Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints - 10/20/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Orleans Saints (5-1) at Chicago Bears (3-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4:25 pm (Soldier Field)
The Line: Chicago Bears -3 -- Over/Under: 38.5
The New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears meet Sunday in NFL action at Soldier Field.
The New Orleans Saints look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The New Orleans Saints have won nine of their last 11 road games. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 69.4 percent of his passes for 1,089 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Bridgewater has seven touchdown passes in his last four games. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara have combined for 908 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ted Ginn Jr. has 16 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 104.3 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 373 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 20.3 points and 340.5 yards per game. Demario Davis leads the New Orleans Saints with 41 tackles, Cameron Jordan has five sacks and Marcus Williams has two interceptions.
The Chicago Bears are coming off a bye week and look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Chicago Bears have won six of their last seven home games. Chase Daniel is completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 426 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Daniel and Mitch Trubisky have combined for six touchdown passes and four interceptions. Allen Robinson and Tarik Cohen have combined for 505 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Taylor Gabriel has nine receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 80.6 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 225 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 13.8 points and 312.2 yards per game. Danny Trevathan leads the Chicago Bears with 45 tackles, Khalil Mack has 4.5 sacks and Kyle Fuller has two interceptions.
The Saints are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 road games, 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. NFC, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Saints are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 8-2 in Bears last 10 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Saints last 6 road games.
The New Orleans Saints have covered five of their last six games as a road underdog. The Chicago Bears have covered eight of their last 10 games as a home favorite. The Bears have had an extra week to prepare for this game, but they've still scored 21 or less points in four of their first five games and Mitchell Trubisky is still questionable with a shoulder injury. The New Orleans Saints are riding a four-game winning streak and while the defense has picked up during this stretch, we're also seeing a more effective and confident Bridgewater at quarterback. While rest and home field matters, you can argue we're getting the better team and a free field goal. I'll take it.