Panthers vs. Bears NFL Week 7 Betting Lines, Info & Expert Pick.

Panthers vs. Bears NFL Week 7 Betting Lines, Info & Expert Pick

Written by on October 19, 2017

Prior to the start of every NFL season, all the teams in the league are scrutinized relentlessly by media pundits and bettors who predict how things will go. Now and again, we get things right on, but more often than not, teams fail to meet the expectations placed upon them. Some fall well short, while others rise above what we all believed they would deliver. The Chicago Bears lie somewhere in the middle right now, although, with a few lucky breaks, they could well have been soaring above expectations, certainly an aspect the NFL Week 7 betting lines took under consideration. The Bears have now committed to rookie QB Mitch Trubisky for the remainder of the season, and while he is not putting up huge numbers, the team is suddenly starting to pick up some very good results. Chicago will have another stern test this weekend when Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers head into the Windy City. The Panthers are in the hunt for the NFC South, which is a division that is shaping up to be closer than anyone expected. The Panthers are a 3-point road favorite, and the point total for this one has been set at 40 ½.

Carolina (4-2) at Chicago (2-4) NFL Week 7 Betting Lines, Info & Expert Pick

  • When: Sunday, October 22 at 1 PM EST
  • Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 1110 AM (Carolina) / 105.9 FM (Chicago)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Week 7 Betting Lines: Carolina Panthers -3 (Over/Under at 40.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Rain: 18°C/65°F
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Precipitation: 65%
  • Cloud Cover: 100%
  • Wind: 15 mph SW
  • Stadium Type: Open

How to Bet Jacksonville at Indianapolis Week 7 NFL Odds & Pick

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 9
  • First Meeting: October 8, 1995. Panthers 27 – Bears 31
  • Last Meeting: October 5, 2014. Bears 24 – Panthers 31
  • All-Time Series: Bears lead 5-4-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Bears by 17 points (2010)
  • Longest Win Streak: Bears winning 3 games
  • Current Win Streak: Panthers winning 1

Why bet on the Carolina Panthers?

The Carolina Panthers are sitting pretty atop the NFC South, but they are not really showing the type of form that suggests they will be able to stay there. The Falcons are probably going to get better as the season progresses, and the New Orleans Saints are suddenly starting to round into some decent form. While the Panthers have been winning, they have not been doing so in style, especially on the offensive side of the football, where the results have been mixed. This is a team that has found itself embroiled in close games every week, with the lone exception being a 34-13 pounding at the hands of the Saints. They have had 4 games this season that has been decided by 6 points or less, so there is no reason to believe things might be different here. The Panthers have been good on the road, going 3-0 to start the season, and while they are 1-4 SU in their last 5 visits to Chicago, they are also 4-1 ATS in those games.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 21.33
  • Total Yards: 323.50
  • Rush Yards: 95.50
  • Passing Yards: 228.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 20.33
  • Total Yards: 280.00
  • Rush Yards: 83.33
  • Passing Yards: 196.67

Why bet on the Chicago Bears?

The Bears come into this game as NFL Week 7 Betting Lines underdog and with a 2-4 record, but they have also earned the respect of football fans across the nation, as this is a team that seems to save it’s best for the bigger opponents. Chicago almost beat the Atlanta Falcons in the opening week of the season, and their two wins thus far have come against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The NFL Week 7 Betting Lines are not good for the Bears. The Bears also had a tough 3-point loss to the Vikings a couple of weeks back, and could just as easily be 4-2 right now, which means that Carolina cannot come into this game thinking they are simply going to roll over the Bears. The Bears will look at their previous success against the Panthers at Soldier Field as a sign that they can win this one, and will also be well aware that they are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games at home.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 17.50
  • Total Yards: 306.5
  • Rush Yards: 135.67
  • Passing Yards: 170.83
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 24.67
  • Total Yards: 302.66
  • Rush Yards: 104.33
  • Passing Yards: 198.33

Latest NFL Week 7 Betting Lines Trends

  • Panthers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road
  • Panthers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games
  • Bears are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games
  • Bears are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I expect this game to be tight from start to finish, but I do believe it will be the Panthers who find a way to win in the fourth quarter. Carolina will cover, albeit by the smallest of margins, and I think the point total will creep OVER the 40 ½. Score: Carolina Panthers 23 – Chicago Bears 19