Things aren’t going well for the Dallas Cowboys. The 2019 season started with a lot of promise as they opened the campaign 3-0 but then dropped three straight to fall to 3-3. They’ve since struggled to regain any type of momentum but instead have been unable to get any traction at all. They’ve now lost 3 of 4 to drop to 6-6 and on Thursday night will head to the Chicago to face the Bears desperate to stay above .500.
If there’s any good news for the Cowboys it concerns their playoff status. They’re in a division that no one wants to win so they’ve still got a good shot at reaching the postseason. With the Philadelphia Eagles losing to the lowly Miami Dolphins on Sunday the Cowboys are actually leading the NFC East with a .500 record. Realistically, Philly is the only team with a shot of catching Dallas in the division but the Eagles are in worse shape than the Cowboys.
The Chicago Bears are also 6-6 but enter Thursday’s matchup on a two game winning streak and with victories in three of their last four games. It might be the ugliest 3 of 4 streak in the history of the NFL and has more to do with scheduling than anything the Bears are doing right. Chicago is coming off of wins against Detroit twice and the Giants with a loss to the Los Angeles Rams in their last four games. There are some scenarios that could see the Bears making the postseason but the reality is that they need to win some football games to make any of them viable.
Hard to find any guidance from the teams’ home/away tendencies. Both the Bears and the Cowboys are 3-3 SU at home and on the road. The Bears have been a good late season team in recent years and enter on a 6-2 SU/6-1-1 ATS run in the last four weeks of the regular season. One thing that is obvious–there’s no reason to be laying points on the road with a mediocre team like Dallas. That makes the home team plus the points the only viable position for betting this game.