Buccaneers vs Bears NFL Week 4 Spread & Betting AnalysisTampa Bay / Chicago Live Stream: NFL Live ATS Odds: Chicago -2.5 (-110) Over/Under Total Odds: Off (-110)
- Overcast: 14°C/58
- Humidity: 62%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 9 mph E
- Cloud Cover: 91%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why are the Buccaneers a good bet at +2.5?Sounds crazy but the Buccaneers are tops in the NFL in yards per game. Bucs average over 473 yards per. That’s nuts because before the season started most every NFL analyst felt that Tampa Bay might field the worst offense in the NFL.
Because they can move the football, it’s difficult to blowout the Buccaneers. Their offense gives them a shot no matter what the score is. Tampa’s offense should score points against the Bears’ defense, making them the play at +2.5.
- Average Score For: 34
- Total Yards: 473.3
- Pass Yards: 400.7
- Rush Yards: 72.7
- Average Score Against: 30.3
- Total Yards: 433.3
- Pass Yards: 362.7
- Rush Yards: 70.7
Why are the Bears a good bet at -2.5?Chicago plays a classic keep away game on offense. The Bears prefer to rush the ball, chew up clock, and rest it’s defense for the fourth quarter. So far, the strategy has worked because Chicago is 2-1 this season.
If the Bears can employ their strategy, they should easily beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because Chicago’s got the best defense Tampa’s faced this season. Da Bears look like a solid play.
- Average Score For: 21
- Total Yards: 293.7
- Pass Yards: 178
- Rush Yards: 115.7
- Average Score Against: 18.3
- Total Yards: 289
- Pass Yards: 223.7
- Rush Yards: 65.3
Buccaneers vs Bears NFL Betting Trends
- Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
- Tampa Bay is 5-11 SU in the last 16 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
- Chicago is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Chicago is 7-16 SU in the last 23 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games
Final NFL Betting Analysis for Buccaneers vs BearsChicago might employ a different strategy in this game than what they usually do. Tampa’s very good against the rush because they’re awful against the pass. Not only that but starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 3 interceptions in the 27-30 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night.
The Bears should put more pressure on Fitzpatrick on Sunday than the Steelers did in Tampa’s Week 3 game. Pressure should force Fitzpatrick into bad throws. Chicago might want to force Tampa into a shootout because the more Fitzpatrick throws the football, the better Chicago might fare.
Chicago’s the play because they can force Tampa Bay’s offensive strategy by moving the football against Tampa’s terrible pass defense.
NFL Football Week 4 Pick: Bears -2.5