Two of the most disappointing teams in the National Football League this season are set to square off at Soldier Field for a Week 8 battle. The Chicago Bears will host the Los Angeles Chargers in a battle of playoff teams from a season ago.
Chicago has lost two straight games to fall to 3-3 on the season. The Bears were the champions of the NFC North a season ago but currently sit in third place.
Los Angeles has lost three straight games, and they are buried in the standings. The Chargers are 2-5 on the season and will have to fight hard to get back into the playoff race.
BetAnySports has the Chicago Bears as 3.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Chargers in this Week 8 battle.
Chargers at Bears Overview
The Los Angeles Chargers are averaging just 20 points per game this season, which is much lower than they did a season ago. Running the ball has been a huge issue for the Chargers this season, as they have just three rushing touchdowns.
Philip Rivers and the Chargers passing offense is the third-best unit in the league, but it’s hard to win games without a running game.
Defense has actually been solid for the Chargers for much of the season, as they are giving up just 20.0 points per game. Los Angeles should be able to put up a low number in this game against a bad Bears offense.
The Bears have struggled in every aspect on offense, and head coach Matt Nagy’s play-calling has come under fire. Chicago is averaging just over 260 yards per game, and that won’t get the job done in today’s NFL.
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has completed close to 65 percent of his passes but for just 172.0 yards per game.
The Bears defense has given up 60 combined points in their last two games, but they are still one of the top units in the league. Chicago just needs its offense to give it some help in this game.
Chargers at Bears Free Game Prediction
Both the Chargers and Bears are desperate for a victory, and that should make this one of the best games of the weekend. Points will likely be at a premium in this game as the Bears just don’t have much offense, and the Chargers will struggle to score on the Bears defense.
Look for Chicago to run the ball early and often in this game, and that should lead to more points on offense. The Chargers just have too many questions to pull off this upset on the road.
Bet the Chicago Bears -3.5 over the Los Angeles Chargers at BetAnySports.