Free NFL Prediction: Raiders vs Bears
Week 4 NFL betting sees the Oakland Raiders taking on the Chicago Bears on Sunday October 4th at Soldier Field Chicago, IL. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Oakland Raiders (2-1) at Chicago Bears (0-3)
Date: Sunday October 4
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Soldier Field Chicago, IL
ATS Betting Lines: Raiders -3
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: 44.5
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Really, the Oakland Raiders are a road betting favorite? Yeah, pretty rare, but when you are facing the Bears that is the reality. Chicago is winless this season and dating back to last season they have lost 7 straight games. On the other side of the coin the Raiders are off to a surprising 2-1 start.
With the Raiders winning their last game in Cleveland they snapped their 11-game road losing streak.
The Bears were embarrassed in their last game losing 27-0 to the Seattle Seahawks while the Raiders won their 2nd straight with a 27-20 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Derek Carr was 22/23 for 314 passing yards and 2 TD in the win over the Browns and the Chicago secondary will have a tough task facing the WR tandem of Amari Cooper and Michal Crabtree.
Oakland RB Latavius Murray rushed for 139 yards against Cleveland and that is also a big worry since the weakness of the Chicago defense is defending the run.
The Bears may also lack a solid pass-rush in the game, as in the beginning of the week they dealt Jared Allen to the Carolina Panthers.
Jay Cutler is out so Jimmy Clausen will get another start under center this Sunday and in the Seattle loss he was 9/17for a whopping 63 passing yards. He will get his chances in this game facing a Raiders pass defense that ranks 30th in the league.
For Chicago to win this game they will need a solid effort from RB Matt Forte, who has been solid this season and rushed for 74 yards in the loss to Seattle. Oakland ranks 13th in the NFL in run defense and they will get a heavy dose of Forte in this non-conference match up.
Hard to take the Raiders winning 2 in a row at home, but with the Bears in a mess I have to do just that.
NFL Betting Trends:
* Raiders are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
* Raiders are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win.
* Raiders have an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 games.
* Bears are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 home games.
* Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 44.5
Carr and Murray will not be stopped in this game, which is why Oakland leaves the Windy City with a W.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Raiders 35 – Bears 21
No Cutler no win for the Bears, who will fall to 0-4 with the loss.
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