Commanders vs Bears odds and prediction for Thursday Night Football
By Jerry Trotta
Currently riding a four-game losing streak, the Washington Commanders will take their talents to primetime for a matchup against the 2-3 Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. Before either team took the field on Sunday, they found themselves at the brunt of jokes from football fans.
Of course, fans hate-watched Broncos-Colts last Thursday.
In looking ahead to next (this) week’s primetime clash, the Commanders and Bears did little to inspire confidence that fans would be treated to a better game. The jokes are all in good fun, but come on — can anything be worse 21 total points, zero touchdowns, four turnovers and 15 combined penalties?
While Washington and Chicago are two of the NFL’s worst teams, they should at least provide some fireworks, even if it’s not great football.
More importantly, though, the Commanders and Ron Rivera desperately need a win after the head coach found himself in the crosshairs of NFL Twitter and the national media after he attributed the team’s shortcomings on the QB position.
Let’s check out the odds for Thursday night.
Commanders vs Bears Odds for Week 6
The Commanders are a +1.5 road underdog for Thursday. They have -102 odds to cover the number and are +102 (bet $100 to win $102) to win outright on the moneyline, according to FanDuel’s latest odds. Conversely, the Bears are -110 to cover and have -120 odds to win outright at Soldier Field. The over/under checks in at a measly 38.5 points. The over has -108 odds, while the under sits at -112.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
Commanders vs Bears Prediction for Week 6
The Bears are an odd matchup for the Commanders. While Chicago’s pass defense ranks ninth, they just allowed Vikings star Justin Jefferson to run rampant to the tune of 12 catches for 154 yards in Sunday’s loss to Minnesota.
On the flip side, though, Matt Eberflus’ defense ranks 31st against the run at 170.0 yards per game. This could be a grind-it-out game that’s determined by which team has the superior rushing attack. If there’s one thing consistent about the Bears’ offense, it’s that they love pounding the rock, as quarterback Justin Fields has just two games with more than 20 pass attempts.
For all of their passing struggles, Chicago has a dynamic backfield in David Montgomery, who’s just returning from injury, and Khalil Herbert. If the Commanders can limit their impact and force Fields to beat them, well, you’ve found your recipe for success. Of course, that’s easier said than done as Washington just allowed Derrick Henry to gallop for 102 yards and two touchdowns in Week 5.
This is honestly a pick ’em. We like to think Washington has more talent, so we’re riding with the Commanders … mostly out of desperation.
Commanders 20, Bears 17.