Indianapolis Colts vs Chicago Bears News & Picks
Indianapolis Colts vs Chicago Bears Odds
|Indianapolis Colts||-2½ -110||43 -110 O||-135|
|Chicago Bears||+2½ -110||43 -110 U||+115|
**Odds as of 10/01**
Straight Up (Sebastian Morera)
The Bears are one of three undefeated teams in the NFC. It’s a little surprising but not all that shocking when considering they’ve faced the Lions, Giants and the 2020 Falcons. I was expecting Chicago to lose to the Falcons but didn’t account for the team switching over to Super Bowl-winning quarterback Nick Foles. Anyone who watched the game saw a visible change over the team once Foles came into the game. Now with a proven leader at the helm, Chicago has an opportunity to build on their undefeated season.
So will Foles be able to take out Rivers and the Colts? Indianapolis comes in with a defense that ranks No. 1 overall in the league in points allowed. The Bears rank 8th in points allowed so Rivers will have a tough time as well. Nevertheless, I’m expecting Chicago’s undefeated streak to come to an end this weekend.
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
After a shocking loss to the Jaguars in Week 1, the Indianapolis Colts have handed out home-cooked beatdowns in consecutive weeks. The Colts choked out the Vikings 28-11, and then pounded the Jets to pulp with a 36-7 victory. Indianapolis is trending upwards, and the defense is leading the way.
Veteran gunslinger Philip Rivers has been relegated to game management mode, for the most part. The emergence of rookie RB Jonathan Taylor and TE Mo Alie-Cox have made that transition a smooth one so far. However, how will they deal with the undefeated Chicago Bears?
The Bears’ players seem to have rabbit’s feet in their jockstraps for good luck, and they find ways to win. Chicago has won each of its games by exactly four points, and almost always the game has been decided on the final play. The Bears’ D has been respectable against the pass, keeping Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan under 300 yards passing, and only allowing them one touchdown apiece. The Bears can handle Rivers.
Now that Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky has been replaced by superhero Nick Foles, the magic is back in balance. Foles wasn’t perfect in relief of Trubisky vs the Falcons, but he did tip the scales in favor of the Bears. Materializing as another lucky charm for Chicago to cherish, Foles will help the Bears to beat the Colts and remain undefeated.
It’s Raining Ducketts: Free ATS Pick, Chicago Bears +2.5
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
The Indianapolis Colts have found a balanced offense with QB Philip Rivers, WR’s Zach Pascal, T.Y. Hilton, TE Mo Alie-Cox and RB Jonathan Taylor.
They average 28 points per game and the total has gone under in 4 of their last 6 games.
Nick Foles is the new starting QB for the Chicago Bears and their offense should be a lot better.
Right now, the Bears average 24.7 points per game and the total has gone under in 5 of their last 6 games at home. Go under in a close one.