Chargers vs Bears 2019 NFL Week 8 Betting Lines & Expert Pick.

Chargers vs Bears 2019 NFL Week 8 Betting Lines & Expert Pick

Written by on October 23, 2019

Prior to the start of every season, we all take a look at every team in the NFL and try to decide where they will end up at the end of the year. There are a several things to take into account when doing this, starting with looking at how each team performed last season and the moves that they made to address any perceived weaknesses. The next thing to do is look at the upcoming schedule to get an idea of just how tough the road ahead might be for each team. With all of that information, we then assign certain expectations to every team, only to see most of them be not what we expected once the action begins.

Two teams that we expected to be in the playoff picture this season will be meeting this weekend, but both of those tams have struggled in the first half of the season. Both the LA Chargers and the Chicago Bears are in desperate need of a win to keep their flagging playoff hopes alive, so expect a tense one at Soldier Field this weekend. The Bears are favored by 4 points at home, with the point total set at 40 ½.

Chargers vs Bears 2019 NFL Week 8 Betting Lines & Expert Pick

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 13°C/56°F
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precipitation: 20%
  • Cloud Cover: 34%
  • Wind: 11 mph NW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the LA Chargers?

It is not totally unfair to suggest that the LA Chargers are now in must win territory after starting the season at 2-5 SU. Their hopes of landing a Wild Card spot are slim indeed right now, but the task might become totally impossible with another loss this weekend.

They are now on a run of 3 straight losses, which is surprising enough, but the inability of their offense to consistently move the ball and get points on the board is perhaps the most shocking aspect of their awful first half. That run means that the Chargers now have just 1 win in their last 6 games, which is not great news when you consider that they are also just 1-4 SU in their last 5 visits to Chicago. On the plus side, they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 20.00
  • Passing Yards: 288.00
  • Rushing Yards: 80.17
  • Yards per Play: 5.84

Defense

  • Points per Game: 19.67
  • Passing Yards: 201.17
  • Rushing Yards: 120.50
  • Yards per Play: 5.80

Why bet on the Chicago Bears?

The Bears predicament is not as dire as that of the Chargers, but they are also in a position where the playoffs are now beginning to look like a longshot. Chicago come into this one at 3-3 on the season, but they are in a division where the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings are racking up wins.

Chargers vs Bears should be an easy one for Chicago.

We have seen situations in the past where 3 teams make it out of a single division, but a .500 record is probably not going to do it this year. There are some definite positives to be found when looking for reasons to wager on the Chicago Bears, most notably that they have won 7 of their last 10 games versus teams from the AFC. They are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games, but they have been a great UNDER pick, especially versus the AFC West, with 7 of the last 8 against those teams going UNDER.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 17.40
  • Passing Yards: 185.40
  • Rushing Yards: 80.60
  • Yards per Play: 4.48

Defense

  • Points per Game: 13.80
  • Passing Yards: 229.20
  • Rushing Yards: 83.00
  • Yards per Play: 4.73

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Chargers vs Bears NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Bears are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
  • Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in October
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago’s last 8 games against an opponent in the AFC West division
  • Chargers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Chicago
  • Chargers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Chargers’ last 5 games this season

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Chargers vs Bears

The Chargers offense is struggling, and they are going to get zero help from a very good Chicago D. I think the Bears will be able to grind out a win at home.

Score: LA Chargers 13 – Chicago Bears 20

 

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