Following last year’s surprise playoff season the Bears were tabbed as a team of the future. First-year head coach Matt Nagy drew considerable credit for the turnaround. Nagy’s offensive prowess paired well with one of the best defenses in the NFL. However, this year the Chicago offense has been a betting on NFL liability. That must improve if the Bears make a repeat playoff appearance. By contrast, New Orleans is maintaining its contender status without video game quarterback Drew Brees. In the same way as Chicago, the Saints defense is a key asset.
New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears
|Date and Time:||Sunday, October 20, 2019, 4:25 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois|
|Saints vs. Bears TV Coverage:||FOX|
New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears Overview
New Orleans has an online betting record of 5-1 straight up, 4-2 against the spread and 3-3 on totals. The last timeout was a 13-6 payout at Jacksonville. Teddy Bridgewater has proven to be an astute acquisition as the backup quarterback. Overall New Orleans ranks 18th for scoring offense and 11th for points allowed.
By contrast, the Bears are 3-2 straight up, 2-3 vs. the board and 2-3 under the total. Chicago is coming off a 24-21 loss to the Raiders in London that was followed with a bye. Of great concern is an offense that ranks 30th in the NFL overall and 27th for scoring. Defensively the Monsters of the Midway rank third for points allowed.
Key Saints: QB Teddy Bridgewater (69% COMP, 1089 YDS, 6.9 AVG, 7 TD, 2 INT, 10 SACK, 98.4 RTG), RB Alvin Kamara (86 ATT, 373 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 1 TD, 33 REC, 276 YDS, 8.4 AVG, 1 TD), WR Michael Thomas (53 REC, 632 YDS, 11.9 AVG, 3 TD), PK Will Lutz (13-14 FG, 11-12 XP)
Key Bears: QB Mitchell Trubisky (65% COMP, 588 YDS, 5.5 AVG, 3 TD, 2 INT, 8 SACK, 81.0 RTG), RB David Montgomery (69 ATT, 225 YDS, 3.3 AVG, 2 TD), WR Allen Robinson II (31 REC, 377 YDS, 12.2 AVG, 2 TD), PK Eddy Pineiro (8-9 FG, 9-9 XP)
New Orleans and Chicago against the spread
The Saints are:
- 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 away games
- 2-7 under the total at Soldier Field
- 8-4-2 on the board head to head with the Bears
- 6-5 over the total in their series with Chicago
- 8-1 against the spread on the road vs. NFC North teams
- 3-4 under the total at NFC North opponents
The Bears are:
- 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 home games
- 2-6 under the total at Soldier Field
- 5-4-1 vs. the odds at home against NFC South teams
- 1-5 under the total when hosting NFC South opponents
- 2-4-1 vs. the odds at Soldier Field against the Saints
- 5-2 over the total in their head to head series with New Orleans
New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears Bet on NFL Picks
In this situation, the Saints offense is the Betting on NFL difference. New Orleans has been in good form and a more consistent team. Bears starting quarterback Mitchell Trubinsky is expected back but still banged up. And the Saints defense will not make things comfortable.
Saints vs. Bears Bet on NFL Pick: New Orleans Saints
Saints vs. Bears Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Saints 21, Bears 20