Eagles vs Bears Odds, Spread, Preview: NFL Week 15 Predictions

Eagles vs Bears matchup preview and current betting lines

The Philadelphia Eagles have been the best team in the National Football League by a very long stretch this season. Their near-perfect offseason and Howie Roseman’s masterclass continue to pay off, as this team is stacked, motivated, and it doesn’t seem like any other team in the league could slow them down but them.

That’s terrible news for a Chicago Bears team that has dropped 10 out of 13 games and is already eliminated from playoff contention. They should be thinking ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft and not try to win games at this point in the season, as it wouldn’t be beneficial.

Even so, the Chicago Bears claim that they’re still taking pride in fighting hard and trying to compete week in and week out, with Justin Fields taking a big step forward in his second year in the league. Fortunately for them, they might even have a shot to prove their worth this week.

The Eagles are likely to rest their starters at some point in the second half of the game, as they have a more important game on deck next season. So, maybe, lesser competition is just what the Bears need to finally look good after a tough campaign.

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Players to watch:

Jalen Hurts: It remains to be seen if Nick Sirianni will keep his starters in the game for the whole game after clinching a spot in the postseason. They want the best record in the league, but they may not even need MVP candidate Jalen Hurts out there to get it.

Justin Fields: Justin Fields looked like the best quarterback in his class for most of the season. However, he failed to deliver when it mattered the most, especially in the clutch. So, even with the season already over, the Bears should continue to give him reps in real-game situations to fix those woes.

Week 15 Predictions: NFL Bet of the week on Eagles vs Bears

Bears +9.5

The opening Eagles vs Bears spread has the Chicago Bears as 9.5-point underdogs for this game. Nonetheless, bettors should be wary of laying that much chalk with the Philadelphia Eagles, regardless of how different their records are.

The Eagles have a huge game on deck with the Dallas Cowboys next week, so they might overlook the Bears in a meaningless road game that would give them nothing but bragging rights and another win to get the best record in the NFL.

Nick Sirianni’s team has already clinched a spot in the playoffs and is almost a lock to secure home-field advantage throughout the postseason. So, why risk an injury against an eliminated team in a hostile environment with inclement weather?

The Chicago Bears have no business trying to win this game. In fact, if they smart, they’ll blow a lead late in the matchup just to keep improving their chances of landing a top-2 pick in the Draft. But this game shouldn’t be a blowout by any means.

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Under 48.5

The opening Eagles vs Bears odds have this game total sitting at a whopping 48.5 points. That would make sense if we were talking about a game early in the season, as the Philadelphia Eagles would be ruthless and never take their foot off the gas.

But with Sirianni likely pulling his starters at some point in the second half and with inclement weather likely to take Soldier Field by storm, we just don’t feel comfortable riding the over in this matchup. Also, it’s not like the Bears are an offensive-oriented team.

Justin Fields has barely been allowed to sling the football down the field, and it’s evident that he’s much more efficient scrambling and running than trying to hit his receivers in stride. That tactic isn’t likely to change at this point in the season.

On the other hand, the Philadelphia Eagles have a strong and deep running back committee to take a run-heavy approach in this game and just go through the motions. They’ll want to keep the clock running and leave the Windy City as soon as possible to get ready to face the Cowboys.

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