The Chicago Bears (+12.5, +533) are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-12.5, -750) this Sunday at 4:25 PM EDT. The over / under is set at 47.
The Bears played their archenemy last weekend, losing to the Packers in a 24-14 blowout. The Buccaneers last game was on Thursday Night Football, when they beat the Eagles 28-22.
The last time these two teams played was on October 8, 2020 when the Bears beat the Buccaneers 20-19. In that game, the Bears were +3.5 and covered the spread. Likewise, the total for that game was set at 44 and stayed under by 5 points.
Several Buccaneers will be out with injury, including Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, Lavonte David, and Richard Sherman. Vegas does not seem to think that these injuries will pose a threat to Tom Brady and company, as they are still large favorites. In their 3 games at home this season, the Buccaneers have dropped 31, 48, and 45 points, giving the Bears a tall order.
The Bears are not healthy either, as star running back David Montgomery will be sidelined with a knee injury. Justin Fields will certainly have his work cut out for him against one of the best pass defenses in the league. The recipe for success will involve limiting Tom Brady’s time on the field, so Fields will be tasked with managing each offensive drive.
• Tampa Bay is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 games at home
• The OVER has hit in 10 of the last 13 games in which Tampa Bay is a home favorite
• The UNDER has hit in 5 of the 6 Bears games this season
We’re going with hot Shark player RidgewoodRob and taking Under 47 (-106). While the Tampa Bay offense is dynamic, there are several weapons that are out with injury. Don’t expect the Bears to put up big numbers either, as they have struggled on offense all season, scoring over 20 points on just one occasion.
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