Found November 01, 2011 on Odds Shark NFL Previews:
Nov 7, 8:30 PM | Grass of Lincoln Financial Field Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles Odds 4-3TEAM RECORD3-4 Philadelphia has begun looking like the team oddsmakers thought they were coming out of training camp, with back-to-back victories against division foes. They get a Monday Night Football challenge from the Chicago Bears, a team that has covered the spread four of their past five visits to Philly. The Bears come off their bye week, a situation that has seen them play UNDER 5 of the past 7 seasons. Philly's offense hammered Dallas but their defense improved as well, which could contribute to a continued UNDER trend for the Bears (9-2 past 11 November road games). The under is also 8-2 past 10 Bears road games and 15-5 the past 20 Chicago games as an NFL underdog. The Eagles meanwhile have struggled against the NFC North going 0-5 ATS. Also of note, when these NFC rivals meet, the road team often wins (6 of past 8 meetings). The Bears have been tough on MNF, goi...

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