Chicago Bears vs Washington Commanders 10/5/2023 – Chicago Bears vs Washington Commanders 10/5/2023 – Football fans, get ready for an action-packed Thursday night matchup as the Chicago Bears (0-4) face the Washington Commanders (2-2) on October 5, 2023, at FedExField. Oddsmakers favor Washington Commanders by one touchdown or less with oddsmakers favoring them by six points; over/under for this contest is set at 45.5 points. Let’s examine recent NFL betting sites insights and trends of both teams ahead of this contest.
Chicago Bears vs Washington Commanders 10/5/2023 Game Info
|When:||Thursday, October 5, 2023|
|Time:||8:15 PM ET|
|Where:||FedExField in Landover, Maryland|
Matt Eberflus vs Ron Rivera
The Chicago Bears have experienced a difficult season so far, suffering four consecutive defeats prior to this game against Washington Commanders. Yet they remain hopeful, with oddsmakers assigning them as underdogs with a +6 point spread, suggesting it will likely be a close contest. The total points set for this game is 45.
Brian Robinson Jr. has been an outstanding running back for the Bears this season. Averaging an impressive 4.3 yards per attempt and amassing 261 rushing yards. Additionally, Robinson scored three rushing touchdowns this year, seven targets, five catches, 55 receiving yards, and one air touchdown.
Sam Howell, leading the Bears offense and ranking 10th overall among NFL passers, has amassed 961 yards through 961 throws – good enough for 10th in terms of completion rate at 67.1% – connecting for four touchdown passes while also throwing five interceptions; his completion rate stands at 67.1 per game while averaging 240.3 passing yards per game on average. In addition, Howell has contributed with 82 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown on an average of 20.5 per game as part of their running attack.
Key Players and Stats to Watch for in the Washington Commanders’ 2023 Season
Terry McLaurin has led the receiver corps with 21 receptions for 212 yards on 26 targets this season and one touchdown catch, averaging 5.3 catches and 53.0 yards per game on average. Curtis Samuel is another key target averaging 4.3 receptions and 44.5 yards per game but has not recorded one yet this season.
Kamren Curl has been an unstoppable force on defense this year with 37 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss (TFL), and one sack. Montez Sweat leads his team with 3.0 sacks as well as four TFLs, 12 tackles, 12 sacks, and four pass defenses in 2023. Cody Barton contributed 36 tackles while Jamin Davis had 26 total tackles plus 2.0 TFL one sack and one pass defense.
NFL Betting Pick Washington Commanders -6
On the other hand, Washington Commanders have had an even season with a 2-2 record, entering this game as favorites with a -6 point spread and an over/under set at 45 points.
Justin Fields leads the Bears in passing, having amassed 861 yards this season with seven touchdowns to rank sixth in the NFL. Fields boast an imposing completion rate of 64.2% while averaging 215.3 passing yards per game at an impressive average completion rate of 7.0% per attempt – not to mention adding 134 rushing yards and one touchdown for good measure; his averages 33.5 per game and 4.8 yards per attempt when on foot!
D.J. Moore has emerged as one of Fields’ primary targets on offense, recording 19 catches for 301 yards and finding the end zone twice. Khalil Herbert leads the Bears with 196 rushing yards but has yet to score one rushing touchdown; he averages 49.0 yards per game on the ground with 4.8 yards per attempt and also made 10 receptions totaling 83 receiving yards and one reception touchdown.
Cole Kmet has proven a popular target for Fields, being targeted 24 times and yielding 18 catches for 189 yards.
T.J. Edwards has been an impressive defensive presence for the Bears this season, amassing 50 tackles and 2.0 TFL in four games to lead their efforts defensively and rank second overall among NFL tacklers. Tremaine Edmunds contributed 39 tackles with 3.0 TFL while Jaquan Brisker managed 24. Additionally, Terell Smith registered 15 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, and two passes defended.
Chicago Bears Betting Trends
Chicago are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chicago’s last 15 games.
Chicago are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
Chicago are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against Washington.
Bears is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against Washington.
Chicago are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington.
Chicago are 0-13 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference East division.
Chicago are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games played in October.
Washington Commanders Betting Trends
Washington are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington’s last 19 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against Chicago.
Total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago.
Washington is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Washington is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference North division.
Commanders is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in October.
Washington are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games played in week 5.
Chicago Bears vs Washington Commanders Betting Pick
As the Chicago Bears attempt to snap their four-game losing streak against the Washington Commanders, they face an uphill struggle against an opponent with odds favoring Washington -6 and an over/under of 45 points – this should make for a compelling matchup! Players such as Sam Howell, Brian Robinson Jr., Justin Fields, and D.J Moore will play key roles in deciding the outcome. Both teams should bring their A game Thursday night at FedExField as this promises to deliver some high-attack action that football fans shouldn’t miss! Mark October 5th on your calendar as this matchup promises great gridiron action. The Washington Commanders are predicted to win this game against the Bears with the NFL spread betting odds on their side, which you can check out on legal betting websites.