Week 14 NFL Against the Spread Matchup: Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Thursday 12/4/14
Venue: Soldier Field, IL
TV: NFL Network
Line: DAL -3.5

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home

Dallas Cowboys  DAL @ Chicago Bears  CHI
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Dave Tuley ESPN 75% 50% 100% 1 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 69% 80% 57% CHI
2 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 71% 43% 100% 2 Teamrankings Teamrankings 54% 80% 29% DAL
3 John Boell Newsday 76% 71% 80% DAL 3 Vic Tafur SFGate 47% 80% 14% DAL
4 David Moore DallasNews.com 69% 57% 80% DAL 4 Numberfire Numberfire 73% 60% 86% CHI
5 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 69% 57% 80% CHI 5 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 66% 60% 71% CHI
6 Jason La Canfora CBS 61% 43% 80% DAL 6 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 51% 60% 43% DAL
7 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 61% 43% 80% CHI 7 Josh Katzowitz CBS 51% 60% 43% DAL
8 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 61% 43% 80% DAL 8 David Moore DallasNews.com 51% 60% 43% DAL
9 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 54% 29% 80% DAL 9 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 51% 60% 43% DAL
10 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 73% 86% 60% CHI 10 Bill Simmons Grantland 51% 60% 43%
11 Shalise Young Boston Globe 66% 71% 60% DAL 11 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 51% 60% 43% DAL
12 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 59% 57% 60% DAL 12 John Breech CBS 44% 60% 29% CHI
13 Ryan Wilson CBS 59% 57% 60% DAL 13 Sam Farmer LA Times 37% 60% 14% DAL
14 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 59% 57% 60% CHI 14 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 46% 50% 43%
15 Ben Volin Boston Globe 51% 43% 60% DAL 15 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 70% 40% 100%
16 Josh Katzowitz CBS 51% 43% 60% DAL 16 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 63% 40% 86% CHI
17 Brandon George DallasNews.com 51% 43% 60% CHI 17 Brandon George DallasNews.com 56% 40% 71% CHI
18 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 51% 43% 60% CHI 18 John Boell Newsday 56% 40% 71% DAL
19 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 51% 43% 60% DAL 19 Jason La Canfora CBS 49% 40% 57% DAL
20 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 51% 43% 60% DAL 20 Will Brinson CBS 49% 40% 57% CHI
21 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 44% 29% 60% DAL 21 Walterfootball Walterfootball 49% 40% 57% CHI
22 Pete Prisco CBS 44% 29% 60% DAL 22 Ben Volin Boston Globe 41% 40% 43% DAL
23 Sam Farmer LA Times 61% 71% 50% DAL 23 Jim McBride Boston Globe 41% 40% 43% CHI
24 Bob Glauber Newsday 54% 57% 50% 24 Pete Prisco CBS 41% 40% 43% DAL
25 Tom Rock Newsday 46% 43% 50% 25 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 41% 40% 43% DAL
26 Teamrankings Teamrankings 39% 29% 50% DAL 26 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 34% 40% 29% CHI
27 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 53% 67% 40% 27 Frank Schwab Yahoo 34% 40% 29%
28 Jim McBride Boston Globe 49% 57% 40% CHI 28 Bob Glauber Newsday 41% 25% 57%
29 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 49% 57% 40% CHI 29 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 53% 20% 86% DAL
30 Dave Richard CBS 41% 43% 40% DAL 30 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 46% 20% 71% CHI
31 Numberfire Numberfire 41% 43% 40% CHI 31 Dave Richard CBS 39% 20% 57% DAL
32 John Breech CBS 34% 29% 40% CHI 32 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 39% 20% 57% CHI
33 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 34% 29% 40% CHI 33 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 39% 20% 57% CHI
34 Pickwatch Pickwatch 37% 40% 33% CHI 34 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 39% 20% 57%
35 Vic Tafur SFGate 48% 71% 25% DAL 35 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 39% 20% 57% DAL
36 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 41% 57% 25% 36 Shalise Young Boston Globe 31% 20% 43% DAL
37 Walterfootball Walterfootball 39% 57% 20% CHI 37 Ryan Wilson CBS 31% 20% 43% DAL
38 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 31% 43% 20% 38 Tom Rock Newsday 43% 0% 86%
39 Will Brinson CBS 29% 57% 0% CHI 39 Dave Tuley ESPN 33% 0% 67%
40 Bill Simmons Grantland 29% 57% 0% 40 Pickwatch Pickwatch 30% 0% 60% CHI
41 Frank Schwab Yahoo 21% 43% 0% 41 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 14% 0% 29%
Average Home Road Average Home Road
50% 48% 51% 45% 39% 51%