New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears - 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 the Chicago Bears will match up on the NFL circuit Sunday.
The Saints enter this game at 5-1 so far. Outside of a Week 2 loss to the Rams, New Orleans has taken care of the Texans, Seahawks, Cowboys, Buccaneers and Jaguars.
In the Jacksonville game, Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater posted 240 yards and a TD, while Latavius Murray added 44 yards rushing. Tops in receiving with 89 yards on eight grabs was Michael Thomas.
Over on the Bears’ side, they’re sitting at 3-2 this year. Chicago has wins over the Broncos, Redskins and Vikings sandwiched between losses to the Packers and Raiders.
In the Oakland loss, Chicago QB Chase Daniel had 231 yards with two TDs and two picks, and David Montgomery had 25 yards rushing and a TD. Allen Robinson addd 97 yards and two touchdowns on seven grabs.
The Saints are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games in Week 7 and 4-0 ATS in their last four overall. New Orleans is 22-8 ATS in their last 30 road games and 36-16 in their last 52 in October.
Meanwhile, the Bears are 4-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 versus the NFC. Chicago is 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 overall.
Each of the Saints’ five wins so far has come by seven points or fewer, so it’s been a pretty wild ride in New Orleans this season. Oddly enough, the Saints have posted 13 points or less in two of their last three games, but have only allowed a combined 16 points in that pair.
As for the Bears, it’s been a pretty rocky ride for them this season but the bright side is that they’ve got a winning record and have only been edged by a combined 10 points in their two defeats. Considering the Bears’ stout defense this one looks like another low-scoring, tight affair as well. I still like the Bears to win here, but with the line at a field goal or more I’m going to take the Saints to eke in there.