NFL Week 5 betting picks are upon us! We kick things off with the Thursday Night game Buccaneers at Bears. The Chicago Bears will be trying to bounce back from their first loss of the season. This when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this week’s edition of Thursday Night Football. The game will be played at Soldier Field and is scheduled to begin at 8:20 PM. ET.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview
The Buccaneers have reeled off three consecutive wins after dropping their season-opener to the New Orleans Saints. Also, will try to make it four wins in a row when they face the Bears on Thursday night.
Offensively, the Buccaneers have played well. Averaging 30 points per game. They are throwing for 273.8 yards and rushing for 97.8 yards per game.
Tom Brady leads the team with 1,122 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Ronald Jones II leads the team with 253 rushing yards and one touchdown. While Scotty Miller leads the team with 250 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Tampa Bay has also played well defensively, giving up 23 points per game. They gave up 31 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better if they want to get the win.
- Chicago Bears Preview
The Bears had their three-game winning streak snapped by Indianapolis in their last game, giving Nick Foles a loss in his first start of the season. They will try to rebound from the loss and pick up a win over the Buccaneers on Thursday.
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Chicago has struggled offensively, averaging 21.3 points per game. The team is throwing for 232.8 yards and rushing for 110.5 yards per game.
Mitchell Trubisky leads the team with 560 passing yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions. However, he was benched for Foles, who has thrown for 437 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.
David Montgomery leads the team with 218 rushing yards, while Allen Robinson II leads the team with 331 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Chicago has done well defensively, giving up 20.3 points per game. They gave up 19 points in their last game and will need a similar performance this week if they want to beat the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers are favored to win this game by 5.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 44.5.
Even though the Bears have played well defensively, they haven’t faced an offense that is as good as Tampa Bay’s. Will have a hard time keeping up in this game. Take the Buccaneers and the over in this one.