Saints vs. Bears Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 29, 2020

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The Bears might be 5-2 on the season, but last week’s loss made it clear that there’s plenty to work on as they welcome the Saints to the Windy City on Sunday.

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November 01, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
Soldier Field
Chicago
5-5
Pointspread -5.5 -110
Moneyline -240
Over / Under o +41

64%

Betting Action

36%

Pointspread +5.5 -110
Moneyline +199
Over / Under u +41

64%

Betting Action

36%

The Bears were dominated 24-10 by the Los Angeles Rams last time out, and the score was quite flattering for a team that now has a negative point differential on the season. They’ll get no quarter from a Saints team that has reeled off three straight wins following a cold start.

NFL Week 8 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Saints are installed as 4.5-point favourites here, and that line will likely remain where it is with the consensus nearly split down the middle. While the Saints have done well to put together a winning streak, they have just one cover in their last four games. That said, they’re also a sizzling 8-1 ATS in their previous nine games away from Mercedes-Benz Superdome and have won each of their previous five meetings against the Bears in Chicago.

The total for this Week 8 encounter is sitting at 43.5 – remarkably low for a game involving the Saints. New Orleans has converted the Over in all six of its games so far in 2020, with all six of those games producing in excess of 50 total points. The Bears, on the other hand, have cashed the Under in five of their past six outings, with all five of those results going below 40 points. The Over, on the other hand, is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between the NFC foes.

New Orleans Saints

Another week with wide receiver Michael Thomas on the sidelines means another potentially big workload for Alvin Kamara, who leads the NFL with 824 yards from scrimmage. And while Kamara has found the end zone just once over the past three games, he has 80+ rushing yards twice over that span and should challenge the Over on his rushing yards prop against a Bears run defence surrendering 119.7 yards per game on the ground (on 4.3 yards per attempt).

Chicago Bears

The Bears’ team total comes in just south of 20 points – and that’s no surprise given how they have looked offensively for most of the season. Those struggles are a good bet to continue this weekend, as Chicago comes in ranked 25th in the league in passing yards and dead last in rushing offence. And with No. 1 wide receiver Allen Robinson in the concussion protocol and starting running back David Montgomery struggling, points could be at a premium here.

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