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Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins - 9/23/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears
Date & Time Monday September 23, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Location
FedEx Field
Washington
The Line
The Line: Washington Redskins +4 -- Over/Under: 41
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins meet Monday in NFL action at FedEx Field.

The Chicago Bears look for another road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Chicago Bears have won five of their last six road games. Mitchell Trubisky is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 348 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Trubisky has zero touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Allen Robinson and Tarik Cohen have combined for 199 receiving yards on 21 catches while Taylor Gabriel has three receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 99.5 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 80 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 12 points and 292.5 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 18 tackles, Leonard Floyd has two sacks and Kyle Fuller has one interception.

The Washington Redskins need a win here to save their season and prevent a 0-3 start. The Washington Redskins lost their last five home games. Case Keenum is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 601 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Keenum has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Terry McLaurin and Chris Thompson have combined for 303 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Vernon Davis has seven receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 37.5 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 25 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Washington is allowing 31.5 points and 455 yards per game. Landon Collins leads the Washington Redskins with 19 tackles, Cassanova McKinzy has one sack and Montae Nicholson has one interception.

The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. NFC and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Redskins are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 Monday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC. The Bears are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Redskins last 5 home games. The under is 7-0 in Bears last 7 games overall.

The Chicago Bears have failed to cover seven of their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Washington Redskins have split their last 14 games ATS as a home underdog. The Bears are easily the better team in this spot and have the ability to run away with things if they had a quarterback who is a difference maker. The problem is the Bears don't get easy offense and Trubisky is often a non-factor through the air, keeping Chicago in tight games more times than not. The Washington Redskins don't have great numbers defensively, but they went up against two Super Bowl contenders, so this game should give us a better idea of where this team is at. You have to be impressed with how Keenum has played up to this point and a combination of Peterson and Derrius Guice in the backfield should eventually get going. I don't love this game at all, but I'd take the points with the Redskins at home, simply because I don't believe in the Bears offense. 

Pick:
Washington Redskins +4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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