Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears Odds, Pick: Sharps Betting Spread & Over/Under on Thursday Night Football
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Buccaneers vs. Bears Betting Odds
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NFL Week 5 kicks off with an interesting Buccaneers vs. Bears matchup on Thursday Night Football. Both teams sport identical 3-1 records, however, the betting market considers Tampa Bay (14-1 odds) as a much more likely Super Bowl contender than Chicago (50-1).
According to our NFL PRO Report, sharp bettors are intrigued by tonight’s Buccaneers vs. Bears game as well.
Let’s take a detailed look at how the pros are playing Thursday Night Football.
Buccaneers vs. Bears Over/Under Betting Pick
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In two separate waves sharps came in on the under, kicking this total down from the consensus opener of 45.5 to the current number of 44.5.
Just 37% of bets have taken the under, yet those wagers appear to be much larger in size than those on the over.
Despite representing a significant minority, that 37% makes up 71% of the money, allowing us to conclude that the under has been a popular landing spot for big bets.
The Action Network’s NFL betting analysts are in agreement with the sharps, with five top experts piling onto the under as well.
PRO Report Angle: Under 44.5
Buccaneers vs. Bears Spread Betting Pick
According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, wiseguys hit the Bears an incredible 13 (!) times throughout the week, explaining exactly why this line has plummeted from Chicago +5.5 to +3.5, and even to +3 at a handful of books.
Casual bettors are avoiding the Bears at all costs — Chicago is garnering just 23% of spread bets — but that small minority represents 58% of the money.
Again, just like the under, the road underdogs are seeing the biggest bets in this matchup.
Two of our betting experts have played the Bears as well, aligning three of the NFL PRO Report’s edges with Chicago.
PRO Report angle: Bears +3.5