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Bears vs. Saints Line: Chicago a Home Underdog Following Dud

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We have a big one in the NFC this Sunday, so let’s get right into the Bears vs. Saints line, odds, and totals ahead of this Week 8 showdown that could have significant postseason implications.

The Bears vs. Saints line shows Chicago is a 4.5-point home underdog to the Saints. The game total is not yet on the board. The Saints are a -215 moneyline favorite, while the Bears moneyline is priced at +185. 

Bettors in Illinois that backed the Bears this past Monday night were burned as a listless offense sputtered, producing just a single field goal. Still, at 5-2, the Bears remain very much alive in both the NFC North and are well-positioned to lock in one of the NFC’s seven playoff spots as the regular season nears the midway point. This week, the Bears find themselves in a familiar role–as an underdog. Sunday will mark the sixth consecutive game in which the Bears are the underdog, and it’s also the seventh time in eight games they will be the underdog this season. Here is a look at the Bears-Saints odds, betting line, moneyline and total as of March 1, 2021 5:33 PM (ET).

Be sure to check out our complete Bears odds page.

Bears vs. Saints Line

Here is the current Bears-Saints line, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

TeamSpreadMoneylineTotal
Bears+10 (-110)+400O 47.5
Saints-10 (-110)-500U 47.5

Spread

As of Thursday afternoon, the Bears vs. Saints line has New Orleans as a 4.5-point favorite. Before the Bears’ Monday night loss, Chicago was a 2.5-point underdog on advanced lines, so oddsmakers at books like William Hill adjusted in the wake of their listless offensive performance. In fact, this spread jumped from 2.5 to 3 to 3.5 to 4 to 4.5 by Thursday afternoon, so we’ve seen significant movement throughout the week.

Meanwhile, after a sluggish start, the Saints have rebounded with three straight wins, despite missing top wideout Michael Thomas.

The Saints are 2-4 ATS this season. The Bears are 4-3 ATS.

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Moneyline

The Bears are +185 on the moneyline. The Saints moneyline is priced at -215. As is the case with the point spread, the Bears’ concerning Week 7 loss also caused the moneyline to shift in favor of the Saints. Earlier in the week, the Bears were +156 and the Saints were -178, so we’ve seen notable movement on this market, too.

 

Bears vs. Saints Odds Over/Under

The over-under for the Bears and Saints Week 8 game is 43.5 at PointsBet.

Of note, the over is just 2-5 in Bears games this season, missing the total by 4.2 points per contest. For context, only two teams (Rams and Cardinals) have stayed under the total by a wider per game margin.

While the Bears are one of the league’s worst “over” bets this season, the Saints are the NFL’s best. The over has cashed in all six of the Saints’ games. On average, they’ve cleared the total by a whopping 9.2 points per game.

Bears vs. Saints Line Analysis

The Saints may not look quite as scary on offense as they have in years past, but this is a formidable group that appears to gaining some traction after a rough start. On the other hand, it seems oddsmakers aren’t sold on the Bears. After installing them as a six-point road underdog in Week 7, they are a fairly sizable underdog at home despite a 5-2 record.

This spread likely anticipates heavy action on the Saints, a typically public team, as they’re playing an opponent with an offense that doesn’t inspire much confidence.

Where Is the Money Going?

The early money is backing the Bears. As of Tuesday morning, 53% of all point spread bets back the Bears and 52% percent of the money is on the same side.

Bears vs. Saints Props for Week 8

We don’t yet have Bears vs. Saints props, but DraftKings Sportsbook will offer some of the following markets:

  • Player to score a touchdown
  • Player to score first
  • Passing Yards
  • Rushing Yards
  • Receiving Yards
  • Head-to-head markets

 

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