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Chicago Looks to Stay Undefeated With a Home Win Over Indianapolis

Nick Foles getting the start vs Colts

The Chicago Bears are off to a somewhat surprising 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS start that includes a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks. The Bears will try to extend their winning streak Sunday afternoon in Chicago when they host the Indianapolis Colts.

Indianapolis Colts vs Chicago Bears
  • Date/Time: October 4, 1 p.m. ET
  • Stadium: Soldier Field
  • TV Coverage: CBS
  • Opening Odds: Colts -2 | O/U 45 (Line History)
  • Colts vs Bears Matchup Report

Opening Odds Analysis

Indianapolis opened as a 2-point road favorite in Chicago and has been bet up slightly to -2.5. The opening total of 45 points has remained steady. The Bears have historically been a strong play as home underdogs with an 11-3-1 ATS record in their last 15 games as one.

Indianapolis News & Notes

The Indianapolis Colts have bounced back nicely from a 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in their season opener, picking up back-to-back blowout wins of 28-11 over the Minnesota Vikings and 36-7 over the New York Jets.

Philip Rivers had his best game in a Colts uniform in Sunday’s win against the Jets, going 17-for-21 for 217 passing yards with one touchdown pass and no interceptions.

Indianapolis’s defense has passed the eye test over the last two weeks, but both the Vikings and Jets are off to 0-3 SU starts to the 2020 season. Chicago has been a pesky team to put away this season with 41 points scored in the fourth quarter, so the Colts defense could potentially be put to the test in this one. The Colts are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against NFC opponents.

Chicago News & Notes

It isn’t often that you see a 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS team make a quarterback change that isn’t forced by injury. But that’s exactly what has happened in Chicago as the Bears hand over the starting reins to Nick Foles.

Mitchell Trubisky was pulled from Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter after going 13-for-22 with only 128 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception. Foles went 16-for-29 with 188 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception to erase a 26-10 Falcons lead and earn Chicago a 30-26 win.

After the game, head coach Matt Nagy announced the move was permanent. Like the Colts, the Bears haven’t really been tested through the first three weeks of the season as the Falcons, New York Giants and Detroit Lions are a combined 1-8 SU. Foles figures to be an upgrade over Trubisky, whose inconsistency landed Chicago in big holes against Detroit and Atlanta.

Betting Pick: UNDER 45

The Bears and Colts both have strong defenses. They also have offensive numbers that have likely been inflated by weak opponents. Both teams should settle into a defensive showdown and produce a low score Sunday in Chicago.

Shark Bites
  • Indianapolis is 0-6 SU in its last 6 road games.
  • Chicago is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in Chicago’s last 6 home games.