Chicago Bears vs Washington Commanders – Picks & Predictions

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Chicago Bears vs Washington Commanders – Picks & Predictions

Author: Erik Gibbs | Publish Date: October 3, 2023 | Last Updated: October 3, 2023

Week 5 of the NFL regular season kicks off in prime time on Thursday night as the Chicago Bears seek their first win against the Washington Commanders at FedEx Field in Landover. The Bears had a chance to get into the win column last Sunday against the Denver Broncos but blew a 21-point third-quarter lead on their way to a 31-28 defeat.

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Head-To-Head: Bears vs. Commanders

The Bears and Commanders have faced each other 52 times in the regular and postseason, with Washington leading the series 27-24-1. The Commanders have won 12 of the previous 15 matchups against the Bears since 1987 and seven straight games before the Bears won their 2019 matchup 31-15. Last season’s meeting saw Washington take a 12-7 victory in Chicago.         

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Bears vs. Commanders Odds

Washington is favored by 6.5 points at home, with moneyline odds of -290. Those betting on Chicago to get their first win of the season can get a decent payout of +235 odds on the moneyline. The Over/Under for this matchup is 44 points, with a wager on the Under paying better odds of -108 than the Over, currently at -112 odds.

Betting Tips for Bears vs. Commanders

The Commanders have beaten the spread twice in their first four games and shouldn’t have a problem doing it against the Bears at home. They’ve also gone over the total in 50% of their games this season. Washington’s offense should feast on a Chicago secondary ranked 29th in the league with 268 passing yards allowed per game. 

After opening at -1, the spread was moved in Washington’s favor to -6.5 following their overtime loss on the road to Philadelphia. However, they’re still expected to easily cover this week against Chicago. Taking the over 44 points is also a safe bet, as the Bears have gone over in all four of their contests. These teams also rank 29th and 31st in the NFL in points allowed this season.

Bears vs. Commanders Predictions

The Bears have had major issues on both sides of the ball this season. QB Justin Fields struggled in the first three games before throwing for over 300 yards and four touchdowns against the Denver Broncos. However, Washington and QB Sam Howell should have a lot of success moving the ball against Chicago's defense and come away with a convincing victory.

Prediction: Washington -6.5

Erik Gibbs

Erik is a dynamic and seasoned journalist with a passion for all things sports and sports betting. With a career spanning over two decades, he has become a prominent figure in the world of sports journalism, admired for his insightful analysis and engaging storytelling.