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Buccaneers to Face Bears on Thursday Night Football Betting Week 5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears NFL Betting preview, odds and picks

Following a bad opening day performance, Tom Brady was ripped by all.  Even head coach Bruce Arians.  Brady has declared washed up and Tampa Bay labeled a pretender.  Since that time the Buccaneers have scored three straight NFL betting wins.  Tampa Bay leads the NFC South.  This week comes a tricky game at Chicago.  Specifically, the Bears are 3-1 but offensively challenged.  The defense is what has carried Chicago in the early stages.  Yet the Monsters of the Midway have such strong defense that an upset alert may beckon.  This could be Tampa Bay’s toughest game of the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Information

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV Coverage: FOX, NFL Network, Amazon

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Buccaneers -3½ (-105) 44½ (-110) -180
Bears +3½ (-115) 44½ (-110) +155
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, all eyes will again be on Brady and his Bucs.  It’s amazing how the GOAT has transformed this franchise to the top online sportsbook forefront.  Gamblers used to have Tampa Bay circled as a go against the team.  Those days are clearly over.  Contrarily sharps will be giving the Bears strong consideration.  Chicago’s defense makes for an appealing underdog.  Offense and quarterbacking remain the concerns.  Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky are tough sells to squares.  Foles was a one-hit-wonder as a Super Bowl champion at Philadelphia.  Last time out he was as bad as Trubisky.

Brady And Bucs Take NFC South Lead

To begin with, the Buccaneers have betting on NFL record of 3-1 straight up and 2-2 on the board.  Three of their last four games cleared the total.  Tampa Bay is coming off a 38-31 home payout over the Chargers as 7.5-point chalks.  Over a total of 42.5 beats the book.  Tampa Bay ranks eight for scoring offense. In like manner, the Bucs are eighth for points allowed.

Bears Lacking Offense and Fall Back in NFC North

Chicago has a pro football betting record of 3-1 straight up and 2-2 on the board.  They have split 2-2 on totals.  Last week Chicago lost to Indianapolis 11-19 as 3.5-point home chalks.  Under the total of 43.5 paid too.  Overall, the Bears rank just 25th for scoring offense.  Defensively they rank seventh for points allowed.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Against the Spread

Chicago has paid in seven of their last nine home football betting matchups.  And has covered three of their last four after a loss.  Chicago has gotten the cash in 10 of their last 13 NFC games.  Under the total has paid in 12 of their last 28 NFC matchups.  And then Chicago went under in 14 of their last 24 non-divisional games.  Four of their last six as home dogs went under.  At Solider field the Bears are 6-13 under the total.  Following a loss, the Bears are 3-9 under the total.

Tampa Bay has covered three in a row as road chalk.  And have lost just seven of their last 18 to the spread on the road.  Tampa Bay has covered just eight of their last 22 non-division tilts.  Against the NFC the Bucs have covered 10 out of 26.  Over the total, the Bucs are 19-7 in NFC matchups.  Also is Tampa Bay 13-5 over on the road.  After a win, the Bucs are 9-5 over the total.

Head to head the Bears have covered four of six against Tampa Bay.  And at Soldier Field, Chicago is 16-7 on the board against the Bucs.

Tamp Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Bears are a live dog.  Overall Tampa Bay has been a poor NFL gambling value on the road.  Chicago’s defense is one of the NFL’s best. In particular, it’s the best Tampa Bay has seen so far.

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