Bears Vs Colts Line, Pick & TV InfoNoah Williams
After getting their first win of the season, the Chicago Bears head to Lucas Oil Field to face the Indianapolis Colts. Both teams are 1-3. The Week 5 NFL betting line favors the Colts by 4.5-points. Kicks-off is scheduled for this Sunday, October 9th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from the Lucas Oil Field, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Chicago Bears Vs Indianapolis Colts Line, Pick & TV Info
What: Chicago Bears (1-3) at Indianapolis Colts (1-3)
When: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Field
Line: Colts -4.5
Moneyline: Chicago +195 vs Indianapolis -235
Game Total: 47.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Chicago vs Indianapolis
Why Bet The Chicago Bears To Beat The Colts
It took the Bears four games a backup QB and backup RB to win their first game. However, the victory carried a heavy price as wide receiver Kevin White (19 rec, 187 yards, 0 TD), the team’s 2015 first-round pick, broke his left fibula and badly sprained his left ankle. White missed all of last season because of injuries to the same leg.
Chicago beat the Lions 17-14 and moved to 1-3 SU and 1-3 ATS. They average 15.5 points per game (31st) and allow 24.3 points per game (19th).
The Bears average 252.8 passing yards per game (15th). QB Brian Hoyer (697 yards, 4 TDs & 0 INTs) completed 28 of 36 passes for 302 yards, with two scores and zero interceptions against Detroit. Hoyer faced the Colts last season while with the Texans. He threw for 312 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a 27-20 loss.
WR Alshon Jeffery (17 rec, 317 yards, 0 TD) caught three of five targets for 46 yards Sunday last week. He still is dealing with a knee/hamstring injury.
Chicago averages 82.3 rushing yards per game (26th). RB Jordan Howard (35 car, 178 yards, 0 TD) is now the leading tailback after an ankle injury knocked RB Jeremy Langford (31 car, 116 yards, 2 TD) out of the lineup. Last week, Howard ran for 111 yards on 23 carries.
Chicago has the 12th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 210.0 passing yards per game (10th) and 123.5 rushing yards per game (26th). The Bears have six sacks this season (24th). Jerrell Freeman has 41 tackles.
Why Bet The Indianapolis Colts To Beat The Bears
The Indianapolis Colts have been disappointing in 2016 thus far. They dropped to 1-3 SU and ATS after losing 30-27 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London last week. They average 27.0 points per game (7th) and allow 31.3 points per game (30th) after four weeks.
The Colts average 261.3 passing yards per game (13th). QB Andrew Luck (1147 yards, 8 TDs & 3 INTs) can’t seem to find the time to find open receivers behind his porous OL. He has been sacked 15 times this season.
WR T.Y. Hilton (25 rec. 336 yards, 2 TDs) remains the top dog in the passing game. But Hilton can do better if Luck can find some time to throw. WR Phillip Dorsett (9 rec, 215 yards, 1 TD) averages 23.9 yards per reception; the best on the team.
Indianapolis averages 88.0 rushing yards per game (24th). RB Frank Gore (64 car, 253 yards, 2 TDs) doesn’t much in the tank at his age, but he’s the best back on the team. He’s averaging 63.3 rushing yards per game this season.
Indianapolis owns the 24th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 277.0 passing yards per game (25th) and 105.8 rushing yards per game (18th). The Colts have seven sacks the season. Sio Moore leads the team with 30 tackles, and Erik Walden has 4.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Indianapolis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Indianapolis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- Indianapolis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Indianapolis is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Colts at home can put up points and I don’t think the banged up Bears can keep up.
My final score prediction is Chicago 24, Indianapolis 31.