Free Week 7 NFL Prediction: Panthers vs Bears NFL Odds
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NFL Week 7 Handicapping
(4-2) Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears (2-4)
Date: Sunday, October 22nd
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois
Week 7 ATS Betting Lines: Panthers -3
NFL Week 7 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 7 NFL Betting Total: 41
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We are near the midway point of the NFL season and this matchup features the Panthers traveling to Soldier Field to face the Bears.
The Panthers come in after a tough loss to the Eagles on Thursday night football, while the Bears took care of the Ravens.
The last time the Panthers and the Bears matched up was in 2014 when the Panthers came out ahead 31-24.
The Panthers passing game has been a struggle all season long, as their group of receivers, combined with bad decision making by Cam Newtown, keep them as a mid tier team in the NFC.
Newton had a terrible game on Thursday, as he was 28-52 for 239 yards, with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions.
Besides the 3 turnovers the offense seemed to stall due to poor playcalling. For New town to have 11 rushes for 71 yards but Christian McCaffrey only carry the ball 4 times is not good for the offense and won’t result in many victories.
McCaffrey is a threat to score every time he touches the ball, and it will be smart to get him 15 -20 touches on the night.
Kelvin Benjamin has had an up and down start to the season, but came to play against the Eagles secondary. He caught 9 passes for 99 yards but did not find the end zone.
The Bears secondary played good against the Ravens, but I don’t expect the same success against a team with a much more talented QB.
Carson Wentz was inaccurate on some throws last week, but he made the plays when they counted. The Panthers secondary gave up 3 touchdown passes and didn’t force a turnover, but face a rookie QB coming off of a shaky start. Expect at least 2 interceptions from Carolina in this one.
The Bears got a surprising victory over the Ravens on Sunday, and will look to build momentum heading into week 7.
Mitch Trubisky is getting a lot of praise from fans and the coaching staff, but his numbers were not reflective of that praise.
He finished the game 8-16 for 113 yards and a touchdown pass. He will need to throw the ball more as I expect the Carolina offense to jump out to an early lead. Look for him to throw for under 200 yards and have 1 touchdown and a pair of picks.
The reason the Bears were able to win this game rests on the legs of Jordan Howard. He dominated most of the night as he carried the ball 36 times for 167 yards.
The smart plan would be to make sure Howard gets 25+ carries to keep the Panthers offense off the field, and if Howard gets that many touches he should easily pass the 100 yard mark,
The Bears secondary shut down Joe Flacco, which hasn’t been hard to do this season. He was forced into throwing two interceptions and only had 180 yards through the air for the game. I do not expect similar numbers this week so it should be a long night for the Bears defense.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Panthers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Bears are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 7.
- Panthers are 4-1-1 in their last 6 meetings.
- Road team is 4-1-1 in their last 6 meetings.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Panthers -3
The Panthers offense will have a good game, and should do enough to get the win.
NFL Free Week 7 Score Prediction: Panthers 24 – Chicago 10
Cam Newton will shake off the poor Thursday night game and make big plays down the field.
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