Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders Prediction & Betting Odds - NFL Picks
October 03, 2019
The Chicago Bears (3-1) meet the Oakland Raiders (2-2) in what will be the first NFL game of the season to take place in the UK when they play at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday evening (local time).
Chicago stretched their current winning streak to three games with a 16-6 win on home turf against division rival the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday. It was another game in which the Bears’ defense stood out, with them having only allowed 11.3 points a game this season to date.
Oakland also come into this game on the back of a win, having surprisingly beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-24 on the road last weekend. With the Raiders only scoring at an average of 19.8 points a game this season, it was a particularly impressive performance to put more than 30 points on the board.
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Bears vs Raiders Betting Lines & Pick
Looking at Bears vs Raiders predictions for this game, the Chicago Bears will be generally expected to win. However, there is a major doubt over the availability of their starting quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, who came off with a dislocated shoulder and a slight labrum tear in Sunday’s game against the Vikings.
If Trubisky is unavailable, Chase Daniel is the Bears back-up QB. Daniel didn’t let anyone down when he came on for Trubisky against the Vikings, but the absence of their regular QB would have to be seen as a blow for the Chicago offense in London.
The Bears are the favourites on the Money Line at odds of -240 (1.41) at Betway, with the Oakland Raiders betting line set at +200 (3.00) with bet365. On the Point Spread market, Chicago -5.5 are -110 (1.90) with bet365, with Oakland +5.5 at -110 (1.90) with bet365.
However, we’ll go to the Total Points betting for our NFL tip here, with bet365 offering odds of +425 (5.25) on 21-30 points. With question marks over the availability the Chicago QB and taking into account their excellent defensive record, points could be on the low side.
Bears v Raiders Pick: Total Points – 21-30 Points @ +425 (5.25) with bet365