Two teams with identical records overall, but entirely different ways of achieving their records meet in the late afternoon on Sunday. The Chicago Bears travel south to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in the Georgia Dome. Gametime is 4:25 PM ET.
The Bears are 2-3 SU, and 2-1 on the road. They are 2-3 ATS, and four of their games have gone OVER the total, with one game going UNDER the line. They are coming off of a 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers, where they lost as 1 ½ point road favorites. The total went OVER the 46 ½ point line in that matchup.
The Falcons are 2-3 SU, and 2-0 at home. They are 2-3 ATS, with three of their games going OVER the line set by the sportsbook, while the total has gone UNDER in two other games. They are coming off of a 30-20 loss to the New York Giants, where they lost as 4 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 50 ½ point line that was set by the oddsmakers.
Chicago is 2-5 ATS coming off of a SU loss, and 7-20 ATS against NFC opponents. They are 3-9 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 3-14 ATS in Week 6. They are 1-7 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 0-6 ATS in October. The total has gone OVER in all 6 of their recent games against NFC teams.
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS at home, and 3-7 ATS in Week 6. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of their last 13 games in Week 6, and OVER in 9 of their last 12 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 against the NFC, and UNDER in 7 of their last 10 in October.
Between these teams, the Bears are 5-2 ATS lately. The home team is 4-0 ATS, while the underdog is 5-2 ATS in this series. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 7 matchups, and UNDER in all 5 of their recent games in Atlanta.
They last met in September 2011, when the Bears won 30-12. In that one, Chicago covered as 1 point home underdogs, and the total went OVER the 40 ½ point line that was set.
For Sunday afternoon's game, the Falcons are listed as 3 point home favorites. The over/under is set at 53 ½ points. The Falcons are -170 on the moneyline, with the Bears listed at +150.