Raiders vs. Bears prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 7

Breaking down a full betting preview, including odds, trends, and best bet, for the NFL Week 7 showdown between the Las Vegas Raiders and Chicago Bears.

Oct 15, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) reacts to a
Oct 15, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) reacts to a / Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders secured a big win against the New England Patriots in Week 6, and now they head to Chicago to take on the lowly Bears in a Week 7 game that may just get them into the playoff picture if they can win their third straight.

It could be a battle of backup quarterbacks between these two teams on Sunday as Jimmy Garoppolo is listed as questionable with a back injury and Justin Fields is doubtful with a bad thumb. Regardless, there's value to be had in the betting market for it.

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Raiders vs. Bears odds, spread, and total

Raiders vs. Bears betting trends

  • The UNDER is 6-1 in the Raiders' last seven games
  • Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games vs. Bears
  • Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games
  • Bears are 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 games
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Bears' last six games
  • The OVER is 7-0 in the Bears' last seven games vs. AFC opponents

Raiders vs. Bears injury reports

Las Vegas Raiders injury report

  • Roderic Teamer - S - Questionable
  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - Questionable
  • Nate Hobbs - CB - Questionable
  • Justin Herron - OT - Questionable

Chicago Bears injury report

  • Justin Fields - QB - Doubtful
  • Terrell Smith - CB - Questionable
  • Nate Davis - G - Questionable
  • Travis Homer - RB - Questionable
  • Roschon Johnson - RB - Questionable

Raiders vs. Bears how to watch

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Game Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Soldier Field
  • How to Watch (TV): FOX
  • Las Vegas Raiders Record: 3-3
  • Chicago Bears Record: 1-5

Raiders vs. Bears key players to watch

Las Vegas Raiders

Josh Jacobs: The number one player that Raiders fans need to focus on is Josh Jacobs. He continues to be fed the ball on a weekly basis but he has yet to produce this season. He's averaging a measly 2.9 yards per carry, one of the worst marks in the NFL. If the Raiders want to keep their momentum moving in the right direction, they need Jacobs to return to his 2022 form in a hurry.

Chicago Bears

Tyson Bagent: With Justin Fields likely sidelined, all eyes will point to Tyson Bagent the division 2 college football legend. He had an admirable performance replacing Fields against the Vikings this past week, completing 71.4% of passes for 83 yards, but threw an interception that ended their chances of a comeback. The undrafted free agent will likely have a chance to show his stuff this weekend.

Raiders vs. Bears prediction and pick

Instead of picking a side in this potential battle of backup quarterbacks, I'm going to look at the total instead and bet the OVER 37.5. Yes, neither offense has been great this season and if either/both of them opt for their backup QB on Sunday, you can expect a further dip.

With that being said, neither defense has been good this year either, especially the Bears. Chicago ranks 30th in opponent EPA/play and 29th in opponent yards per play. The Raiders defense ranks 25th and 17th in those two respective stats.

Totals in the mid-30s should be reserved for games involving elite defenses, which this game certainly doesn't have.

Give me the OVER in this interconference showdown.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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