Washington Commanders (2-3) enter Week 6 of the NFL regular season as favourites against Chicago Bears (1-4) when the two teams clash at the Soldier Field on Friday. A tally of two wins from five games leaves the Chicago Bears with a divisional ranking of third in the NFC North, while the Washington Commanders are fourth in the NFC East after collecting one victory out of a possible five. It has the look of a very tight game, when the Chicago Bears welcome the Washington Commanders at the Soldier Field with seemingly little to separate the teams. The home side might just have the psychological edge, though, having won 15-31 in their last game against the Washington Commanders.
Form Chicago Bears
The Washington Commanders need a turn around, and they need it quickly, with their 17-21 defeat last week against the Tennessee Titans bringing their losing streak to four games now. Their record for the previous 10 games reads 2-8.
Scoring clearly isn’t where the Chicago Bears’ A-game lies. The offense has only put 17.2 points on board, which is one of the league’s worst points averages. Surrendering 21.2 points per game leaves the Chicago Bears’ defense around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league’s defensive units.
Form Washington Commanders
The Washington Commanders lost their last match 17-21 against the Tennessee Titans, which extended their losing streak to four matches. Their record for the last 10 games is 2-8.
The Washington Commanders bring an offense that has struggled to click into gear this season, putting up just 18.0 points per game. A below-average defense isn’t what any traveling team wants to hear, but that’s how it is for the Washington Commanders. The visitors have allowed a nerve-wracking 25.6 points per game this year.
Washington Commanders enter this new NFL season as massive outsiders, and could be in for another year of disappointment. Reaching the play-offs would be a big surprise for a team, which finished the regular season last year with a dismal 7-10 record.
The Chicago Bears won 31-15 against the Washington Commanders in their most recent encounter, which they played out at the FedEx Field. Chicago Bears came away with two wins from their past five games with the Washington Commanders, while the overall record from five encounters reads 2-3.
The Chicago Bears managed an average of 21.4 a game in their ten most recent outings against the Washington Commanders, who scored an average of 23.4 points.
The Chicago Bears (2.00) have won four of the last five home matches and look like the sound choice on the moneyline against a Washington Commanders side, which has slipped to defeat in four of its last five road trips. The Chicago Bears are at home, but the Washington Commanders have had their number at the Soldier Field of late. The visitors have won the last two rounds away to the Chicago Bears and we see no reason why they can’t win again on Friday.
The Washington Commanders open as the -1.0 point road favorites over the Chicago Bears. Given how closely the oddsmakers have placed the spread, we could be in for a real even-stevens encounter here. A one-score game anyhow seems to be where the smart money lies, as the last five rounds between the Chicago Bears and the Washington Commanders produced an average winning margin of 9.0 points.
Taking a plunge on the Chicago Bears to cover the spread paid off beautifully in their last two home matches, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see them cover it again on Friday. However, as the Chicago Bears have only covered the spread in half of their past 10 home rounds, perhaps they’re a bit 50/50. They are also 6-4 ATS in the last 10 overall.
Siding with the Washington Commanders on the spread seems to be a red flag at the moment, as they’ve failed to cover the spread in their last four matches. Take the Chicago Bears instead. The Washington Commanders are 3-7 ATS on the road and 4-6 ATS overall in their last 10 games.
Judging by their last ten games against each other, we should expect the total to land somewhere in the lower 40’s, when the Chicago Bears play the Washington Commanders. The two sides averaged 44.8 points in these.
The spread has been a bit of a hit-or-miss in the last ten meetings between these teams. They only covered it five times overall.
Chicago Bears saw four of their previous five games at the Soldier Field going under. Meanwhile, the total has only gone over in three of the last 10 home games for the Chicago Bears. They are 4-6 in the last 10 games, whether home or away, when it comes to total points scored.
In the last three matches Washington Commanders played, the total score went under. Meanwhile, the total has only gone over in four of the last 10 away games for the Washington Commanders. They are 3-7 in the last 10 games, whether home or away, when it comes to total points scored.