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NFL Betting Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Chargers
October 29, 2023
Sunday Night’s game in week 8 of the NFL season will feature the Chicago Bears traveling to Inglewood, California to face the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium with the game kicking off at 8:20 PM ET and airing on NBA.
The Chicago Bears enter this game with a record of 2-5 following a 30-12 win at home against the Las Vegas Raiders while covering the 2.5-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 7 of the NFL season. Chicago scored 30 points while compiling a total of 323 yards offensively which included 162 passing yards and 173 rushing yards while allowing 12 points and 235 total yards defensively which included 204 passing yards and 39 rushing yards.
Tyson Bagent led the team in passing, completing 21 of 29 attempts for 162 yards and a touchdown while adding 24 rushing yards on three attempts. D’Onta Foreman led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns while adding three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown. D.J. Moore led the team in receiving, catching eight of nine targets for 54 yards.
Los Angeles enters this game with a record of 2-4 following a 17-31 loss on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs while failing to cover the 5.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 7 of the NFL season. The Chargers scored 17 points while compiling a total of 358 yards offensively which included 259 passing yards and 139 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 483 total yards defensively which included 424 passing yards and 68 rushing yards.
Justin Herbert led the team in passing, completing 17 of 30 attempts for 259 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for five yards on two attempts. Joshua Kelley led the team in rushing with seven carries for 75 yards and a touchdown. Josh Palmer led the team in receiving, catching five of seven targets for 133 yards.
BookMaker has the Los Angeles Chargers listed as 9-point favorites at home against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night in week 8 of the NFL season. Chicago has won five of the last seven and two of the last three games in the series while going 5-2 ATS in the last seven and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings. The Chicago Bears are 2-4-1 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS on the road, and 2-3-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Los Angeles Chargers are 2-4 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS at home, and 1-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Chicago has been the dominant team in the series winning five of the last seven and two of the last three games while going 5-2 ATS in the last seven and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. I look for the Chargers to get the win, however, 9 points are too many to give up against a team that has been the better team which is why I am taking the points with the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Chicago Bears +9
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