The Bears will look to pull off a massive upset on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans when they take on the Saints. The good vibes of Chicago’s late-season resurgence were tempered following a disappointing loss to the Packers in the regular season finale, but the 8-8 Bears live to fight another week against one of the NFC’s best teams in the Saints. With a late Sunday afternoon kickoff scheduled, this game figures to be one of the most heavily watched and heavily bet contests of Super Wild Card Weekend.
There are plenty of ways to win and wager on NFL Super Wild Card Weekend. Let’s take a look at the best promos, odds and wagering options with this quick guide on how to bet on the Bears vs. Saints playoff matchup.
How to Bet on Bears vs. Saints
Both casual and experienced sports bettors know that finding value is important. The good news is that with the NFL Playoffs officially here, legal online sportsbooks are stepping up the promo offers. Let’s take a quick look at the best NFL postseason promos available this week.
FanDuel Sportsbook has emerged as one of the best overall legal sportsbook apps in states such as Illinois. Ahead of this weekend’s games, it is offering its best new user promo of the NFL season. New players who sign up between now and the final game of the weekend can grab 25-1 odds on any team to win, which is a $5 bet to win $125.
In terms of maximizing the value of this offer, there are two games that jump out above the rest.
The first game is on Saturday night when Tampa Bay takes on Washington. The Bucs are -375 on the moneyline. This means a bettor would need to risk $468.75 to win $125 on the Bucs. The other game that could present big value is Bears vs. Saints. That’s why you’re here after all, isn’t it? Bears fans may not want to hear this, but the Saints are the biggest favorite of the weekend at -490. A bettor would need to risk over $600 to win $125, so the value of this offer as it relates to Bears-Saints is significant.
Of course, bettors can also back the Bears at boosted +2500 odds. While the overall value may not be as strong, this offer still presents a low-risk, high-reward lottery ticket on the underdog. Beyond the new user offer, FanDuel will offer several bet boosts on this game.
Click here to get 25-1 odds on any NFL Super Wild Card Weekend game with FanDuel Sportsbook.
The other huge offer of the weekend is over at DraftKings Sportsbook. New players at DraftKings can bet on any team to win at 100-1 odds. Similar to the FanDuel offer, bettors get a low-risk, high-upside payout if the team they back goes on to win.
DraftKings Sportsbook will also offer a variety of odds boosts on this game and other games throughout the weekend.
Click here to get 100-1 odds on Bears-Saints with DraftKings Sportsbook.
PointsBet is available in a variety of states where legal sports betting is live (NJ, IL, IA, IN, CO). New users can grab up to $1,500 in free bets this weekend and also lock in “no juice” spread bets. Like FanDuel and DraftKings, PointsBet also excels when it comes to offering a variety of bet boosts and other user perks.
Click here to get up to $1,500 in free bets with PointsBet.
Betting on Bears vs. Saints
Beyond point spreads and game totals, there are plenty of other ways to bet on Bears-Saints. Player and game props figure to be a huge draw for this game. Such prop markets include:
- first/last touchdown scorer
- anytime touchdown scorer
- over/under rushing/passing/receiving yards
- rushing touchdowns
- receiving touchdowns
- passing touchdowns
Bears vs. Saints Betting Trends
And, finally, for those looking for angles on how to bet this Bears vs. Saints matchup, consider the following points:
- The Bears were 7-2 this season against teams with a losing record. However, they were just 1-6 against postseason teams.
- Don’t put much stock in the first meeting between these sides, a 26-23 OT win for the Saints back on Nov. 1. The Bears have a different quarterback and the Saints will have Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders on the field this time around.
- Since 2003, the over is 29-12 in postseason games played inside a dome and 24-8 in postseason dome games with a total over 46 points. The current total for this one is set at 47.5 points.
- The over was 10-6 in games featuring the Saints during the regular season. While it was only 8-8 in games featuring the Bears, five of their last six games went over the total.
- The underdog has covered in the Saints’ last eight postseason games.
Click here to sign up with William Hill and grab a $300 risk-free first bet this weekend.