forward under new head coach Matt Eberflus. Chicago’s offensive unit is averaging an impressive 20.8 points per game, including a league-leading 189.2 rushing yards per game.
Betting Odds and Lines
According to Mybookie, the Philadelphia Eagles are currently a -9 point spread (-110) favorite for this matchup. In terms of the moneyline, the Eagles are -400 to get the win on the road, while the Chicago Bears are +325 home underdogs to pick up the win. When it comes to the total, the Over/Under has been set at 48.5 points (-110).
Free Betting Pick
This doesn’t look good for the Chicago Bears. The Eagles continue to step on the gas pedal, and they have blown out their last three opponents while averaging 41 points per game. Additionally, the Eagles have covered the spread in their last three contests while fighting for the number one overall seed in the NFC playoffs.
The Bears will want to lose this matchup to continue their pace for a high draft pick in the 2023 NFL draft. The Bears have failed to cover in each of their last four games and five out of their last six.
In addition to the Eagles being undefeated on the road this year, Philadelphia has also covered the spread in each of their last five matchups against the Bears.
NFL Betting Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -9 (-110)