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Bears Look to Start Rare Win Streak Against Visiting Panthers

The Chicago Bears will try to reward loyal sports bettors for a third straight week when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in an NFL Week 7 matchup at Soldier Field. The Bears have covered in consecutive weeks, including last week’s 27-24 upset win at Baltimore as 5-point underdogs. The Panthers are coming off a 28-23 loss to Philadelphia as 3-point home chalk to fall to 4-2 SU.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 2-7 SU in its last nine games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Panthers’ last three games against the Bears.
  • The Panthers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games as road favorites.

The Bears have failed to record consecutive outright wins since November 2015, and are just 1-4 SU over their past five home dates. But Chicago has regularly paid out in contests at Soldier Field, covering in three home dates this season and going 8-2 ATS over the past 10.

The NFC South-leading Panthers take a three-game SU road winning streak into the Windy City that includes stunning upset victories over the New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions. Carolina has also been a reliable performer when favored on the road by four or fewer points, going 6-3 SU over its past nine, but has covered just once in its past five.

Sunday marks the first clash between these clubs in three years. The home team has won and covered in each of their past three meetings, including a 31-24 Panthers win as 1.5-point home chalk. The Bears posted a 13-3 win as 3-point home underdogs in the only matchup between these teams featuring a road favorite, back in 2005.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Bears were 3-point underdogs at oddsmaker shops such as Bovada, while the NFL total was set at 41 for OVER/UNDER totals betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 20-19 result in favor of the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bears currently sport a record of 2-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Carolina Panthers are 4-2 and 3-2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Chicago Bears post a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Carolina Panthers have gone 4-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Carolina injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Bears rated this week at No. 30 and the Carolina Panthers sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Bears' No. 28-ranked offense (17.5 PPG) against a Carolina Panthers defense that ranks No. 10 at 20.33 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 170.83 yards per game, less than the Panthers give up through the air (196.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Panthers own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 60.33 yards per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 4 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Panthers were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 28-23 score against Philadelphia.

Jordan Howard ran through the Baltimore defense for 167 yards in Chicago's last game, handing the Ravens a 27-24 setback on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
  • Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Chicago is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games
  • Chicago is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina at Tampa Bay, Sunday, October 29
Chicago at New Orleans, Sunday, October 29