Today is the day the Chicago Bears take the field for a playoff game in New Orleans. They are heavy underdogs (+11), obviously, but stranger things have happened lately. Seriously, have you been watching the news?
The New Orleans Saints are going to throw the kitchen sink at the Bears defense this afternoon. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara are healthy and active, Drew Brees is beginning what could likely be his final postseason stretch, and they have a coach named Sean Payton. Maybe you’ve heard of him.
If it’s one thing the Bears have, it’s a no-quit mentality. All season long, this team showed an unbelievable amount of heart. Week One against Detroit, Week Four against Atlanta, Week Five against Tampa Bay, the list goes on.
Let’s make one thing clear about this afternoon: The Bears are not going to be an easy out. That makes the lines very interesting on PointsBet.
Three Best Bets For Bears vs. Saints
David Montgomery Anytime Touchdown (+160)
If you don’t bet this right now, you’re crazy. David Montgomery is going to be the Bears workhorse this afternoon. Matt Nagy is not giving Mitch Trubisky the keys in a playoff game that could change his future as the head of the team. Montgomery finished 2020 as a top-five rusher in the NFL. How crazy is that?
The Bears went for 5 weeks without a run game, and Montgomery still managed to be one of the best backs in the league. He will touch the ball 20-25 times this afternoon, and I do not doubt that he will find the end zone. $50 nets you $175.
Allen Robinson Over 73.5 Yards Receiving (-115)
No Darnell Mooney today for the Bears, and that means Allen Robinson and Jimmy Graham are going to have busy days. Robinson remains Trubisky’s favorite target and should see double-digit catches today if the Bears are competing. $50 nets you $93.
Single Game Teaser: Bears +16.5 / Over 41
A reminder that PointsBet has given all spreads the same odds for today’s game. Basically, this bet says the Bears will keep the score within two touchdowns and both teams will score over 41 points combined.
The Saints have a top-five offense in the league, and the Bears are without their best defensive player from 2020 Roquan Smith. Smith is a huge part of the Bears run defense and covering players like Kamara in the passing game. The game should soar over 41 points, and the Bears should be able to keep it within that margin. $50 gets you $93 and change.
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