NFL Betting – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

NFL betting in Week 3 sees the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears meet in what used to be a rivalry game in the NFC Central.

Now that the Bucs are in the NFC South these two former rivals don’t meet every season. This should be a very competitive game in NFL football betting as the two teams have split their last five meetings.

NFL betting stats show that the two teams last met in 2006 in Chicago and the Bears squeaked out a 34-31 win but did not cover the NFL football betting number. The previous two seasons the teams met in Tampa and split those meetings with Chicago winning in 2005 and Tampa winning in 2004 according to NFL betting stats. At Chicago the Bears are 3-2 straight up the last five meeting but 2-3 versus the NFL betting number. If you are looking at the total you may want to know that 7 of the last 10 meetings between the two teams have gone under the NFL betting number. Four of the last five games at Chicago between the two teams have gone under the NFL betting number.

Normally when you think of Tampa Bay versus Chicago you think of defense and the NFL betting stats back that up. Chicago has had a stout defense for many seasons according to NFL betting stats while Tampa has also been known for defense. This season the Bears look much improved defensively according to NFL betting stats and back to their Super Bowl form of a couple of years ago. Tampa has some issues, however, but normally they are solid defensively according to NFL football betting numbers.

The key in this NFL betting matchup could be which quarterback gets time to throw. Experts that look at NFL betting realize that both teams can put pressure on the quarterback so it may come down to Jeff Garcia getting time to hit open receivers for Tampa Bay or Kyle Orton getting time for Chicago. Both teams can run the ball so that factor looks even according to NFL football betting experts.

Take a look at the NFL betting odds for this exciting Week 3 matchup in the NFL and enjoy the game.

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