Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears: Thursday Night Football Line and Betting Trends for Week 5

Written by on October 6, 2020

Oddsmakers give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) a decent chance to keep their three-game winning streak intact, as they are favored by 6.0 points in a matchup against the Chicago Bears (3-1) on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Soldier Field. An over/under of 44.0 is set for the contest.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, October 8, 2020
  • Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX/NFL
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stadium: Soldier Field
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Betting Information

Buccaneers vs Bears Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Buccaneers -6.0 -110 -110 44.0 -115 -105 -220 184

Buccaneers Betting Insights

  • Tampa Bay has compiled a 2-2 record against the spread this season.
  • The Buccaneers are 2-1 ATS when favored by at least 6.0 points.
  • Most of Tampa Bay’s games this year — three out of four — have hit the over (75%).
  • The Buccaneers, on average, score 9.8 more points per game this season (30) than the Bears allow (20.2).
  • When they meet or exceed their scoring average this season, Tampa Bay is 2-0 and 1-1 against the spread.
  • Chicago is 1-1 overall and 0-2 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 20.2 points.
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Bears Betting Insights

  • Chicago’s games have gone over the point total in two out of four opportunities this season (50%).
  • Chicago is 2-2 against the spread.
  • The Buccaneers defense has allowed 23 points per game this season, close to the same amount as the 21.2 the Bears have scored.
  • Chicago is 2-0 overall and 2-0 against the spread when they score at least 21.2 points this season.
  • Tampa Bay is 2-0 overall and 2-0 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 23 points.
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Computer Picks

Computer picks for Buccaneers vs Bears
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Buccaneers (-6) Over (44) Buccaneers 27 Bears 20

Total Facts

  • The average total the Buccaneers have had set in games this year is 9.0 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under for Bears games this season is 2.5 less points than the point total of 44.0 for this outing.
  • The Buccaneers and their opponents have combined for 44.0 points — this matchup’s over/under — in three of four opportunities (75%) this year.
  • Chicago and its opponents have combined to score more than 44.0 points in 50% of their matchups this season (two of four chances).
  • The two teams average a combined 7.2 more points per game (51.2) than this game’s total of 44.0 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.8 less points per game (43.2) than this game’s over/under of 44.0 points.
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Buccaneers vs Bears: Last 5 Meetings

Chicago holds an edge against Tampa Bay over the past five matchups between these two squads, recording a 3-2 record in those games. Chicago outscored Tampa Bay 112-109 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Buccaneers vs Bears: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
9/30/2018 Bears 483-311 CHI 48-10 CHI
9/17/2017 Buccaneers 311-310 TB 29-7 TB
11/13/2016 Buccaneers 360-283 TB 36-10 TB
12/27/2015 Buccaneers 389-327 TB 26-21 CHI
11/23/2014 Bears 367-204 TB 21-13 CHI

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • The Buccaneers and their opponents have combined to score an average of 51.7 points in their last three games, 7.7 more than the 44.0 over/under in this matchup.
  • Tampa Bay has gone 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall over their last three games.
  • The over has been kind to Tampa Bay. They have gone over the total two times in their last three outcomes.
  • The Bears total over the last three games is 5.3 points fewer than the 44.0 total given for this matchup.
  • Chicago is just 1-2 against the spread and 2-1 straight up over their last three contests.
  • Chicago has gone under the total two times in their last three outcomes.

Injury Report

Buccaneers: No Injuries Listed

Bears: No Injuries Listed


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