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October 31, 2020
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Two NFC contenders, currently sitting in second place in their respective divisions, go head-to-head in Week 8 as the Chicago Bears (5-2) host the New Orleans Saints (4-2). The Saints’ high-powered offense is looking for a fourth straight win, while the Bears’ defense attempts to bounce back from a Monday night loss.

This game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago and will be televised regionally on FOX.

These teams have met 31 times in their history, with the Saints leading 16-15. The Saints won 36-25 in Chicago last season without Drew Brees or Alvin Kamara available. The Saints have won five in a row in the series, with the last Bears win coming in overtime at home in 2008.

New Orleans Saints Betting Outlook: Protect Brees and the Ball

In betting with us at www.PayPerHead247.com, you’ve gone 2-4 ATS with the Saints, while the over is 6-0 in their six games. The offense ranks 11th in total yards (384.5 yards per game), seventh in scoring (30 points per game), ninth in passing (265.7 yards per game) and 14th in rushing (118.8 yards per game).

The defense is seventh in total yards (328.3 yards per game), fourth against the run (89.7 yards per game), 17th against the pass (238.7 yards per game) and 25th in scoring (29 points per game).

In Sunday’s 27-24 home win over the Carolina Panthers, Brees threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns while completing 29-of-36 passes. He also ran for a touchdown. On the season, he has completed 73% of his passes for 1,618 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Kamara had 14 rushes for 83 yards against the Panthers while running back Latavius Murray had 11 carries for 47 yards. Kamara has 364 yards rushing and a team-high 460 receiving with seven total touchdowns this year. Murray has 265 yards rushing and two scores, and he ran for 119 yards with two touchdowns against Chicago last year.

Wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) is still out and is doubtful to return against the Bears, while wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19) is questionable. Without that duo on Sunday, wide receiver Marquez Callaway caught a career-high eight passes for 75 yards, while Kamara caught eight balls for 65 yards.

Sanders has 36 catches for 304 yards and two scores, while tight end Jared Cook leads the Saints with three receiving touchdowns.

Chicago Bears Betting Outlook: Get the Offense Going

Betting with us at www.PayPerHead247.com, the Bears are 4-3 ATS this season, and the under is 5-2 in their seven games. The defense has been good all season, ranking seventh in points allowed (20 points per game), 10th in total yards (342 yards per game), eighth against the pass (222.1 yards per game) and 16th against the run (119.9 yards per game).

The offense, however, is in the bottom seven in every major category. It ranks dead last in rushing (84.1 yards per game), 25th in passing (223.9 yards per game), 29th in total yards (308 yards per game) and 27th in scoring (19.7 points per game).

The offense managed just three points Monday night as quarterback Nick Foles threw for 230 yards. He was 28-for-40 with two interceptions and was sacked four times.

In five games, Foles has six touchdowns and six interceptions. He has thrown for 1,139 yards while completing 64% of his passes.

Running back David Montgomery had 48 yards on 14 carries Monday night. On the season, Montgomery is the only Bears player with over 100 yards rushing. He has 353 yards on 96 carries, and he and Foles have the only rushing touchdowns.

Wide receiver Allen Robinson had four catches for 40 yards on Monday, while tight end Jimmy Graham had five catches for 31 yards. Robinson leads the team in receptions (44) and yards (544) on the season, while Graham has a team-best four receiving touchdowns.

The Bears have 16 sacks in six games this season, led by linebacker Khalil Mack with 15. They also have five interceptions, led by safety Tashaun Gipson’s two. Safety Eddie Jackson had a fumble return for a touchdown against the Rams Monday night.

New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears Betting Line

Head to our favorite pay per head bookie site at www.PayPerHead247.com, where the Saints are favored by four points on the road. The total is 44 points, and the Bears are a +175 home underdog on the moneyline.

Betting Analysis

The Bears haven’t been at home in three weeks, and they are 2-1 at home this season, with the under hitting in all three games. The Saints are 1-1 on the road this year, and the over has hit in both road games, a loss in Las Vegas and a win in Detroit.

The cold weather could help the Bears keep this one close if they are able to put pressure on Brees and not let him get on track.

Free Pick by Gameadvisers.com: Under 44 points (-110)

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