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Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears – Picks & Predictions
NFL Week 10 kicks off with an interesting matchup between two struggling teams. The Chicago Bears, coming off a Week 9 loss to the New Orleans Saints, return home to face the 1-7 Carolina Panthers.
- Game Time: Thursday, November 11, 8:15 PM
- Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Head-to-Head: Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears
The Panthers couldn't sustain their momentum from their first win of the season in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, as they fell to the Indianapolis Colts at home in Week 9, losing by a score of 27-13. Rookie QB Bryce Young, acquired with the No. 1 overall pick in a trade from the Chicago Bears, suffered two Pick 6s against the Colts.
On the other hand, the Bears faced a 24-17 loss against the New Orleans Saints, but they managed to cover the spread as 10-point underdogs, and the game stayed under the total of 42.5 points. In the past four games for the Bears, the total has gone under in three of them after starting the season with five consecutive overs.
How to Bet on the Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears
To succeed on NFL betting sites one must master the art of selecting winning teams, but it goes beyond that – a thorough understanding of the entire gaming and betting dynamics is essential.
Once bettors are ready to place their wagers, a close examination of the odds is crucial. These odds provide a numerical representation that indicates which team is favored and which is the underdog, offering valuable insights into each NFL matchup.
Understanding the odds can reveal important pre-game factors. While it's important to note that no set of tips can magically transform any bettor into a football betting expert overnight. Study betting trends, track recent performances, head-to-head stats and external factors like the weather.
Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears Odds
In the upcoming game, the Bears are favored to win at a -166 moneyline. On the other hand, the Carolina Panthers are the underdogs, with ML odds of +140.
Regarding the spread, the Panthers are offered +3 points at odds of -105, while the Bears are favored to cover the spread with -3 points at odds of -115. The Over/Under for the game is set at 40 points, with equal odds of -110 for both the Over and Under options.
Betting Tips for Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears
The upcoming game marks the number 12 meeting between the teams, and the Chicago Bears have displayed dominance in this series, securing victories in five of the last six encounters. Notably, in their most recent showdown in 2020, the Bears emerged victorious with a 23-16 scoreline, showcasing their strong performance against the Carolina Panthers.
In the nine games Chicago has played this year, they have managed to cover the spread in three of those matchups.
Additionally, in games involving Chicago this season, the final score has exceeded the set point total in approximately 66.7% of cases, occurring six times in the nine games played.
It's worth noting that the Bears have been designated as moneyline favorites on only one occasion this season, which ultimately resulted in a loss. Carolina's performance against the spread this season stands at 1-6-1, reflecting their struggles in that aspect.
Out of the seven occasions where the Panthers were designated as underdogs by a margin of 3 points or more this year, they have managed to cover the spread only once. This season, three of Carolina's games have concluded with a point total exceeding expectations.
Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears Predictions
Chicago has demonstrated superiority over Carolina in their recent five encounters, clinching victory in four of those matchups. During these last five head-to-head meetings, Chicago has been effective in scoring 121 points against Carolina while demonstrating a strong defense by allowing only 91 points to their opponents.
With recent history in its favor, the Bears are most likely going to push through and come out on top with a home advantage.
Prediction: Bears -3.5