Somehow, the Chicago Bears have lost their past 10 games against NFC East foes. However, Mybookie oddsmakers think that might change in the Monday night game as Chicago is a road NFL betting favorite at a bad Washington Redskins team.
How to Bet Bears vs Redskins 2019 NFL Week 3 Odds & Game Info
- When: Monday, 8:15 PM ET
- Where: FedEx Field
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 3 Odds: Chicago Bears -4 (Total 41)
Back in 2015 when the Bears were awful, they lost 24-21 at home to Washington. Here, the Redskins will attempt to push their all-time home record against the Bears at 14-12-1, including postseason play.
The Redskins are currently riding a seven-game winning streak against the Bears, including a 45-21 victory in the teams’ last meeting on Dec. 24, 2016. The seven-game unbeaten run is the Redskins’ longest active streak against any opponent. The Skins have won three straight home games against Chicago.
- Partly Cloudy: 14°C/58°F
- Humidity: 72%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Cloud Cover: 31%
- Wind: 7 mph NW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet on Chicago?
The Bears were very fortunate to win last week in Denver, 16-14. The Broncos scored a late TD and two-point conversion and thought they had won and that time had expired when cornerback Chris Harris Jr. tackled Allen Robinson after he hauled in a 25-yard pass on fourth-and-15 from Trubisky at the Denver 35. However, referee Adrian Hill announced there was 1 second remaining and Chicago was using its last timeout. Then Eddy Pineiro kicked the winning 53-yard field goal. Pineiro, who turned 24 last Thursday, is 4-for-4 on field goals after two weeks, including three makes against the Broncos (40, 52, 53). Of course, a kicker is why the Bears lost in the playoffs last year.
Mitchell Trubisky completed 16-of-27 passes for 120 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday’s win. The third-year signal-caller averaged a meager 4.4 yards per attempt and is last in the NFL in yards per attempt and second-to-last in rating. Rookie RB David Montgomery racked up 62 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Denver.
Since 1990, only 12.6% of the total teams to start a season 0-2 made the playoffs. That would have been a worst-case scenario for the Bears, who fancied themselves Super Bowl contenders after going 12-4 and winning the NFC North in coach Matt Nagy’s first season in 2018.
The Bears hope to increase tight end Trey Burton’s (groin) workload on Monday. Burton played 26 snaps (43%) in Chicago’s win over Denver after being inactive Week 1. “It’s the fact of him just getting into game shape,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said.Bears defensive tackle Bilal Nichols is week to week with a broken hand. Nichols has been ruled out for Week 3. Coach Matt Nagy doesn’t believe Nichols will be placed on the injured reserve.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 19.90
- Rush Yards: 103.70
- Pass Attempts: 36.20
- Completion Percentage: 57.73
- Passing Yards: 227.20
- Total Yards: 330.9
- Turnovers: 2.60
Why Bet on Washington?
The Redskins look awful at 0-2 and lost 31-21 at home to Dallas last week. Case Keenum completed 26-of-37 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Keenum struggled immensely to make reads against pressure, even missing rookie Terry McLaurin running wide open downfield. Keenum has held up well through two weeks (56-of-82 for 601 yards and five scores). Rookie Dwayne Haskins is going to take over soon, though.
Adrian Peterson recorded his 107th career rushing touchdown in the loss, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (106 rushing touchdowns) for the fifth-most rushing touchdowns in NFL history. McLaurin has been a bright spot so far with 10 catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He has been open deep on other plays that could have — or should have — resulted in touchdowns.
Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (left knee) did not practice, but fellow corner Fabian Moreau (ankle) did. The Redskins need one of the two healthy, with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie now on injured reserve. Jay Gruden said Moreau is closer to returning than Dunbar. Tight end Jordan Reed has missed the first two games because of a concussion, but he did practice some this week.
The game will be the Redskins’ 72nd appearance on Monday Night Football since the introduction of the broadcast package in 1970. Entering 2019, the Redskins’ 72 previous appearances on the program are ranked fifth-most of any franchise. The Redskins will attempt to snap a six-game losing streak on Monday Night Football and earn their first victory on the program since a 20-17 overtime victory against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 27, 2014.
The Redskins are 26-23-1 all-time against the Bears, including postseason play.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 26.00
- Rush Yards: 134.70
- Pass Attempts: 30.70
- Completion Percentage: 58.96
- Passing Yards: 224.60
- Total Yards: 359.3
- Turnovers: 1.40
Bears vs Redskins 2019 NFL Week 3 Betting Trends
- Redskins are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chicago
- Redskins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the NFC conference
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games against an opponent in the NFC North division
- Bears are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
- Bears are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Washington
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games played in September
Expert Final Score Prediction for Bears vs Redskins
Chicago Bears 23 – Washington Redskins 13