EAGLES-BEARS BETS: WHY THE 48 1/2-UNDER IS THE WAY TO GO

By Skip Charles in Vegas

The Eagles are a 9-point fave tomorrow in Chicago.

But rather than bet the Birds or Bears, Yahoo’s Mark Drumheller has a better idea:

Eagles at Chicago Bears (Under 48.5)

When they zig, we zag.

We bet the Eagles over the total last week against the Giants, and now we are playing back on the under despite them playing another struggling defense.

In the last three weeks, the Eagles are 3-0 to the over while averaging 41 points.

But, here’s why I think we could be in for a letdown from the NFL’s most high-powered offense.

Philly overs have been close to automatic at home (6-1) but only 3-3 on the road. Last week’s offensive explosion at MetLife Stadium was impressive but not the norm.

The Eagles offense has thrown up some clunkers away from home (Arizona, Indianapolis), and this will be the first time they are playing consecutive road games this season.

Bank on windy conditions (15 mph) and the clock to keep running as both coaches lean on their rushing attack more than usual.

Philadelphia has only closed with a total this high three other times this season, and this will be the first time since Week 5. Only one of those three games went over.

So let’s take advantage of the inflated number.

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