The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be well-rested entering their Week 7 matchup with the Chicago Bears. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night last week, they got to relax while the rest of the NFL went to war on Sunday.
The Bucs are one of the four 5-1 teams entering Week 7, tied with the Rams, Packers, and Cowboys. All four of those teams will look to catch up to the Arizona Cardinals, who remain the only undefeated team in the NFL at 6-0.
Meanwhile, the Bears goal for the rest of the season will be to compete for a wild card spot. Their hopes of an NFC North title were squashed last week when they were handled by the Packers at home, but a wild card spot is still on the table.
Here are the odds for this Week 7 NFC matchup courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Bears vs. Buccaneers Odds, Spread, and Over/Under
- Bears +13.5 (-110)
- Buccaneers -13.5 (-110)
- Bears +550
- Buccaneers -800
- 47.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Bears vs. Buccaneers Betting Trends
- The UNDER is 5-0 in the Bears last five games.
- Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against Buccaneers.
- Bucs are 5-1 ATS in last six games vs NFC North opponents.
- Bucs are 4-14-1 ATS in their last 18 games in October.
Bears vs Buccaneers Prediction and Pick
I normally would avoid double-digit favorites in the NFL, but this game is a stylistic nightmare for the Bears. 52.40% of the offensive yards gained by the Bears comes on the ground, which is the highest mark in the NFL by a wide margin. The next closest team is the Titans who get 43.11% of their offensive yards on the ground.
Best of luck to the Bears in finding any level of success on the ground in this one, as they face a Bucs defense that ranks second in the NFL in opponent yards per carry (3.4) and first in opponent rushing yards per game (54.8).
Meanwhile, the opposite is true for Tampa Bay. 79.97% of the Bucs offensive yards gained comes through the air, which is the highest mark in the NFL. Now they rank a Bears defense whose weakness is in the secondary, ranking 19th in the NFL in opponent yards per pass attempt at 7.2.
This game will be a blowout, I’ll back the Bucs to cover the 13.5-point spread/