Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints News & Picks
Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints Odds
|Chicago Bears||+10 -115||47 -110 O||+400|
|New Orleans Saints||-10 -105||47 -110 U||-500|
**Odds as of 01/07**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
Chicago was destroyed by Green Bay 35-16 in Week 17, thanks to Aaron Rodgers and his arm-cannon. Saints’ QB Drew Brees should have similar success against the Bears’ depleted secondary this Sunday in New Orleans. CBs Buster Skrine and Jaylon Johnson are both questionable for Chicago, and the Bears have their hands full.
It’s possible that Brees may have WR Michael Thomas and RB Alvin Kamara back in the fold, which spells trouble. The Saints scorched the Panthers 33-7 last week without either Thomas or Kamara available. RB Ty Montgomery shouldered the rushing load for New Orleans, gaining 105 yards on 18 carries. WR Emmanuel Sanders collected the lion’s share of Brees’ targets, catching nine balls for 63 yards and a TD.
This feels like an excellent tuneup game for the Saints, who hope to make a deep run with a healthy squad. New Orleans’ stalwart run D will bottle up Chicago RB David Montgomery, putting immense pressure on QB Mitch Trubisky to make plays. Trubisky has not traditionally thrived in these situations.
The Big Easy will gobble this young man up. Saints 36, Bears 16
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Against all odds, Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears are in the playoffs. Trubisky played well enough to remain under center instead of the more experienced Nick Foles but is RB David Montgomery who has been carrying the offensive load from the backfield.
Darnell Mooney has emerged as a good receiver, while Allen Robinson remains the No. 1. Cole Kmet has replaced Jimmy Graham as the No. 1 TE, but Graham remains as a reliable option when in the red zone.
The Bears average 23.3 points per game and the total has gone over in five of their last six games.
Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Michael Thomas will be ready to go but maybe not at 100%, and that’s why players such as Emmanuel Sanders, Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery could become the heroes.
The Saints average 30.1 points per game and the total has gone over in five of their last six games against an opponent from the NFC North.
New Orleans already beat Chicago 26-23 during the regular season. Nick Foles was under center for the Bears.
Go over once again.