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NFL Betting Preview and Pick - Buffalo Bills Underdogs vs Bears at Chicago

Buffalo Bills


Chicago Bears
Sunday, September 07, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Soldier Field

The Buffalo Bills have had big problems paying off as road underdogs on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks as they open their season on Sunday afternoon on the road against Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears.

The Bills are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games as road underdogs heading into Sunday, although they're also 7-2 ATS in their last nine season-opening contests. The OVER is 9-2 in the Bears' last 11 season-opening home games, and the OVER went 6-0 in games where the Bills were home chalk in 2013.

Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Buffalo Bills listed as 4.5-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the betting matchup was at 48.5 over at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 22-21 win for the Bears. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bears are 8-8 so far on the season, and 4-11-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Buffalo Bills, meanwhile, are 6-10 and 8-8 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Chicago go 12-4 and the Buffalo Bills go 10-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Buffalo injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Chicago Bears and the No. 16-ranked Buffalo Bills, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears Stats Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 27.81 PPG, against a Bills defense that ranks No. 20 this week at 24.25 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 267.56 yards per game, more than the Bills secondary allows through the air, 204.44 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Buffalo Bills feature the league's No. 31-rated road run defense, allowing 149.63 yards per game. The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 34-20 loser as they battled the Patriots on the road. The Bills failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 54 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Last time we saw the Bills, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Patriots rolled to a 34-20 victory at Gillette Stadium.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 33-28 result against the Packers on December 29. The Bears failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 61 combined points took the game OVER the total. Matt Forte went over the 100-yard mark (110) in his team's latest effort, but Green Bay still defeated Chicago by a score of 33-28.

Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears Betting Odds Trends

Buffalo is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Buffalo is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Miami, Sunday, September 14th
Chicago at San Francisco, Sunday, September 14th