Las Vegas Raiders vs. Chicago Bears: Best Odds and Preview for Week 5


By BestOdds Analyst | October 4, 2021, 8:38 pm

The Las Vegas Raiders (3-0) are the favorites, expected to win by at least a field goal but less than a touchdown (currently -5.5) over the Chicago Bears (2-2). The Raiders have taken three games straight. The expected point total for the matchup is set at 45.5.

Best odds for Raiders vs. Bears

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NFL matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Chicago Bears in which the Bears are currently the pick to cover the spread at sportsbooks based on money wagered, yet the Raiders have picked up a majority of the total number of tickets wagered.

Raiders Vs. Bears Spread Betting Action

Raiders vs Bears Moneyline Action
Raiders Bears
Bet % 55% 45%
Stake % 34% 66%

Las Vegas stats and betting info

Betting trends for Las Vegas

  • Las Vegas is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
  • Out of Las Vegas’ three games with a set total, two have hit the over (66.7%).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 401.0 (1203) 1
Rush yards 91.3 (274) 24
Points scored 30.0 (90) 19
Pass yards against 248.3 (745) 12
Rush yards against 120.3 (361) 19
Points allowed 24.0 (72) 16

Key players for Las Vegas

  • Derek Carr has thrown for 1,203 yards (401.0 ypg) to lead Las Vegas, completing 64.7% of his passes and collecting six touchdown passes compared to two interceptions this season.
  • Peyton Barber has 143 rushing yards on 36 carries with one touchdown.
  • This season, Kenyan Drake has carried the ball 21 times for 44 yards (14.7 per game), while also racking up 138 yards through the air.
  • Henry Ruggs III’s team-leading 237 yards as a receiver have come on 11 catches (out of 19 targets) with one touchdown.
  • Darren Waller has hauled in 20 receptions totaling 224 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Bryan Edwards has racked up 10 grabs for 210 yards, an average of 70.0 yards per game..

Las Vegas injuries

Raiders: Maliek Collins: Questionable (Shoulder), Rico Gafford: Questionable (Hamstring), Henry Ruggs III: Questionable (Knee), Bryan Edwards: Out (Ankle), Trent Brown: Questionable (Calf)

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Chicago stats and betting info

Betting trends for Chicago

  • Chicago is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Bears are winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • One of Chicago’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 152.3 (609) 32
Rush yards 122.8 (491) 9
Points scored 16.0 (64) 30
Pass yards against 268.3 (1073) 17
Rush yards against 112.0 (448) 14
Points allowed 22.8 (91) 10

Key players for Chicago

  • Justin Fields leads Chicago with 347 yards on 25-of-52 passing with zero touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 55 rushing yards (13.8 ypg) on 17 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
  • The team’s top rusher, David Montgomery, has carried the ball 69 times for 309 yards (77.3 per game) with three touchdowns.
  • Damien Williams has rushed for 73 yards on 16 carries with one touchdown.
  • Darnell Mooney has racked up 226 receiving yards on 17 receptions to pace his team so far this season.
  • Allen Robinson II has collected 149 receiving yards (37.3 yards per game) and one touchdown on 13 receptions.
  • Cole Kmet has racked up 59 reciving yards (14.8 ypg) this season.

Chicago injuries

Bears: Sherrick McManis: Doubtful (Hamstring), Deon Bush: Out (Hamstring), Darnell Mooney: Questionable (Shoulder)

Pick for Raiders vs. Bears

The Bears are favored to cover the spread against the Raiders based on our in-depth statistical analysis combined with the bet split data from regulated betting sites.

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