The Bears snuck into the NFL PLayoffs despite a loss to the Packers in Week 17. Now, the No.2 Saints host No. 7 Chicago in the Wild Card Round. Can they pull off the upset?
Here's what the betting data says.
This matchup features the biggest mismatch of the weekend, according to oddsmakers. The Saints, who come into Sunday's game at 12-4 on the season, are -480 on the moneyline, implying an 82.8% chance they win outright. Meanwhile, the Bears are +400 to pull off the upset. The betting public seems to agree with oddsmakers, as 91.2% of all moneyline bets are on the Saints to advance.
NFL Wild Card Round: Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints Team Spread Odds
Not only are the moneyline odds indicative of a blowout this Sunday, but this game between the Bears and Saints also features the biggest spread of the entire opening round. As of now, the Saints enter this game as 9.5-point favorites at -108. You may expect such a large spread to scare some bettors off, but it hasn't 73.7% of point-spread wagers have been on the Saints to cover the massive spread.
NFL Wild Card Round: Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints Total Points Odds
The Saints and Bears have both been led by their defenses this year, so the low total of 47 points isn't exactly surprising. New Orleans only allowed 21.1 points per game this season, and the Bears allowed 23.1. Still, bettors are expecting more of a shootout come Sunday. 61% of all Over/Under wagers are on the over.
|Team||ML Odds||Point Spread|
|Chicago Bears||+400||+9.5 (+100)|
|New Orleans Saints||-480||-9.5 (-108)|