In this series, I will pick an underdog every week that I think will not only cover the spread, but also have a good chance at winning outright.
Sorry for the late post, and happy holidays to all!
Underdog of the Week:
CHI @ PHI
CHI +115 ML
While much has been made about the Eagles' "high powered offense" under Chip Kelly, it's unclear how well Philly actually does in a shootout, and they weren't up to the task last week at Minnesota. On the other hand, whether it's been Cutler or McCown under center, the Bears have been able to score. Chicago should also be more motivated, as the NFC North playoff picture is still unclear while the NFC East will come down to the week 17 game regardless.
Interesting Stat of the Week: Over the last 2 seasons, week 16 home favorites favored by a FG or less went 1-5 SU and ATS.
ML 6-9 +225