It’s not a good time to be a Buffalo Bills fans. The Bills are 2-6 through the first eight weeks of the season and their outlook is not getting any brighter. It’s a completely different story for the Chicago Bears, who remain in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs with a 4-3 record. The Bears are also +250 to win the NFC North.
Betting Preview for the Chicago Bears vs Buffalo Bills NFL Season Week 9 Game on November 4, 2018
Where: New Era Field, Buffalo
When: Sunday, November 4. 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Chicago Bears (odds) vs Buffalo Bills (odds) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Chicago Bears (4-3)
The Bears began the season with most people thinking that they were mostly just about Khalil Mack. These days, they have proven they are more than a team that brandishes arguably the best pass rusher in the league. In fact, they defeated the New York Jets last Sunday, 24-10, even without Mack, who missed the game due to an ankle injury. The Bears limited the Jets to only 207 total yards and let New York run the ball for a paltry average of 2.5 yards per carry. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is starting to get confident in the pocket, which should terrify future opponents. Against the Jets. Trubisky threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. He also rushed for 51 yards on six carries. That’s how confident the second-year pro has has become and he’ll be facing another mediocre team this coming Sunday in the form of the Bills. Still, it’s the defense that should be the bigger nightmare for Buffalo, especially if Mack returns, which is very much likely considering he was close to playing last week. The Bills’ offensive line looks like it’s about to get torched by Mack and company as it has allowed the fourth-most sacks this season with 29.
The over is 3-1 in Chicago’s last four games.
Betting on the Buffalo Bills (2-6)
Another meeting with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have led to another loss for the Bills, who dropped to 2-6 after taking a 25-6 defeat to the defending AFC champions. That’s not the only consistent narrative to come out of that game, as the Bills have scored fewer than seven points for the second game in a row. That means they haven’t scored a touchdown since Week 6’s 20-13 road loss to the Houston Texans. With rookie quarterback Josh Allen out again with an elbow injury, the Bills turned again to veteran Derek Anderson to guide the offense, and though he passed for 290 yards, he wasn’t able to find the end zone and threw an interception while also getting sacked three times for a loss of 26 yards. Anderson is likely to start again this weekend. The backfield was a wasteland for Buffalo, too. LeSean McCoy rushed for just 13 yards on 12 carries, though, that’s more of a testament of how bad Buffalo’s offensive line was. The Bills’ defense kept the game close entering the fourth quarter, but the wheels came off for Buffalo in the final period wherein the Pats outscored them, 13-0. Still, the Bills are sixth in the league in passing defense with only 222.8 passing yards allowed per game.
The Bills are 3-2 ATS in their last five home games.
Chicago wins, 28-10.
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