The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to extend their win streak when they welcome the Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium in Week 7. The Bears, meanwhile, are aiming to get back to over .500 after losing to the Green Bay Packers last week. Check out our preview of this Bears vs. Buccaneers game below.
Betting Preview for the Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Regular Season Week 7 Game on October 24, 2021
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
When: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Chicago Bears (+12.5)
Regular Season Record: 3-3
After getting owned by Aaron Rodgers in their 24-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field in Week 6, the Bears are bracing for impact when they hit the ground in Week 7 against another future Hall of Famer quarterback in Tom Brady. Despite their struggles this season, the Bears can still rely on their defense. The problem for them is mostly on the other side of the ball, as the offense continues to figure things out with Justin Fields under center. The Bears are also dealing with key injuries. David Montgomery is still out, while Damien Williams is questionable for Week 7 because of COVID-19. Fortunately for the Bears, third-string running back Khalil Herbert is showing promise. He just rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries against Green Bay. Tampa Bay’s run defense is stout, though, so Fields will need to be better handling the rock and stretching the field with wide receivers Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney. It’s a plus for them that that Bucs’ secondary is banged up. They can make things happen on Sunday.
The under is 5-0 in the Bears’ last five games.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-12.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-1
The Bucs recorded their third win in a row and fifth overall this season by beating the Philadelphia Eagles on the road in Week 6, 28-22. That game was played on a Thursday night, so the extra days of rest are great for 44-year-old Tom Brady’s legs. Brady passed for 297 yards and two touchdowns with an interception on 34/42 completions against the Eagles. Running back Leonard Fournette picked up 81 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. Chicago’s pass rush is arguably the best in the NFL, but the Bucs have a fantastic offensive line to protect Brady as well. In fact, the Bucs have allowed just nine sacks this season and are third in the NFL with a 3.23 percentage on sacks allowed percentage. Better protection means more time for Brady to see his talented weapons downfield in Antonio Brown, Chris Godwin, and Mike Evans. That’s a big reason why the Bucs are No. 1 in the NFL with 340.7 passing yards per game.
The over is 4-1 in the Buccaneers’ last five home games.
The Buccaneers win, 30-14.
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