Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Predictions & Betting Tips 07-01-2019
The Chicago Bears head into their first NFL playoff in eight years as the league’s form team. All that will count for nothing if they can’t get over the defending NFL champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, in their NFC wildcard playoff match this Monday, 8:40 a.m. AEST.
Bears the top NFL Wildcard
Chicago are highest in NFL title betting of the eight teams participating in this weekend’s wildcard games. There’s good reason for that, given the Bears have won nine of their last 10, conceding just 14.9 points per game during that streak.
Philadelphia have been a shadow of the team that defeated the New England Patriots in last year’s Super Bowl, but they’ve sprung back to life with three wins from their last four. That streak included an upset 30-23 win at the LA Rams, which ultimately cost the Rams the NFC top seed.
Philly are underdogs against the Bears for good reason. Having said that, we feel the bookies have gotten carried away with the differences between these teams. There’s good value to be found here, especially at PointsBet, who are paying 3.02 for an Eagles win.
Bears-Eagles Betting Specials
The Eagles trounced Chicago 31-3 when these sides last met in November 2017. Of course, the Eagles were on their way to winning the championship while Chicago were a much worse team than they are now. Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles has recovered from a rib injury and will start ahead of Super Bowl-winning QB Carson Wentz. The question is: can he and the Eagles overcome the Bears’ defence? The odds suggest this will be a low-scoring game, with Unibet paying 1.73 for four touchdowns or less.
Chicago have scored the first touchdown in each of their last four games and then strangled their opponents until the final whistle. If they win, it’s likely they’ll lead at every quarter, for which bet365 is offering 2.80.