Patriots vs. Bears Total Prediction
Can the New England Patriots continue their hot streak this weekend and light up an aggressive Chicago Bears defense when the two meet up at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, October 21, 2018
1PM ET – Soldier Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Patriots are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Bears. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49 points. The public betting for this game currently has 75 percent going on New England on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Patriots on a hot streak
The New England Patriots have gotten back to playing like themselves, winning their last three games that includes a 43-40 win over the Chiefs last weekend. New England is 4-2 on the season, 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under total.
The Pats have found their offensive stride in recent games and are now averaging 29.3 points and 389.5 yards per game. Tom Brady has thrown for 1,599 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions. New England seems to have found their feature back of the future, as rookie Sony Michel has rushed for 400 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, the Patriots are giving up 24.7 points and 388.3 yards per game. Their pass defense is allowing nearly 280 yards per contest. The unit has been able to create 12 turnovers.
Bears slip up at Miami
The Chicago Bears were on a roll, but suffered a 31-28 OT loss at Miami last week to end a 3-game winning streak. Chicago is now 3-2 on the season, 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 with the over.
The Bears have been led by their defense this year, allowing just 19.2 points and 365.6 yards per game. Despite the poor showing last week, Chicago has been able to create a lot of havoc. The unit has 18 sacks with 14 turnovers created. On offense, Chicago is putting up 27.8 points and 382.2 yards per game. Mitchell Trubisky has been strong in his recent games and has thrown for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns with four interceptions. Jordan Howard is the leading rusher with just 272 yards and a touchdown.
NFL Betting Trends
The Patriots have hit the under in five of their last six road games and in 12 of their last 15 games on grass.
The Bears have hit the under in six of their last eight games in October and in seven of their last 10 home games.
I can see this game going a lot like the Bears game last week. While Chicago can create havoc on defense, it also opens the Bears up to allowing big plays. They did last week against an average Miami team and I would expect the Patriots to be able to exploit that as well. New England’s defense still is nothing special and the Bears have been able to utilize their speed on offense in recent weeks.
NFL Prediction: Patriots/Bears Over 49