I’m sitting here piling stuff onto the scale for this game, and everything seems to tip in favor of The Bears.
The Bears just made it to London. The Raiders haven’t been in their own beds for over a week.
The Raiders have one of their better defense pieces in Vontaze Burfict suspended for the season. The Bears’ defense, on the other hand, got their tackle machine back in Roquan Smith. The Dog loved that Defense without him last week too!
Derek Carr has a passer rating approaching 100 and the offense is still chasing its tail. The Bears lose their starting QB and Chase Daniel arguably looks like an upgrade for the Bears offense.
The scale all points Bears. More often than not, that’s my queue to just do the opposite, but The Bears cover the 4.5 points in this one with another big defensive game.
Unders this year are 28-22 and with this Bears team I don’t see many points… Unless they come from their defense. I feel better about the side than the total here, but still like the under.