Powered by:
as known from New York Timesas known from USA Todayas known from yahoo!
VA
Contains commercial content
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Betting Tips / NFL Week 5 Chicago vs Washington: Odds, Tips and Predictions 10/05/23.

NFL Week 5 Chicago vs Washington: Odds, Tips and Predictions 10/05/23.

Football Betting Tips Β· 10/05/2023 - 8:20 pm Β· Fed Ex Field

Publish Date: 10/05/2023
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

DraftKings
DraftKings
4.5/5
Prediction: Bet Washington to cover
  • Over/Under: Chicago vs Washington(44.5)
  • Spread: Washington -6
  • Pick: Bet Washington to cover
–
Go to DraftKings
T&Cs apply, 21+

Game preview Chicago vs Washington

The Bears have been an absolute mess on and off the field this season. Last week, Justin Fields turned in his best career performance as a passer, yet Chicago still found ways to lose to Denver. On Thursday night, they will try again to end their 14-game losing streak that dates back to last season.

Since starting undefeated, the Commanders have suffered two consecutive losses. Sam Howell has taken an alarming amount of sacks under pressure – yet this might not be a concern against Chicago.

Washington Commanders Can the Commanders get back on track

Sam Howell has faltered under pressure this season – ranking 34th out of 34 quarterbacks for EPA/play when under duress (out of 35 total QBs). However, When he has a clean pocket, his ranking jumps significantly to 20th.

Therefore, his rating increases from worst in the league to just below average when he has an uninterrupted pocket to throw from.

On Thursday night, Howell could enjoy an unencumbered pocket against the Bears, who have produced the second-lowest pressure rate this season. Their secondary lacks the talent to allow QBs as much time to throw, ranking 31st in DVOA against pass this year.

Howell recently had an impressive 290/1/0 game against the Eagles, and I believe he can replicate his success against the Bears here.

Once they gain an advantage, the Commanders may rely less heavily on running plays than last season; under new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s direction they have become far more pass-heavy (second in pass rate over expected).

Chicago Bears Can the Bears get it together

Last week, the Bears led Denver by 14 points heading into the fourth quarter before ultimately relinquishing it and losing by three points.

In recent memory, Justin Fields had one of his finest performances as a passer on Sunday when he completed 28 of 35 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns – much of which can be attributed to Chicago’s prized offseason acquisition, DJ Moore.

Fields has consistently targeted Moore at an increased rate – from 4% in Week 1, 18% in Week 2, 21% in Week 3, and 26% in Week 4. As a result, he posted an 8/131/1 line against Denver.

Sometimes, a new quarterback-wide receiver duo only takes a few games to find their footing. Already, they’ve connected on seven plays that resulted in 20+ yards, keeping in mind the Commanders have been vulnerable against deep ball attacks this season; Washington currently allows an average of 125 yards per game on passes 15+ yards downfield, which ranks second most allowed among teams.

The Commanders have also struggled to stop Fields and his dual-threat QB counterparts like Russell Wilson (56 rushing yards), Josh Allen (46) and Jalen Hurts (36) from picking up yards with their legs when necessary.

The Bears could regain their starting right guard, with Teven Jenkins having been designated to return. Whitehair, however, has struggled to block for run plays this season and allowed 11 pressures on 160 dropbacks so far this season.

Jenkins only allowed 12 pressures in 304 dropbacks and graded as one of the premier run blockers at his position, his return would be immense.

Β 

Our Betting Pick for Today – Bet the Commanders -6

The Bears are a mess and while Washington is not a great team they are better than the Bears. Look for Sam Howell to have an excellent game and lead the Commanders to a win and a cover/. Washington 31Β  Chicago 21.

Tip:
Washington to cover
Best Odd
-6
Brand
FanDuel
Max. Bonus
Bet Now
Read Also
Betting Tips
02/06/2024 - 8:00 pm
Ohio State
Tip:
Ohio State to Cover
-5.50
FanDuel
02/03/2024 - 6:30 pm
Carmichael
Tip:
North Carolina to Cover
-4.00
FanDuel
02/03/2024 - 6:00 pm
Hulman Center
Tip:
Indiana State to Cover
-5.50
FanDuel
Latest News
Top 10 One-Hit wonder seasons in Baseball History
This list is for players who had one ...
Top 10 Athletes past the age of 40 All Time: Where does Tom Brady rank?
Most great athletes retire when they reach their ...
2024 NFL Mock Draft 4.0
It's Mock Draft Monday! The NFL Draft is ...
Top 10 College Basketball programs to never win a National Championship
It's hard to win a National Championship, unless ...
Talented Devin Haney big favorite to defeat social media star Ryan Garcia
Is the Devin Haney – Ryan Garcia fight ...
Top Brands
Top Bonuses
Stake.us
Stake.us
Stake.us Review
4.7/5
McLuck
McLuck
McLuck Review
4.7/5
High5Casino
High5Casino
High5Casino Review
4.6/5
Sweeptastic
Sweeptastic
Sweeptastic Review
4.5/5
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Review
4.5/5
Sportzino
Sportzino
Sportzino Review
4.5/5
Vegas Gems
Vegas Gems
Vegas Gems Review
4.5/5
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Review
4.5/5
Funrize
Funrize
Funrize Review
4.4/5
Pulsz.com
Pulsz.com
Pulsz.com Review
4.4/5
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
$55 Stake Cash + 260K Gold Coins + 5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply
4.7/5
McLuck
McLuck Bonus
Up to 57.500 Gold Coins + 27.5 Free Sweepstakes Coins
T&Cs apply
4.7/5
High5Casino
High5Casino Bonus
5 Sweeps Coins + 250 Game Coins + 600 Diamonds
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
Sweeptastic
Sweeptastic Bonus
Get 55,000 Lucky Coins and 34 Sweeps Coins with first purchase
T&Cs apply
4.5/5
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Bonus
1.75 million WOW Coins + 35 Free Sweepstake Coins
T&Cs apply
4.5/5
Sportzino
Sportzino Bonus
Get 180,000 GC + 8 FREE Sweeps Coins
T&Cs apply
4.5/5
Vegas Gems
Vegas Gems Bonus
1000 Gems + 50% Extra gems On Your First Shards Purchase
T&Cs apply
4.5/5
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Bonus
Claim Your Free 630,000 Gold Coins & 1,400 Sweeps Coins
T&Cs apply
4.5/5
Funrize
Funrize Bonus
FREE 400,000 Coins and 1000 Entries
T&Cs apply
4.4/5
Pulsz.com
Pulsz.com Bonus
367,000 Gold Coins + FREE 32.3 Sweepstakes Coins
T&Cs apply
4.4/5
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterJosh SchwartzSimon BriffaMark LewisSamuel Teets
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

21+ and present in VA. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

Close
Players accepted in the US US Flag
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
$55 Stake Cash + 260K Gold Coins + 5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 18+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Exclusive promo code: TGTSOCIAL
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Promo Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site