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Bears vs. Panthers Line: Bears Again Getting No Respect

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Let’s jump into the Bears vs. Panthers line for Week 6 ahead of a meeting in Charlotte between two of the NFC’s most-surprising teams.

The Bears vs. Panthers line shows Chicago is a 2.5-point underdog to the Panthers. The game total is set at 44. The Panthers are a -136 moneyline favorite, while the Bears are priced at +112. The Bears have a 47.2% implied win probability. The Panthers have a 57.6% implied win probability.

Certainly, bettors in Illinois have enjoyed the Bears’ early-season success, and they’ll look to find a winning angle once again this week. Here is a look at the odds, betting line, moneyline and total for Bears-Panthers as of October 28, 2020 7:12 PM (ET).

Bears vs. Panthers Line

Here are the current Bears-Panthers line, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

TeamSpreadMoneylineTotal
Saints-4 (-110)-18647 (-110)
Bears+4 (-110)+15647 (-110)

Spread

As of Monday afternoon, the Bears vs. Panthers odds are moving in favor of Chicago. After initially opening as a three-point underdog late Sunday, the Bears are now a 2.5-point underdog against the Panthers at William Hill. That, of course, is significant as the spread is now under the key betting number of three.

One week after a fourth-quarterback comeback to knock off Tom Brady and the Bucs, Nick Foles and the Bears find themselves as a short underdog to an NFC South opponent once again. The Bears have a 4-1 record, sure, but they haven’t inspired a ton of confidence in reaching this point, at least not offensively. Chicago is averaging just 21 points per game thus far, which is 26th in the NFL.

But wins are wins, and the Bears have shown the ability to close late in games – and Nick Foles has been among the best quarterbacks in the league with the game on the line in recent seasons.

Meanwhile, first-year head coach Matt Rhule has the Panthers over .500 in mid-October, already equalling the projected win totals given by many experts that figured Carolina would need to go through a total rebuild in 2020. After opening 0-2, the Panthers will be looking for their fourth straight win.

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Moneyline

The Bears are +112 on the moneyline. The Panthers moneyline is priced at -136. It will be interesting to see how bettors react as the week progresses. Are sharp bettors believers in the upstart Panthers, or is this a team due to experience some regression?

Bears vs. Panthers Odds Over/Under

The over-under for the Bears and Panthers Week 6 game is 44 at PointsBet. This is right in line with the total of Chicago’s game last week.

That game, of course, produced a low-scoring 39 combined points to stay under the total. The Panthers, too, produced a combined 39 points in their game with Atlanta.

Chicago has the NFL’s No. 4 scoring defense, allowing just 20 points per game, while Carolina checks in at No. 12, allowing 23.6 points per game. Both teams possess below average offenses.

Bears vs. Panthers Line Analysis

Do these odds make sense? It really depends. The metrics show the Panthers and Bears are both fairly average teams. Ultimately, bettors will have to decide if the Foles magic and a top-five scoring defense will prevail against a Panthers team playing with a ton of confidence.

Where Is the Money Going?

Betting splits at popular sportsbooks such as DraftKings Sportsbook, PointsBet, and William Hill will soon reveal betting splits. As of Monday, only 40% of all point spread bets back the Bears, but 81% of the money is on Chicago. That probably explains why this spread is moving in favor of the Bears.

Bears vs. Panthers Props for Week 6

We don’t yet have Bears vs. Panthers 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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Author: BN Staff

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