The Oakland Raiders are gunning for their best start since their last Super Bowl run in 2002. They have a great opportunity to do that in Week 4 when they visit Soldier Filed to face the shorthanded Chicago Bears.
The NFL week 4 betting line has the visiting Raiders as 2.5-point favorites to beat the Bears. The game kicks off on CBS this Sunday, October, 4th at 1:00 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game via CBSsports.com.
Oakland is on a two-game winning streak. They won both games as underdogs. On the flip side, the Bears opened the season and kept pace with the deadly Packers until late in the game. Chicago’s next two games were blowouts and now they are one of four 0-3 teams.
A Closer Look At The Oakland Raiders Vs Chicago Bears NFL Week 4 Line & Betting Preview
What: Oakland Raiders (2-1) at Chicago Bears (1-2)
When: Sunday, October, 4, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Chicago, IL
Stadium: Soldier Field
Weather: 62° F / Scattered Clouds
Spread: Oakland -2.5
Moneyline: Oakland -133 vs Chicago Bears +113
Game Total: 44.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Oakland vs Chicago
Are The Raiders Competitive Again?
The Raiders won their second straight game by beating up on Cleveland in its 27-20 Week 3 win to cash in as a 3.5-point road underdog. Second-year signal-caller Derek Carr completed 20 of 32 passes in the win for 314 yards and two touchdowns while running back Latavius Murray added 139 yards and one score on 26 carries.
The Raiders are ranked seventh in total yards and passing and a solid 10th in scoring (25.7 ppg). Unfortunately, Oakland is also ranked a dismal 28th in points allowed (28.7).
— First Take (@FirstTake) October 1, 2015
Jay Cutler or Jimmy Clausen?
The Bears looked absolutely pitiful in punting every single time they had the ball in their emphatic 26-0 shutout loss against Seattle. Starting in place of injured starter Jay Cutler, backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen completed just 9 of 17 passes for 63 yards while the Bears were held to just 146 total yards of offense. Every one the Bears offensive series ended in a punt.
Chicago never came close to covering the spread as a 16.5-point road dog against the Seahawks and is ranked a pitiful 28th in total offense and an even more dismal 31st in scoring (15.3ppg). Defensively, the Bears also rank dead last in pints allowed defensively (35.0 ppg).
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 1, 2015
Betting Stats Related To This Matchup:
A whopping 68 percent of the betting public likes Oakland to cover the spread and I’m in total agreement, seeing as how Chicago can’t score – or stop the opposition from scoring.
Chicago is just 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and have about as much chance of beating Oakland in this game as I have of beating LeBron James in a game of 1-on-1.
52 percent of the betting public likes the Under, but I’m thinking the Over is the right pick here with these two teams combining to allow a whopping 63.7 points per game defensively.
The Over is 6-0 in Oakland ‘s last six games and 8-1 in Chicago ‘s last nine games against a team with a winning record.