The most conservative pass offense in the league goes against one of the most aggressive ones when Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears travel south to face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints
Point Spread: Saints -9 Date: Oct. 29, 1:00 PM ET Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, Louisiana
Point Spread and Betting Analysis
The Saints opened as 8-point chalk and were quickly bet up to -9 on the Sports Interaction odds board. The total opened at 48 and has stayed there for the most part. The team from the Windy City was expected to blow this season but the Bears are proving to be a breath of fresh air for underdog bettors. Chicago riding a two-game winning streak and is 5-2 against the spread on the year.
New Orleans is bouncing back nicely from opening the campaign 0-2 after its first two games. The Saints are 4-0 straight up and against the spread in their last four contests – including last weekend at Green Bay.
Chicago has played under the total in five of its seven contests while the over is 4-2 in the Saints’ six games this season. The Saints are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against teams with losing records and the over is 11-1 in the last 12 Saints games against sub .500 sides.
Chicago beat the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 despite attempting only seven pass attempts and gaining just five first downs. That’s the first time an NFL team combined those numbers and won since Dec. 3, 1950 when the Cleveland Browns topped the Philadelphia Eagles 13-7.
The Bears promoted rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to the starting job but it’s fair to say head coach John Fox is sticking with a conservative game plan. Trubisky has attempted just 23 pass attempts in his last two games – both Chicago wins.
New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees continues to evade the clutches of Father Time. The 37-year-old QB is the owner of the league’s sixth best passer rating (100.4) and the third best pass completion percentage (69.1).
Adrian Peterson made headlines with his new club after the Saints traded him to the Cardinals, but there’s a reason Sean Payton felt comfortable with Mark Ingram as his unchallenged No. 1 running back. Ingram’s run for 219 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games.
Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints Prediction
Saints 24-Bears 13