Bears vs Saints NFL Playoff Predictions – NFC Wild Card Weekend
NFL Playoff Predictions and NFC Wild Card Picks on this Sunday football game between the Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints
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Expert NFL Picks and Predictions on this NFC Wild Card game between the Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints. This game set to kickoff Sunday, January 10th 2021 at 4:40pm et at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The current NFL odds have the New Orleans Saints as a big ten point favorite and the over/under is at 47 total points. The betting public has 58% of their money on the Saints as the home favorite.
These two teams last met in Week 8 of this season, where the Bears took home the 26-23 overtime win. In that game the Bears Quarterback at the time was Nick Foles who went 28 of 41 completions for 272 total yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception, but this go around, Mitch Trubisky will get the start.
Chicago comes into this game riding an offensive spark, scoring an average of 31.2 points per game over the last 5 games, but only get the win in 3 of those 5 matchups. They squeaked into the playoffs at 8-8 overall after dropping their game in Week 17, 35-16 to the Green Bay Packers. Mitch Trubisky completed 33 passes for 252 total yards, but had 0 touchdowns and one interception. Chicago can’t depend on Trubisky to win the game for them, they’ll need to have their defense step up and get momentum-changing turnovers to have any chance in the upset.
The Bears are ranked 12th in the league against the pass and 15th against the run. Wide receiver Allen Robinson leads the team with 1,250 yards and six touchdowns. Chicago is ranked 14th in the league, giving up an average of 23.1 points per game.
The Bears are 2-4 against the spread in their last 6 games against the Saints and the total has gone over in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games on the road.
New Orleans comes into this game ready for another playoff run and anything short of the Super Bowl for this team will be a let down. They are now 12-4 overall this season after destroying the Carolina Panthers last Sunday 33-7. It was a great team win, with Brees putting throwing for 3 touchdowns and running back Ty Montgomery putting up 105 yards along with the defense holding the Panthers to just one touchdown in the first quarter. Running back Alvin Kamara missed that game, due to health issue, but on Sunday he will be eligible to play. He’s the major player in this rushing attack that has put up a total of 2,265 rushing yards this season. Also, even more good news for New Orleans, Wide receiver Michael Thomas is also eligible to play after being on injured reserve.
The Saints offense in ranked 5th in the league putting up 30.1 points per game and ranked 5th on defense, only giving up an average of 21.1 points per game.
New Orleans is 7-1-1 against the spread in their last 9 games and the total has gone over in 5 of the Saints last 6 games against an opponent in the NFC North.
The best bet on this Sunday NFL Wild Card game between the Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints is to go ahead and take the Saints First Half -6 points at the -110 price.
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