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Bears Look to Maintain Perfect Road Record in Indianapolis

Alshon Jeffrey Bears

The Chicago Bears hope to follow up their first straight up win of the season with a fourth consecutive road victory over Indianapolis when they visit the Colts this weekend in an NFL Week 5 betting matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Colts' last 15 games as favorite.
  • The Colts are 5-1 SU in their last six games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Bears are 2-11 SU and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog of 5.0 or less.

After opening with three straight SU and against the spread losses, the Bears discovered an offensive touch in last weekend's 17-14 win over Detroit as 3-point home underdogs. Quarterback Bryan Hoyer has thrown for over 300 yards in consecutive starts, while the defense held an opponent to under 21 points for the first time in nine outings.

The Bears are 6-2 SU in their past eight against Indianapolis, including a pair of outright wins as betting underdogs. Chicago is also a perfect 3-0 SU and ATS on the road against the Colts since their move to Indianapolis, surrendering just 14.3 points per game in those contests.

The Indianapolis offensive line allowed pivot Andrew Luck to be sacked six times in last week's 30-27 loss to Jacksonville as 1-point chalk. The Colts have failed to record consecutive SU wins in their past seven as favorites, and are a dismal 3-8 ATS in their last 11 when getting the nod at the sportsbooks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Indianapolis Colts were listed as -4.5-point favorites at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 47.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 26-21 result in favor of the Colts. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Chicago Bears vs Indianapolis Colts Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Indianapolis Colts are 1-3 overall and 1-3 ATS against the spread, while the Bears are 1-3 and 1-3 ATS. As for the totals, Indianapolis is 3-1 on the OU, and Chicago is 1-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indianapolis vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Indianapolis Colts) and the No. 24 (Chicago Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Indianapolis Colts No. 9-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Chicago Bears defense that ranks No. 19 at 24.25 PPG. The Colts passing attack has averaged 261.25 yards per game, more than the Bears give up through the air (210 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chicago Bears feature the league's No. 30-rated road run defense, allowing 165 yards per game. The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brian Hoyer led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 302 yards Sunday as the Bears downed the Lions 17-14 at Soldier Field.

Andrew Luck threw a pair of TD passes in Indianapolis's last match, but they were defeated anyway by Jacksonville 30-27 in Week 4 action on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
  • Indianapolis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Indianapolis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games
  • Indianapolis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Jacksonville, Sunday, October 16th
Indianapolis at Houston, Sunday, October 16th