Bears vs. Bills Point Spread: NFL Week 9 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 31, 2018

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Tangling with the vaunted Chicago Bears defence is difficult on your best day – but when you’re down to your third-string quarterback, you’re in serious trouble.

Chicago
12-4
AT
November 04, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
New Era Field
Buffalo
6-10
Pointspread -10.5 -105
Moneyline -550
Over / Under o +37

67%

Betting Action

33%

Pointspread +10.5 -115
Moneyline +425
Over / Under u +37

67%

Betting Action

33%

That’s the dilemma the Buffalo Bills are facing as they prepare to host the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at New Era Stadium. Injuries to Josh Allen and Derek Anderson have left the Bills with No. 3 option Nathan Peterman, who has nine interceptions on 81 career pass attempts.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It’s no surprise that the Bears find themselves favoured by double digits given their stifling defence and the Bills’ tenuous quarterback situation. It has been more than six years since Chicago has given away 10 or more points, but it has fared well in recent instances, having covered three straight times as a double-digit fave. The Bills have already received 10 or more points three times this season, and are a decent 2-1 ATS in those games.

This game carries the lowest total of the afternoon at 37.5 – and based on recent trends for both teams, even that might not be low enough. The Bears have gone below the total in six straight games against teams with losing records, and are 2-6 O/U in their last eight road games. Buffalo has posted six consecutive unders, and is 0-4 O/U in its past four following a straight-up loss. The teams have also gone under in four of their last five meetings.

Chicago Bears

If there’s any silver lining in the dark cloud hanging over New Era Stadium, it’s the uncertain status of Bears defensive standout Khalil Mack. The pass-rush specialist missed last week’s game with an ankle injury and is considered a major doubt for this weekend. Chicago is also dealing with a key absence on the other side of the football, with right guard Kyle Long expected to miss the next 6-to-8 weeks with a foot injury.

Buffalo Bills

How bad has Peterman been in his short NFL career? The Pitt alum has completed fewer than 46 percent of his passes with a 3-9 TD-to-INT ratio and a quarterback rating of 31.4. Peterman might, however, have one extra weapon at his disposal this weekend, with the Bills having agreed to terms with wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. It is worth noting that Pryor broke into the league as a quarterback with the Oakland Raiders back in 2011.

Bears vs. Bills Prediction

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