Bears-Raiders Betting Odds: Point spreads, Totals, Preview, NFL Picks


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Nagy hopes to get the road victory (Jayne Kamin Oncea - USA Today Sports)
Nagy hopes to get the road victory (Jayne Kamin Oncea - USA Today Sports)

Chicago Bears (+5.5, -110) at Las Vegas Raiders (-3, -110), O/U 45

The Bears are back on the road to play in Las Vegas for the first time since the Raiders left Oakland. Chicago was able to win and cover against a bad Lions team last week, while the Raiders are coming off their first loss of the year at the hands of the Chargers. The Raiders have been one of the best offenses in the NFL, especially passing the ball. Derek Carr leads the league in passing yards through the first four weeks, so the Bears secondary will be tested.

Now that the Bears have finally named Fields the permanent starter going forward and Matt Nagy has given up play calling, they can maybe move to a middle-of-the-pack offensive team instead of a bottom-tier one. Losing David Montgomery hurts a lot, and Akiem Hicks will also not be suiting up for the defense this week. Fields should be used more in the run game with Montgomery out, but Damien Williams is capable of filling in and doing well. Hicks being out has always been a huge blow to the Chicago defense when he has been injured before; hopefully, Robert Quinn’s hot start and Eddie Goldman possibly making his season debut softens the blow of Hicks not suiting up.

The Bears are a 5.5 point underdog with an O/U set at 45. I like the Bears a lot this week. The Raiders have overachieved thus far and really only beaten one good time in the Ravens, and it took overtime to do so. I am tempted to take Bears money line here, but I am just going to play it safe and take the points at 5.5. I also like the over. Fields will likely have more on his shoulders with Montgomery out and will deliver.

The over has hit in the last six home games for the Raiders, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last five games as a favorite. Both teams have covered 50% of their games in 2021.

My Betslip

Bears +5.5, -110

Over 45, -107

Justin Fields to score a rushing TD, +210

Justin Fields over 1.5 TD passes thrown, +148

Derek Carr over .5 interceptions, +117

Allen Robinson over 4.5 receptions, +104

Darren Waller over 5.5 receptions, -143

Other bets I like around the league

Jets (+3, -114) vs Falcons – Game played in London

No one has ever gotten rich betting on the Jets, but the Falcons offense is missing some keys players and I think they struggle to score points against a sneaky decent Jets defense. I like the Jets +3.

Dolphins at Buccaneers (-10, 108)

The Dolphins have been a big disappointment this year on offense and defense, and Tom Brady still is somehow a top tier QB. 10 is a lot of points, but I still like the Bucs.

Patriots at Texans O/U 40

The Patriots have struggled offensively and now multiple offensive linemen will not be suiting up after a Covid exposure. The Texans are a bad team all around and will struggle to score the whole season, so I like the under here.

Bills (+3, -117) at Chiefs O/U 56.5

The Bills are rolling after a bad week one loss at home to Pittsburgh, and the Chiefs have some serious problems on defense that need to be addressed. I do not like betting against Patrick Mahomes, but I will be this week taking the Bills money line and the over.

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