NFL Betting Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

The Chicago Bears will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exciting Week Five action. Currently, the Chicago Bears lead the all-time series against Tampa Bay by a 39-20 margin. Chicago last beat Tampa Bay by a 48-10 margin on September 30, 2018.

Bears comeback effort falls short

In their last timeout, the Bears narrowly lost to the Indianapolis Colts by a 19-11 margin. In defeat, Nick Foles went 26-of-42 on the day, throwing for 249 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

In terms of running the ball, David Montgomery carried the load, recording 10 carries for 27 yards. The big production came in terms of receiving. Allen Robinson caught seven passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, while Darnell Mooney caught five passes for 52 yards.

Buccaneers shine behind big day from Brady

Things went much better for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as Tom Brady put on a show. They defeated the Chargers by a 38-31 margin.

For Tampa Bay, Brady was a machine, going 30-of-46 on the afternoon, and throwing for 369 yards, five touchdowns, and an interception. In the meantime, Ronald Jones carried the ball 20 times for 111 yards.

Mike Evans, Scott Miller, O.J. Howard, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, and Caneron Brate all caught touchdown passes for Tampa Bay. It was truly an offense explosion for a Buccaneers team with a ton of weapons.

Chicago Bears/Tampa Bay Buccaneers betting lines

Currently, Tampa Bay is the favorite to win this game at -6, while the Bears come in at +6. Tampa Bay is -240 on the money line, while Chicago is +200. The over/under for this game is 44 ½. You can bet on this game at

Free betting pick

I would take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this game. They have shown that their offense is firing on all cylinders, and it should be too much for the Chicago Bears to handle. Brady is beginning to find his groove, and the Buccaneers defense is also playing at a high level. Although Chicago has seemed to have found some sort of rhythm with Nick Foles, I truly believe that this game will be a shootout. In this case, that favors Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers have too many weapons and too much firepower for Chicago to contend with. Although Chicago has been playing good football, Tampa Bay certainly has the upper hand in this matchup. I feel comfortable placing my money on the Buccaneers in this game.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Buccaneers -6

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