Image for Mike Lukas Mike Lukas - October 14, 2022

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears Predictions, Odds & Picks

Buccaneers Vs Bears 2020 10 08
  • Bucs QB Tom Brady and his offense are beginning to click, but there are still hiccups
  • The Bears are still unsure of their QB, but that’s not their biggest obstacle vs the GOAT
  • These two NFC rivals played each other last during the 2018 season, Bears 48, Bucs 10

Buccaneers vs Bears Odds

Here are the latest odds for this week’s TNF game. Find the latest NFL predictions and picks weekly on WSN.

Team Point Spread Odds
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -5.5
BET NOW
-110
BET NOW
Chicago Bears +5.5
BET NOW
-110
BET NOW

 

Odds from DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or check out more offers and promo codes for the best online sportsbooks.

Buccaneers vs Bears Predictions and Picks

Until the GOAT Tom Brady eventually implodes, it is probably best to put your money on him rather than against him, because it appears that the old man still has plenty of fire left in the burner and these Bears are the perfect defensive team to prove that on.

Pick:

Buccaneers -5.5 –110

How to Watch Buccaneers vs Bears

Buccaneers vs Bears Information
What Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears
Where Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
When Thu, October 8, 2020; 8:20 PM ET
How to watch AMZN, FOX, NFLN

In Week 4, Bucs QB Tom Brady through a familiar and ever scary pick-six that Bucs fans are only all too familiar with, yet still he figured out how to bring Tampa Bay their third victory in over the Chargers and now they get to face a Bears defense that will make a Week 5 victory tough.

Chicago needs to figure out who they are starting under center these days, with Week 4 starting QB Nick Foles posting the team’s only loss while the 3-0 Mitchell Trubisky sits on the sidelines watching, though his victories don’t reflect the shakiness of his performance so far.

The two NFC franchises have met each other 59 times, with the Chicago Bears winning 39 of those games and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning 20 of them.

Look for the best NFL week 5 bonuses, here!

Can QB Tom Brady Continue to Evolve as a Buccaneer?

So far in his twenty-first NFL season, Tom Brady has 101 completions for 1122 yards and 11 touchdowns with 4 interceptions as he learns HC Bruce Arians style of offense and gets used to all the new playmakers he now has at his disposal.

Brady played for so long under Bill Belichick with the Patriots that it will most likely take him some time before he is able to adjust to the different style that Arians emphasizes.

What remains the same is Brady’s ability to get the ball out fast and avoid hits, making him more likely to last all the way to the playoffs, something that will seem more realistic if he picks apart this Bears secondary on Thursday night.


Editor’s Picks


Can the Bears Truly Contend Without a Solid Starting QB?

There are plenty of other issues that the Bears are dealing with in 2020 (like losing RB Tarik Cohen for the season and having LB Khalil Mack questionable for Week 5 with a knee injury) but who head coach Matt Nagy is starting as quarterback remains their main concern.

Will it be Nick Foles, who has thrown an interception in the last two games he has played in and who was under center during the team’s only loss?

Or will it be Mitch Trubisky, their supposed franchise QB who is struggling with three key interceptions and a completion percentage of 59.09, though he was starting during all three of their wins?

Buccaneers Key Player: (RT) Rookie Tristan Wirfs

The Buccaneers were extremely happy to have snagged RT Tristan Wirfs in the draft and he has become an instant starter on their offensive line.

So far, the Bucs have allowed their QB Tom Brady to be sacked five times in four games, not a bad total, but with Brady’s ‘advanced’ age, it would be best to keep those sacks to a minimum.

Wirfs will have a tough time on Thursday facing the Bears pass rushers, but it will be critical for Brady to have enough time to find a receiver and get rid of the ball.

Bears Key Player: (RB) David Montgomery

Bears running back David Montgomery is averaging 4.1 yards per carry right now and he has 53 of them for 218 yards on the ground, plus 9 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Chicago needs Montgomery to step up big time against Tampa Bay, who is ranked second in the league against the run and only allows opponents to rush for 64 yards per game.

With Tyrik Cohen injured it will be up to Montgomery to find a way through the Buccaneer’s thick front if they have any hope of using a rushing attack to counterbalance the pass to outscore the GOAT on Thursday night.

Best Promo Codes and Bonuses for Buccaneers vs Bears Week 5

Here are the best sportsbooks for betting on Buccaneers vs Bears in your state:

Sign-up to our NFL Pick’em Contest and get a chance to win a $200!

$200 in Bet Credits 21+ | NJ Only | T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply
Impressive range of bonuses
Best betting markets in NJ
1 of the world's top sportsbooks
$500 Free Bet 21+ | Terms and conditions apply
Fastest payout platform
Many withdrawal options
Promo Code 'SPORTS'
$500 Free Bet 21+ | VA only | Gambling problem? Call 1-800-532-3500
Wide range of betting options
Top notch customer service
Promo Code 'SPORTS'
Deposit Bonus Up to $1,000 21+ | T&Cs apply
Great payment and customer support
Access to fantasy sports with one account
$1,000 First Bet Offer 21+ | Terms and conditions apply
Boosted parlays with enhanced odds
Impressive range of bets
$10 free bet every week
$500 Free Bet 21+ | VA only | Gambling problem? Call 1-800-532-3500
Wide range of betting options
Top notch customer service
Promo Code 'SPORTS'
Deposit Bonus Up to $1,000 21+ | T&Cs apply
Great payment and customer support
Access to fantasy sports with one account
$100 Risk-Free Bet Terms and conditions apply | 21+ | VA only
Lots of betting options
Daily odds boost
Great live betting section
Image for Mike Lukas

AUTHOR

Mike Lukas

1217 Articles

Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

More info on Mike Lukas
We've been featured on:
espn logo
reuters logo
cbs-news logo
forbes logo
entrepreneur logo
entrepreneur logo
We only list licensed sportsbooks
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork

© Rebel Penguin ApS 2023 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)

We support responsible gambling. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-522-4700 (NV), 1-800-522-4700 (CO, TN), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL), 1-800-270-7117 (MI).

WSN.com is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.