Week 6 of the NFL schedule kicks off with a Thursday Night Football clash between the Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears. Washington looks to snap a tough four-game losing stretch against a winnable opponent while the Bears will try to take advantage of one of the easier games on their schedule. Chicago is also a perfect 2-0 in home games thus far, while the Commanders are winless on the road.
Commanders vs Bears Odds
According to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, Washington is a slim -112 favorite on the moneyline (1-point spread) in a game with an over/under of 37.5.
What should NFL fans expect in this matchup, and where can bettors find value?
Commanders vs Bears Prediction and Best Bet
This game is going to come down to quarterback play. How will Carson Wentz respond after being very publicly called out by Ron Rivera and his coaching staff? Or is this game a potential breaking point for Washington's future at QB?
Despite his clear struggles, Wentz has been at the center of Washington's offense. This is a team that fails to utilize their run game and notched the fifth-fewest rushing yards across the NFL. Meanwhile, Wentz looks serviceable as long as he's not turning the ball over: something that's he done way too often in the short tenure with his new team. This includes 6 interceptions and 6 fumbles.
Chicago's defense is a unit that ranks top 10 in turnovers forced (8) and in the top half of the league in QB pressures. That's exactly what to expect in this matchup. A strong running game will win the game for either of these sides, and a costly turnover will prove the difference.
I can't imagine Wentz suddenly solves his ball security issues against a turnover-hungry Bears defense. Considering the two sides rank 26th (Commanders - 18.0 ppg) and 28th (Bears - 17.2 ppg) in offense, this will be an ugly TNF affair. I'll take Bears at +1 on the spread and the under 37.5 points. Chicago's ML holds steady at -104 odds, but if that number ends up with plus odds then I'm taking advantage of that opportunity as well.
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