This NFL football betting matchup can be seen on the NFL Network. The Bears are a field goal favorite in online football betting odds.
Online football betting stats show that both teams come into the game at 7-6. Most NFL football betting experts believe that ten wins will be needed to make the playoffs so neither team can afford a loss here. The Bears are in a slightly better position because they still could win their division if Minnesota slips, as they trail the Vikings by one game in the NFC North as the NFL football betting standings have it. The Saints only chance would be to get a Wild Card and they would have to win out to have a reasonable chance.
Online football betting numbers show that the Saints and Bears have split their last 10 meetings. The Saints are 5-4-1 against the NFL football betting pointspread in those games. Online football betting history shows that the teams met last December in Chicago and the Bears won 33-25. In the last 7 meetings between the teams in Chicago the Bears are just 4-3 straight up and 4-3 against the online football betting pointspread.
A lot of points could be scored on Thursday since both teams have good offensive numbers as the online football betting statistics show. The Saints lead the NFL in total yards according to online football betting numbers while Chicago has been much more explosive this season with Kyle Orton at quarterback. The online football betting trends show that the last three games between the two teams have gone over. At Chicago, the online football betting total has the over at 4-2-1 in the last seven meetings. With Drew Brees and Kyle Orton throwing the ball all over the field, the over could be a decent online football betting wager on Thursday, even in the cold of Chicago.