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Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears - 01/06/2019 NFL - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears
Date & Time Sunday January 6, 2019, 4:40 PM (EST)
Location
Soldier Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Chicago Bears -6.5 — Over/Under: 41.5
TV Channel
NBC
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The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears meet Sunday in the NFL NFC Wild Card at Soldier Field.

The Philadelphia Eagles have won five of their last six games and have a chance to defend their Super Bowl crown. The Philadelphia Eagles have won four of their last six non-home games. Nick Foles is completing 72.3 percent of his passes for 1,413 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Foles has a combined six touchdown passes in his last two games. Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery have combined for 2,006 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Nelson Agholor has 64 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 98.1 yards per contest, and Josh Adams leads the way with 511 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 21.8 points and 366.2 yards per game. Malcolm Jenkins leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 97 tackles, Fletcher Cox has 10.5 sacks and Rasul Douglas has three interceptions.

The Chicago Bears are riding a four-game winning streak and are in the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season. The Chicago Bears have won each of their last five home games. Mitchell Trubisky is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 2,323 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Trubisky has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 11 games. Allen Robinson and Tarik Cohen have combined for 1,479 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Taylor Gabriel has 67 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 121.1 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 935 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 17.7 points and 299.7 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 122 tackles, Khalil Mack has 12.5 sacks and Kyle Fuller has seven interceptions.

The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in January, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 playoff road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC, 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The underdog is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Bears last 4 games overall. The over is 35-17 in Eagles last 52 road games.

The Philadelphia Eagles have won 13 of their last 15 games with Foles at quarterback, and they're winning by an average of 11 points during their three-game winning streak. The Chicago Bears have allowed no more than 17 points in five of their last six games and eight of their last 10 wins have been decided by seven or more points. The Philadelphia Eagles have split their last eight games ATS when an underdog of at least five points. The Chicago Bears have covered each of their last four games when a favorite of at least five points. It's not easy to walk away from points with the Eagles when Foles is at QB, as this team finds ways to win whenever he's under center. The problem is that the Chicago Bears are scary good with a defense that allows nothing easy and is sure to send lots of pressure when they know Foles is battling a ribs injury. The Eagles haven't faced a defense this good and will likely fold like many teams have before them. 

Pick:
Chicago Bears -6.5

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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