Don’t look now, but the Oakland Raiders are 2-1 after three weeks of play and are seemingly full of confidence ahead of Week 4’s tilt with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
- The Bears are 0-8 SU in their last eight games.
- The Bears are 4-15-1 ATS in their last 20 games at home.
- The Raiders opened as road favorites for just the second time this decade.
One reason the Raiders can feel good about themselves stems from their 27-20 win over the Browns in Ohio on Sunday. Oakland effectively ended a road losing streak that stretched back to November of 2013 while picking up back to back wins for the first time since October, 2012. The Bears (0-3 SU, ATS) failed to register a single point in a dispirited 26-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Week 3. John Fox’s squad is allowing an ugly 35 points per game to opposing offenses so far while mustering up a mere 15.3 of their own. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler was sidelined in the losing effort due to a strained hamstring, meaning Jimmy Clausen was forced to fill in under center. Cutler’s return date is up in the air, which could force Clausen to start once again versus Oakland. The Notre Dame product fell to 1-11 lifetime in a starter in the loss.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Chicago Bears were 1-point underdogs at odds maker shops such as Bodog, while the NFL total was set at 44 for over under totals betting.
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 21-19 result in favor of the Bears on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Oakland Raiders vs Chicago Bears Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Bears currently sport a record of 0-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-3 ATS. The Oakland Raiders are 2-1 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Chicago Bears post a 2-1 over under record this season, while the Oakland Raiders have gone 3-0 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Oakland injuries news.
According to the Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
it’s the No. 30-rated Chicago Bears and the No. 28-rated Oakland Raiders in this matchup.
The game also pits Chicago’s No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 15.33 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 28.67 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 162.33 yards per game, less than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 323 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Oakland Raiders feature the league’s No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 39 yards per game. The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Derek Carr throttled the Browns defense in his team’s most recent action, throwing for 314 yards and 2 scores as Oakland handed Cleveland a 27-20 defeat.
- Oakland is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games
- Oakland is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games on the road
- Chicago is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
- Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
- Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Oakland home to Denver, Sunday, October 11th
Chicago at Kansas City, Sunday, October 11th