Bears Host Surging Brady and Bucs Sunday at Soldier Field

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears TNF Betting Week 5, Predictions and Odds

October 8th, 2020 NFL Football, Online Wagering

Two weeks ago, Nick Foles came off the bench in Atlanta with the Bears down 26-10. First-team quarterback Mitch Trubisky was utterly ineffective. And the game appeared to be lost. Yet Foles led the Bears to a miraculous 30-26 NFL betting win and cover. Hence, he was named the new Bears starter. Foles wasted no time in turning fans and gamblers back to Trubisky. He failed to deliver in Sunday’s home loss to the Colts. Counter to that is the strong form of Tom Brady. He is back into GOAT form as Tampa Bay leads the NFC South.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears TNF Odds

Date and Time:Thursday, October 8, 2020, 8:20 p.m. ET
Location:Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Buccaneers vs. Bears TV Coverage:FOX, NFL Network, Amazon
Buccaneers at Bears Odds at SBG:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Buccaneers-3 (-125)44½ (-110)-170
Bears+3 (+105)44½ (-110)+148
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears SBG Odds Overview

In view of three straight wins with Tom Brady is Tampa Bay going to be a popular online wagering choice. Squares will flock to the Buccaneers in droves. By contrast, the Bears may be a sharp’s dream. Chicago’s defense could frustrate Brady and Tampa Bay. None of the Buccaneers’ three wins were against top-quality opponents. Alternatively, the Bears will be motivated to avoid a second straight loss at Soldier Field.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Overview

Tampa Bay is riding a three-game winning streak. It follows the Buccaneers beat the Chargers 38-31 as 7.5-point home chalk. Tampa Bay trailed 24-7 at halftime. But Tom Brady was flawless in the second-half comeback. He finished with 369 yards and five touchdowns. Tampa Bay ranks eighth for scoring offense. In like manner, they are eighth for points allowed. Now the Bucs are 3-1 straight up, 2-2 vs. the odds, with just one under.

Chicago Bears Team Overview

Second place in the NFC North goes to the Bears. Chicago is 3-1 straight up, 2-2- against the spread with two overs. Last week Indianapolis beat the Bears 19-11 as 3.5-point road dogs. Under the total of 43.5 was a winning ticket too. Chicago’s defense ranks an impressive seventh for points allowed. Counter to that is an offense ranked 25th for scoring.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Against the Spread

The Buccaneers are:

  • 3-0 against the spread as road chalk
  • 11-7 on the board in road games
  • 8 payouts in their last 22 games out of the division
  • 10-16 against NFC opponents
  • 19-7 over the total when facing the NFC
  • 13-5 over the total away from home
  • 9-5 over the total after a win

The Bears are:

  • 7-2 against the spread at Soldier field
  • 3-1 on the board after a loss
  • 10-3 vs. the line in NFC games
  • 12 of their last 28 NFC matchups under the total
  • 14 of 24 under the total out of the division
  • 2-4 under the total as home dogs
  • 5-13 under at Soldier Field
  • 3-9 under the total following a loss
  • 4-2 vs. the odds against Tamp Bay

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears SBG Free Picks

As was previously noted the Bears are impressive NFL betting values at home. Moreover, they have had a strong advantage in this head to head series. In spite of their recent success, this is a much tougher challenge for the Brady Bunch.

Buccaneers at Bears SBG Best Bet: Chicago Bears

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