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Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Predictions & Tips


Tampa Bay can beat Chicago by at least a couple of touchdowns to cover.

Tom Brady will be motivated to avenge last season’s loss to the Bears that saw him forget the down.

He can capitalise on the inevitable busted coverages that will come in Chicago’s secondary.

And on the opposite side of the football the Bucs are backed to shut down Chicago’s toothless offense.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-0 at home this season
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers are winning by an average of 17.7 points per game at home
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank #3 in points per game (32.5)
  • Chicago Bears are 30th in the NFL in scoring offense (16.3 points per game)
  • Chicago Bears have lost by 20 points in 2 of their 3 road games

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  • Chicago Bears lead the all-time series 40-20
  • Chicago Bears beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-19 last season

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Chicago are hanging around in the playoff picture after a 3-3 start to the season.

The Bears opened with a 34-14 defeat to the Los Angeles Rams but a week later the defense led them to a 20-17 victory over Cincinnati.

An embarrassing 26-6 loss at Cleveland followed, but Chicago bounced back with back-to-back wins over Detroit (24-14) and Las Vegas (20-9).

They returned to losing ways last weekend though, falling to a 24-14 defeat at home to Green Bay.

QB Justin Fields continues to show flashes even if the stats don’t look great. He is 53/99 for 632 yards, two touchdowns and three picks. He has 102 yards rushing and a score.

Rookie Khalil Herbert has made the most of David Montgomery’s injury. He has rushed for 172 yards and a score in the last two games.

Darnell Mooney leads the team in receiving with 25 catches for 306 yards and a score.

All of this has resulted in the Bears offense ranking third-worst in scoring and last in the league in total offense.

The defense did lead the league in sacks after last weekend though, and it currently ranks #7 in total defense and #8 in points allowed per game.

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Tampa Bay have won five of their first six games and have been perfect at home so far.

The Bucs needed a late field goal to snatch a 31-29 win over Dallas but made much more straightforward work of Atlanta (48-25) a week later.

They fell to the Rams in Los Angeles, 34-24, but bounced back immediately as Brady enjoying a winning return to New England, 19-17.

Tampa then blew out Miami 45-17 before fending off a Philadelphia fightback to win 28-22.

QB Tom Brady has gone 183/267 for 2,064 yards, 17 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also has a rushing score.

Brady is spoiled for choice in the passing game with three players over the 400-yard mark.

Mike Evans has 420 yards and four TDs, Antonio Brown has 418 yards and four scores, and Chris Godwin has 409 yards and two TDs. Rob Gronkowski has four TDs.

Leonard Fournette has been productive out of the backfield with 545 yards from scrimmage and three TDs.

Tampa Bay’s offense ranks third in the league in points per game (32.5) and third in the league in total offense.

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Verdict

Brady remembers embarrassing himself by forgetting the down last season. He will want revenge.

The Bucs are expected to put plenty of points on the board and the Bears simply won’t be able to keep pace.

Chicago may stick around for a while thanks to the defense, but Tampa are tipped to pull away after half-time to cover.

Best Bet: Tampa Bay -12.5 Spread $1.90 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Chicago -16.5 Team Points $1.90 at Neds - 1 Unit

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