NFL Odds Week 5: Bears vs Commanders Lines, Spreads, Betting Trends

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Week 5 of the NFL regular season kicks things off with a Thursday Night Football clash that somebody has to win between the Bears and Commanders, which sees Washington as a 5.5-point home favorite, according to the betting odds. Coverage begins from FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Thursday, October 5 at 8:15 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime.

Here's everything you need to know about the NFL odds for Week 5 Bears vs Commanders: the opening lines, spreads, betting trends and more. Check back regularly for updates.

Chicago Bears vs Washington Commanders Odds

Sam Howell's Commanders are 6-point favorites in NFL Week 5 odds. (Getty)
  • Opening point spread: Commanders -6
  • Opening moneyline: Commanders -310/Bears +250
  • Opening total: Over/Under 45 points scored
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET Thursday (Prime)

UPDATE 4 P.M. ET WEDNESDAY: TwinSpires Sportsbook opened the Commanders -6.5 and is down to -6 for the opening game on the NFL Week 5 odds board. Washington is seeing 64% of early spread tickets, while 55% of early spread cash is on Chicago.

"We saw some sharp play on Bears +6.5," TwinSpires director of retail sports Zachary Lucas said.

The total inched from 44.5 to 44, with 53% of tickets/62% of money on the Under.

UPDATE 11 P.M. ET SUNDAY: Both these teams were in good position to post big Week 4 upsets. Neither could seal the deal.

Chicago (0-4 SU/0-3-1 ATS) blew an especially good opportunity to notch its first win of the season. The Bears led Denver 28-7 late in the third quarter, then gave it all back. Chicago allowed the final 24 points of the game, losing 31-28 while pushing as a 3-point home 'dog.

Meanwhile, Washington (2-2 SU and ATS) led Philadelphia 17-7 in the second quarter and gave the Eagles a game the whole way. The Commanders, 8.5-point road 'dogs, got a final-seconds TD to forge a 31-31 tie and force overtime, but lost 34-31 in the extra frame.

There's no spread movement yet in The SuperBook's NFL odds Week 5 market. But the number could be heading north.

"So far, it's been one-way traffic on Washington. Not surprising, with how the Bears have looked through four weeks," SuperBook senior risk supervisor Casey Degnon said. "I expect we'll need the Bears to cover Thursday night and hopefully win outright, to kill the moneyline parlays and teasers before they even get to the weekend."

The total briefly nudged down to 44.5 tonight, before returning to the 45 opener.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full NFL Odds Week 5 Report containing spreads, lines, and trends for every NFL matchup.

Bears vs Commanders Pick, Prediction

Action Network NFL betting expert Brandon Anderson offers this prediction:

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Pick: TBD

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The One Stat to Know About Bears vs Commanders

Action Network NFL researcher Evan Abrams offers his top betting stat:

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