Chicago Bears (3-4) at New Orleans Saints (4-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 29, 2017, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New Orleans Saints -9 -- Over/Under: 48
The Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints meet Sunday in NFL action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Chicago Bears have a chance at a third straight victory to get back to a .500 record. The Chicago Bears have lost 10 of their last 11 road games. Mitchell Trubisky is completing 50 percent of his passes for 348 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Trubisky enters this game with 48 career pass attempts under his belt. Zach Miller and Kendall Wright have combined for 472 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Tarik Cohen has 27 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 126.3 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 560 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 21.6 points and 301.3 yards per game. Christian Jones leads the Chicago Bears with 41 tackles, Akiem Hicks has six sacks and Danny Trevathan has one interception.
The New Orleans Saints look for a fifth straight victory to build on their lead in the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints have won five of their last eight home games. Drew Brees is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 1,652 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. have combined for 756 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Alvin Kamara has 28 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 121.7 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 389 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 22.2 points and 351 yards per game. A.J. Klein leads the New Orleans Saints with 33 tackles, Cameron Jordan has five sacks and Kenny Vaccaro has three interceptions.
The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Saints are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games in October, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. NFC and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in New Orleans and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
I'm not sure where this line is coming form. Yes, the Saints have been on a roll and are even more dangerous at home than on the road. However, the Bears are playing solid football in their own right. The Bears not only beat the Ravens and the Panthers in back-to-back weeks, but they also took the Minnesota Vikings down to the wire and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime, which looks like a wonderful win right about now. The Bears are getting after it on defense and have a running game that can control the tempo. This line feels like complete disrespect to the Chicago Bears and what they've done the past few weeks. Give me the points.