Bears vs. Raiders Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction

Daniel Coyle | Updated Oct 07, 2021

Justin Fields, Bears, 2021

Rookie QB Justin Fields will be under centre for the Chicago Bears when they visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago
4-7
AT
October 10, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
6-5
Pointspread +5.5 -105
Moneyline +205
Over / Under o +46

34%

Betting Action

66%

Pointspread -5.5 -115
Moneyline -247
Over / Under u +46

34%

Betting Action

66%

Justin Fields powered the Bears to a 24-14 victory over the visiting Detroit Lions last weekend, which also evened the team’s record to 2-2 on the season. The Raiders return to action after suffering their first defeat of the season, a 28-14 road loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. However, they turned in a pair of solid offensive performances in a pair of victories on home turf.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Sunday’s Week 5 matchup marks the first meeting between these two teams since October 2019, as well as the Bears’ first visit to Las Vegas. Home teams have enjoyed steady success, going 6-1 straight up in their past seven clashes, capped by the Raiders’ 24-21 victory as 6.5-point home underdogs two years ago. Betting favourites have not fared as well, going just 2-4 against the spread over the past six head-to-head meetings. Recent matchups have also tended to be low-scoring affairs, with the total failing to go over 45 over their past 12.

The betting line for Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Allegiant Stadium has fluctuated since opening at Las Vegas -6.5. The spread briefly tilted in Chicago’s favour, moving to just 4.5 points before slipping back to its current position. The total has also seen plenty of movement since opening at 45.0, before settling at its current position at 44.5.

Chicago Bears

This weekend marks the start of the Justin Fields era in the Windy City. The talented rookie has seen action in the past three games while veteran Andy Dalton recovered from injury, but was announced as the team’s permanent starter earlier this week. Fields enjoyed his steadiest outing last weekend against Detroit after getting sacked nine times in the team’s 26-6 loss in Cleveland in Week 3. However, it has been the Bears’ rush that has accounted for most of their offence, accounting for each of the team’s three scores last week. Indeed, Chicago has not produced a scoring pass since the first quarter of the team’s 20-17 win over Cincinnati three weeks ago.

Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders have steadily racked up points this season, at least until last weekend’s loss in Los Angeles. Quarterback Derek Carr has tossed for two scores in each of the first four games of the season, topping 380 passing yards in his past three outings before running into a stingy Chargers pass defence on Monday night. Las Vegas has been particularly prolific on home turf, averaging 32 points per game in wins over Miami and Baltimore. However, an injury-plagued Raiders defence has also been regularly exploited. Chargers pivot Justin Herbert picked apart the Raiders secondary on Monday night, tossing three first-half scores to put the game out of reach. Opponents have also averaged over 30 points per game in the Raiders’ 10 home dates since the start of the 2020 season.

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