Top offshore sportsbooks favor the home team by 1.5 points when the Chicago Bears and the Carolina Panthers play on Sunday in Week 6 of NFL action from Bank of America Stadium. After losing 10 games in a row, the Carolina Panthers have rattled off three straight wins. All sans Christian McCaffrey. The Chicago Bears are coming in well-rested after defeating the Bucs last Thursday night.
Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Odds
|Bears||+1½ (-110)||44½ (-110)||+102|
|Panthers||-1½ (-110)||44½ (-110)||-122|
Betting Chicago Bears
The Bears are the road dogs according to the best online sportsbooks. Chicago heads into Sunday’s game on extra rest and somewhat healthy. The Bears got the outright win over the Buccaneers last week. Tampa Bay was without some key offensive players, though, and committed 11 total penalties for 100+ yards.
Nick Foles and the Chicago offense sucked something fierce up until halfway through the second quarter. That’s when the Bears scored just their second touchdown in over 50 minutes. Since Foles took over from Mitch Trubisky, the Bears average just 4.8 yards per play. That is a bottom-five mark. Foles has had to go up against two of the best defenses in consecutive weeks. Now he will face Carolina’s 30th-rank DVOA defense. This could be another close game for Chicago. Four of its five games this year have been decided by four points or fewer.
Top offshore sportsbooks trends note that the Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games. 1-4 ATS in their last five games in October. 1-6 ATS playing a team with a winning record. And 0-5 ATS in the last five following an ATS win.
The Bears head into this game at 4-1. Chicago lost to the Colts and defeated the Lions, Giants, Falcons and Buccaneers. Chicago lost by eight to the Colts, won by four over the Lions, Giants, and Falcons, and by one over Tampa Bay. In the win over the Bucs, Nick Foles had 243 yards with one score and one pick. David Montgomery had 29 yards and a TD. Allen Robinson had 90 yards on 10 grabs.
Betting Carolina Panthers
The Panthers are the home favorites per top offshore sportsbooks. They’re 3-2 this season. Carolina opened with losses to Raiders Buccaneers, but have strung together wins over the Chargers, Cardinals and Falcons.
The Panthers are favored in a game for the first time since December 1, 2019. They have covered and won against three teams with a bottom-15 offense. In the three games without McCaffrey — and this one might make it four — Carolina is averaging 6.8 yards per play. That is Top 10 in the league. It could be a little harder for Carolina and Teddy B-H2O against a healthy defense that hasn’t surrendered more than 19 points since Week 3.
The Panthers stumbled early against two rather good teams; the Raiders and Bucs. But now they are on a three-game winning streak, beating the Chargers, Cardinals and Falcons. In the 23-16 win over Atlanta, Bridgewater had 313 yards with two TDs. Mike Davis rushed for 89 yards on 16 carries. Robby Anderson had eight catches for 112 yards.
Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Pick
Take Chicago and the points. This game opened with the second-lowest total for the week at 44 points. Chicago is 1-4 O/U on totals of 45 or fewer points this year. Carolina has played just one game with a total lower than 47 points, a 21-16 win over the Chargers. The Bears’ run game has been nonexistent, and touchdowns won’t come easy for Bridgewater against Khalil Mack and the rest of the Bears nigh-impenetrable defense.