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Bears host Panthers in Week 8 action

Carolina PanthersChicago Bears
Oct 28, 1:00 PM | Grass of Soldier Field

Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears Odds


The Carolina Panthers hope to snap out of a long road drought when they visit the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field this Sunday. Carolina is 3-15 SU and 7-11 ATS in its last 18 games away from home.

Chicago has been one of the NFL's most profitable teams this season with a 5-1 SU and 4-1-1 ATS record. The Bears are 4-0 SU and 3-0-1 ATS over their last four games while Carolina is 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS over its last four.

View Carolina vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 999 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Bears and the No. 26-ranked Panthers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 34-14 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 8-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 20 at 24 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 206.3 yards per game, less than the Panthers give up through the air (245.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 125.5 yards per game. Chicago, meanwhile, ranks No. 10 in rushing offense at home.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 19-14 result against the Cowboys on October 21. The Panthers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 33 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Panthers suffered a Week 7 loss against Dallas in their last game, falling 19-14 at Bank of America Stadium.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 13-7 winner as they battled the Lions at home. The Bears earned a push in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 20 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Bears were Week 7 winners, coming out on top of the Lions by a score of 13-7.

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7

Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 6-4

A few Panthers at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Carolina is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Chicago is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago's last 16 games at home

Next up:
Carolina at Washington, Sunday, November 4
Chicago at Tennessee, Sunday, November 4