Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9/17/2023 – On Sunday, September 10th at 1:00 PM ET, NFL action heats up as the Chicago Bears face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Chicago. Both teams hope to make an early statement and this matchup should provide plenty of entertainment. The Chicago Bears are off to an inauspicious start in 2023. Preseason results left much to be desired and they fell to the Seattle Seahawks 24-13 in their regular-season opener. Yet their performance offered signs of promise.
The Buccaneers have also seen difficulty in recent times, posting just two wins against the spread in nine games since 2016. Their games often fell below total as 13 of 19 matchups came to pass without hitting an over/under line. Though successful against Chicago – going 9-3 straight up (SU), 2-8-1 against spread. The NFL week 2 betting picks are updated online with all the betting odds and trends on this important game.
Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9/17/2023
|Sunday, September 17, 2023 1:00 PM ET
|Raymond James Stadium
|43.5 o (-110)
|43.5 u (-110)
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Chicago quarterback Justin Fields demonstrated his skills against Seattle in their opening matchup, passing for 180 yards at a 55.6% completion rate while throwing two touchdowns and posting an impressive passer rating of 140 to give hope for Chicago’s offense. Running back Roschon Johnson recorded 98 rushing yards over three games (3.5 yards per carry average), while wide receiver DJ Moore made an impactful play by collecting 102 receiving yards with one touchdown reception.
But Chicago Bears have encountered major hurdles recently, as evidenced by their statistics and trends. They’ve struggled against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games, failing to cover it effectively; nine out of their last 12 total-goal matches have gone over, suggesting high-scoring matchups. Chicago’s struggles extend all the way into straight-up (SU) record where they remain winless since 2012 (straight-up record: winless in last ten), having trouble winning on the road (1-8 straight-up record in last nine away games).
Defending Super Bowl champions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers experienced a difficult preseason and regular season opener where they lost to the New England Patriots (25-20). Yet even after this loss, they remain formidable opponents.
Kyle Trask demonstrated his potential in the early going of this season for Tampa Bay by throwing for 509 yards with a 65.2 completion rate, two touchdowns, and an overall passer rating of 90.8. Additionally, running back Sean Tucker contributed 81 rushing yards while wide receiver Rakim Jarrett made an impactful contribution of 132 receiving yards in only two games!
NFL Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Chicago Bears have had an extremely challenging stretch, particularly when it comes to betting trends. Over their last nine games against the spread (ATS) they only managed one successful cover while their total has gone over nine out of 12 times, suggesting an upward trend in scoring matches. Their straight-up (SU) record also remains dismal with ten consecutive losses showing there’s room for significant improvement; on the road, these challenges only become greater with 1-8 straight-up victories over nine outings away from home; these statistics highlight how challenging victory will become for these opponents in order to secure victory and secure success against future rivals.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have faced their own set of hurdles this season, particularly regarding their against-the-spread (ATS) performance. Over the last nine games they managed just two covers against Chicago; 13 out of 19 matches finished under their total. They did have some success at home though with 9-3 victories but 2-8-1 against the spread records in those 11 home contests – suggesting they may secure wins but struggle to cover the spread effectively.
Chicago Bears Betting Trends
Chicago are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago’s last 12 games.
Chicago are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
Chicago are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Bears are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
Chicago are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
Tampa Bay are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 19 games.
Tampa Bay are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games at home.
Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Chicago.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Pick
Before we head into this exciting matchup, it’s essential to assess both teams’ strengths and weaknesses. Chicago Bears hope to rebound after an unfavorable stretch, while Tampa Bay Buccaneers aim to build on their Super Bowl win.
From recent trends and performances, we expect this matchup to be closely contested; however, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to hold an edge both in recent form and at home. Football fans, prepare yourself for an exhilarating showdown in Week 2 of the NFL season! Stay tuned for expert analysis and score predictions throughout the year with the latest NFL betting picks.