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Week 12 Betting Line Favors the Chicago Bears over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Chicago Bears
Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Soldier Field

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Chicago Bears in a battle of teams coming off surprisingly solid wins last weekend. Following three devastating SU and ATS losses, including losses to New England and Green Bay in which they gave up a combined 106 points, the 4-6 Bears responded with a solid 21-13 win over Minnesota last weekend, recording their first home win since Week 14 of last season.

The 2-8 Bucs shocked the heavily favored Washington Redskins last weekend, winning 27-7 in DC as 7-point dogs, led by rookie WR Mike Evans' 209 yards and two TDs. The win ended the Bucs' five-game SU losing streak and was the first game in their last five in which they scored greater than 17 points, with the UNDER prevailing in each of their last four outings.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 46.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 17-16 victory for the Bears. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bears are 4-6 so far on the season, and 4-6 ATS vs the point spread. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meanwhile, are 2-8 and 4-6 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Chicago go 6-4 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go 4-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 26-rated Chicago Bears and the No. 31-rated Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this matchup.

How Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Bears No. 19-ranked offense (21.5 PPG) against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 30 at 27.9 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 258.8 yards per game, less than the Buccaneers give up through the air (266.1 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 114.8 yards per game. The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, ranks No. 10 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Evans was good for 209 receiving yards in the Buccaneers's most recent action, helping his team to a 27-7 victory over the Redskins.

Chicago comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Jay Cutler in defeating the Vikings 21-13.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Tampa Bay is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chicago's last 14 games
Chicago is 2-11-1 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Cincinnati, Sunday, November 30th
Chicago at Detroit, Thursday, November 27th