Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears - 12/5/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys (6-6) at Chicago Bears (6-6)
NFL Football: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:20 pm (Soldier Field)
The Line: Chicago Bears +3 -- Over/Under: 42.5
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The Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears meet in NFL action from Soldier Field on Thursday.
Dallas enters this one at 6-6 on the year. The Cowboys are just 1-3 in their last four games, beating the Lions but losing to the Vikings, Patriots and Bills in that stretch.
In the loss to the Bills, Dallas QB Dak Prescott posted 355 yards, two TDs and one INT. Ezekiel Elliott managed 71 rush yards and Amari Cooper had 85 yards on eight catches to lead the receivers.
Over on the Bears’ side, they’re 6-6 this year. Chicago is 3-1 over their last four games, falling to the Rams but beating the Lions, Giants and Lions again during that time.
In the most recent win over the Lions, Chicago QB Mitch Trubisky had 338 yards, three TDs and one INT. David Montgomery rushed for 75 yards and Anthony Miller had 140 yards on nine receptions.
Dallas is 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 on grass and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games. The Cowboys are 5-12-2 ATS in their last 19 in Week 14 and the over is 9-2 in their last 11 versus the NFC.
Meanwhile, the Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last four in December and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games. Chicago is 1-5 ATS in their last six versus the NFC and 1-5 ATS in their last six on grass.
Well, somebody has to win the NFC East, right? As bad as Dallas has played this year, they’re still in control of their own destiny as divisional champs, so the Cowboys have to start getting things right. Immediately.
Fortunately for Dallas, they’ve got a solid matchup here, as the Bears haven’t been able to gain any traction on offense. (Fun fact: the last time Chicago scored 30 points was back on September 23 against the Redskins.) I like the Cowboys to manage a cover here.