Bucs vs Bears Betting Preview: Bet Tampa Bay -3 at Home

  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3.0-point favorites against the Chicago Bears.
  • The total is set at 41.5 points with -115 odds to go under.
  • Chicago was 1-7 on the road last season and was embarrassed in Week 1.

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are favored by 3.0 points against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Tampa Bay won Week 1 outright as a 6.5-point underdog, while Chicago lost by 18 points.

As a result, USA online sportsbooks offer -160 moneyline odds for the Buccaneers to win at home. The Bears were 1-7 on the road last season and looked out of sorts in Week 1.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Chicago Bears Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.0 (-110) -160 O41.5 (-105)
Chicago Bears +3.0 (-110) +135 U41.5 (-115)

Tampa Bay had +200 odds to beat the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, with online Florida sportsbooks unconfident in Baker Mayfield. Mayfield proved he can win games for the Bucs in Week 1.

Mayfield, Bucs D Key to Covering Spread vs Chicago

Although he’s no Tom Brady, Baker Mayfield impressed with a 61.8% completion percentage for 173 passing yards and two touchdowns in the win. Mayfield can cash the Bucs -160 moneyline odds against a Chicago defense that surrendered 245 passing yards and three touchdowns to Jordan Love.

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Chicago also struggled offensively in the 20-38 loss to the Packers, turning the ball over twice and going 3/13 on third downs. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay’s defense forced three turnovers in their Week 1 win against the Minnesota Vikings.

With Tampa Bay only allowing 47 rushing yards in Week 1, Justin Fields is more likely to throw interceptions if the run game isn’t established. Chicago led the NFL in rushing yards per game last season, so neutralizing the run is huge for the Buccaneers covering a 3.0-point spread on Sunday.

A superior defense and impressive offense make the -110 odds at NFL online sportsbooks valuable for Tampa Bay to cover the spread against Chicago.