Bears vs. Colts: NFL Betting Preview – October 4, 2020

Posted By Staff on September 29, 2020 - Last Updated on October 2, 2020

The 3-0 Chicago Bears are 1.5-point underdogs as they look to keep their winning streak alive against the 2-1 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Soldier Field.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

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Bears Betting Insights

  • Two of three of Chicago’s games this year have gone over the point total (66.7%).
  • Chicago is 2-1 against the spread (ATS).
  • The Bears are 0-1 ATS when playing as at least one-point favorites.

Colts Betting Insights

  • Most of Indianapolis’ games this year have failed to go over the point total (66.7%).
  • Indianapolis has put together a 2-1 record ATS this season.
  • The Colts are 2-1 ATS when playing as at least one-point underdogs.

Bears vs Colts: Last 5 Meetings

  • In the past five meetings, Chicago owns a 3-2 record against Indianapolis.
  • Chicago has outpaced Indianapolis 130 points to 128 in the past five games.
Bears vs Colts: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
10/9/2016 Colts 522-396 CHI 29-23 IND
9/9/2012 Bears 428-356 CHI 41-21 CHI
9/7/2008 Colts 29-13 CHI
11/21/2004 Bears 41-10 IND
11/5/2000 Bears 27-24 CHI

When the Bears Have the Ball

  • The Bears score 9.7 more points per game this season (24.7) than the Colts allow (15).
  • When they score at least their season average, Chicago is 2-0 and 2-0 ATS.
  • Indianapolis is 2-0 overall and 2-0 ATS this season in games where they allow fewer than 15 points.
  • The Bears gain 142.7 yards more than the Colts defense allows this season (368 to 225.3). The Bears average 5.3 yards per play while the Colts give up 4.4 per play.
  • When the Chicago offense hits their 2020 average in yardage, they are 1-0 overall and 1-0 ATS this season.
  • When Indianapolis allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 1-0 ATS and 1-0 overall this season.
  • The Colts average 93.3 rushing yards per game in 2020 compared to the 138 yards the Bears offense averages on the ground.
  • When Chicago rushes for at least 138 yards this season, they are 1-0 overall and 1-0 ATS.
  • When Indianapolis holds opposing teams to 93.3 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 1-1 ATS and 1-1 overall.
  • The Bears have turned the ball over 1.3 times per game this season, while the Colts have averaged two takeaways per contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.3 times or fewer this season, Chicago is 1-0 overall and 1-0 ATS.
  • Indianapolis’ record this season when they force more than two turnovers: 2-0 ATS, 2-0 overall

When the Colts Have the Ball

  • The Colts put up 28 points per game– 7.3 more than the Bears allow per contest (20.7).
  • When Indianapolis scores at least 28 points, it is 2-0 ATS and 2-0 overall.
  • This season, Chicago is 2-0 ATS and 2-0 overall in games when it holds opponents to 24.7 or fewer points.
  • The Colts average 20 more yards per game (384), than the Bears allow per outing (364). The Colts average 6 yards per play, while the Bears give up 5.5 per play.
  • Chicago’s record last season when they hit their season average in total yards: 5-2 overall and 2-5 ATS.
  • In games Chicago limits its opponents to 364 or fewer yards, it is 0-1 ATS and 1-0 overall.
  • This season, the Colts rush for 119.3 yards per game– just 0.3 more yards per game than the Bears allow per outing (119).
  • Indianapolis has a 1-0 ATS record and a 1-0 overall record when they run for at least 119.3 yards.
  • Chicago is 0-1 ATS and 1-0 overall when holding opponents to 119 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Colts turn the ball over one time per game– 0.3 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.3 the Bears force on average.
  • Indianapolis is 2-0 ATS and 2-0 overall when it turns the ball over one or fewer times.
  • When it forces 1.3 or more turnovers, Chicago has a 0-1 record ATS and a 1-0 record overall.

Bears Players to Watch

  • David Montgomery has rushed for a team-leading 191 yards on 43 attempts (63.7 yards per game) in three games. He also averages 21.3 receiving yards per game, grabbing six passes for 64 yards and one touchdown.
  • This season, Allen Robinson II has 18 catches on 31 targets for 230 yards (76.7 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Anthony Miller has six catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns over the course of three games. He averages 39 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 14 times.
  • Over three games in 2020, Jimmy Graham has caught 10 passes on 18 targets for 103 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 34.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Akiem Hicks has a team-high 3.5 sacks, while adding three TFL and 11 tackles in three games.
  • In 2020, Roquan Smith has recorded 21 tackles (team high) and two TFL.
  • Kyle Fuller has picked off one pass while adding 13 tackles and has defended four passes three over games.

Colts Players to Watch

  • This year, Philip Rivers has 794 passing yards (264.7 yards per game) while going 72-for-92 (78.3% completion percentage) and throwing three touchdowns and three interceptions in three games.
  • Rookie Jonathan Taylor has carried the ball 48 times for 182 rushing yards (60.7 yards per game) and two touchdowns in three games. He’s also caught nine passes for 79 yards (26.3 receiving yards per game).
  • Jordan Wilkins has 79 yards on 18 carries (26.3 ypg) over three games.
  • Mo Alie-Cox has been targeted 11 times and has 10 catches to lead the Colts with 181 yards (60.3 ypg) and has one touchdown this season.
  • T.Y. Hilton has caught 10 passes for 133 yards and no touchdowns. He averages 44.3 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 17 times.
  • Nyheim Hines has totaled 89 yards on 13 receptions with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 29.7 yards per game on 14 targets in three contests.
  • Justin Houston has collected a team-leading 2.5 sacks, while adding two TFL and five tackles.
  • In three games, Darius Leonard has 26 tackles and two TFL.
  • This season, Xavier Rhodes leads the team with two interceptions and has added three tackles and three passes defended.

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