- The total for the game is set at 47.0 with -110 odds on both sides.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are favored by 7.0 points in the first half.
- Chris Godwin has a betting line of -110 odds on OVER 72.5 receiving yards.
TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon in a rather lopsided matchup.
The Buccaneers are usually in high-scoring games as the average total of their games is 56.5 points. However, legal betting sites have the total for this matchup set far below their normal.
This is likely due to the Chicago Bears having the lowest average game score in the NFL (37 points).
Buccaneers vs Bears Total Odds
- OVER 47.0 -110
- UNDER 47.0 -110
While the Bucs have the third-highest average total in NFL, there’s not a team that sees more total points than when Tampa Bay plays on their home field. Games at Raymond James Stadium are seeing 65.0 points per game this season.
It’ll be interesting to see whether the tendencies of Tampa Bay or Chicago prove to be the winning side, but it’s probably more likely that the Buccaneers score enough points to hit this OVER.
Best Game Prop: First-Half Spread
Tampa Bay is scoring the third-most first-half points per game with 16.7 while the Bears are putting up just 8.7 points on average. Those betting on the NFL can find the spread at a touchdown.
First Half Spread Odds
- Chicago Bears +7.0 -120
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -7.0 EVEN
However, it should be noted that the Chicago defense is the number one defensive scoring unit in the first half, allowing just 6.0 points per game. Tampa is in the middle of the pack with their average of 10.7 points allowed per first half.
Despite the solid defense in Chicago, Tampa has Tom Brady who is leading the NFL in passing yards while the Bears have Justin Fields who has the second-lowest completion percentage in the entire league.
Best Player Prop: Chris Godwin Receiving Yards
The major online sportsbooks seem to not have adjusted nearly enough to the news of Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski being ruled out of the game. The team that throws the ball on 67.55% of their plays will likely have a receiver or two have a big game.
Chris Godwin Receiving Yards
- OVER 72.5 -110
- UNDER 72.5 -115
Chris Godwin is averaging 68.1 receiving yards per game this season, but will now have fewer players taking away targets from him.
He’s had at least five targets in every game this season but has high upside as he’s logged double-digit targets twice. Grabbing five extra yards above his average without Brown or Gronkowski shouldn’t be a tough ask.
CBS will have coverage of the game beginning at 4:25 p.m. EST.
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Nick is a sports writer and die-hard sports fan. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, he enjoys kicking back and relaxing with a good video game.