Saints vs. Bears Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 7 Odds

Frank Doyle | Updated Oct 17, 2019

Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears head coach.

The Chicago Bears got caught looking ahead to their bye week on a trip to London in Week 5 and now face the 5-1 Saints as they come out of their break.

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October 20, 2019, 4:25 PM ET
Soldier Field
Chicago
8-8
Pointspread +4 -115
Moneyline +168
Over / Under o +37

73%

Betting Action

27%

Pointspread -4 -105
Moneyline -202
Over / Under u +37

73%

Betting Action

27%

For two teams that began the season with Super Bowl aspirations, the road up to Week 7 has been a little rockier than expected. The New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears remain in the thick of the NFC playoff race despite losing their starting quarterbacks to injury as they get set to square off at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Things were really looking up for the Bears – until they got on that plane to London. They had won three straight heading into Week 5, but with a bye week looming, Chicago laid an egg against the Oakland Raiders in the UK and fell to 3-2. That’s not a game a team like this should be losing as a 6.5-point favourite on a neutral turf. Meanwhile, the Saints have barely missed a beat with Drew Brees sidelined as Teddy Bridgewater has helped this club roll into the Windy City having won four in a row to sit at 5-1 straight up, 4-2 against the spread.

Oddsmakers opened with the Bears set as 4-point favourites for this one before that line shifted to Chicago -3 due to heavy Saints action. The total is low at 38 points and better than 60 percent of early bettors like this one to be a low-scoring affair.

New Orleans Saints

So far, Bridgewater has been everything and more the Saints could have expected from him. In five games (four starts) he’s completing 69.4 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s taking what the defence gives him and – most importantly – he’s managing the clock and taking care of the ball. This week might be a stiff test though. Running back Alvin Kamara was limited last week and may be sidelined entirely against Chicago, meaning Latavius Murray could be the next man up. Murray is a fine back in his own right, but isn’t exactly the game-changer that Kamara is. As of now, Kamara is officially listed as questionable with ankle and knee issues. Tight end Jared Cook is also listed as questionable.

Chicago Bears

The last time we saw the Bears, they were sloppy in the first half against Oakland and then couldn’t pull out a win in the second half when they finally got it together. Still, this is a team that’s allowing just 13.8 points per game on the year and owns the sixth-best total defence despite giving up a season-high 24 points in London. Plus, it sounds like starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be back under centre after missing most of the last two games with a shoulder injury. Some Bears fans might argue the club is better off with super game manager Chase Daniel taking the snaps, but he didn’t exactly light up the score board either. Anyway you slice it, this is a must-win for Chicago to keep pace in the NFC North.

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