Bears at Saints: January 10, 2021 Odds and Early Picks for the NFC Wild Card Round

Written by on January 5, 2021

The New Orleans Saints (12-4) are big, 10.5-point favorites as they enter a showdown against the Chicago Bears (8-8) in the NFC Wild Card round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs on January 10, 2021 at 4:40 PM ET on CBS. The point total is set at 48.0 for the contest.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 10, 2021
  • Game Time: 4:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Place a bet on the Saints or the Bears in their Week 1 matchup.

Betting Information

Saints vs Bears Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Saints -10.5 105 -125 48.0 -110 -110 -495 370

Saints Betting Insights

  • New Orleans’ games have hit the over in 10 out of 16 outings this season (62.5%).
  • New Orleans is 9-7 against the spread.
  • The Saints are 1-0 ATS when favored by at least 10.5 points.
  • The Saints have put an average of 30.1 points per game on the scoreboard this season, seven more than the 23.1 the Bears have surrendered in each contest.
  • In games where New Orleans score at least 30.1 points this season, they are 6-0 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
  • When the Chicago defense allows 23.1 points or fewer this year, the Bears have pieced together a 6-2 overall record and a 5-3 record against the spread.
Bet on the Saints to win the Super Bowl.

Bears Betting Insights

  • Chicago has put together an 8-8 record against the spread this season.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the point total in eight out of 16 opportunities this season (50%).
  • The Bears average points scored this season (23.2) and the Saints points allowed (21.1) are within 2.1 points of each other.
  • In games where Chicago scores at least 23.2 points this season, they are 5-2 overall and 5-2 against the spread.
  • When New Orleans allows opposing offenses to put 21.1 points or fewer on the scoreboard this year, they are 6-0 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
Bet on the Bears to win the Super Bowl.

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Saints vs Bears
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Saints (-10.5) Over (48) Saints 31 Bears 18

Total Facts

  • The Saints and their opponents have combined for 48.0 points — this matchup’s point total — in nine of 16 outings (56.2%) this year.
  • Chicago has played in eight games this year (out of 16 total matchups — 50% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 48.0 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 5.3 more points per game (53.3) than this matchup’s over/under of 48.0 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.8 fewer points per game (44.2) than this game’s total of 48.0 points.
  • The average over/under the Saints have had set in matchups this season is 3.2 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Bears this year is 1.6 points less than this game’s over/under.
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Saints vs Bears: Last 5 Meetings

In the past five matchups between these two squads, New Orleans holds a 5-0 advantage over Chicago. The Saints and Bears are split 1-1 against the spread in those games. New Orleans outscored Chicago 139-93 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Saints vs Bears: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
11/1/2020 Saints Bears -5.50 41.00 -245 +210 394-329 NO 26-23 NO
10/20/2019 Bears Bears -4 37 -195 +170 424-252 NO 36-25 NO
10/29/2017 N/A Saints N/A N/A N/A N/A 387-307 NO 20-12 NO
12/15/2014 N/A Bears N/A N/A N/A N/A 443-278 NO 31-15 NO
10/6/2013 N/A Bears N/A N/A N/A N/A 434-347 CHI 26-18 NO

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • The Saints total over the last three games is 14.0 points more than the 48.0 over/under listed for this matchup.
  • New Orleans has gone 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall in their last three contests.
  • The over has been kind to New Orleans. They have gone over the total two times in the last three contests.
  • The Bears have averaged a total of 56.3 combined points over their last three games, 8.3 greater than this matchup’s over/under of 48.0.
  • Chicago has been in top form recently, going 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 straight up over their last three contests.
  • Chicago has gone over the total three times in the last three contests.

Injury Report

Saints: P Blake Gillikin: Out (Back), CB Keith Washington Jr.: Out (Illness), DT Jalen Dalton: Out (Tricep), WR Deonte Harris: Out (Neck), WR Tre’Quan Smith: Out (Ankle), SS C.J. Gardner-Johnson: Out (Illness), FS D.J. Swearinger: Out (Illness), RB Latavius Murray: Out (Illness), TE Josh Hill: Questionable (Hand), WR Bennie Fowler: Out (Shoulder), CB Patrick Robinson: Questionable (Hamstring), DB Johnson Bademosi: Out (Undisclosed), OLB Kwon Alexander: Out (Achillies), FB Michael Burton: Out (Illness), DE Noah Spence: Out (Knee), WR Michael Thomas: Out (Ankle), RB Alvin Kamara: Out (Illness), RB Dwayne Washington: Out (Illness), SS Marcus Williams: Questionable (Ankle)

Bears: WR Darnell Mooney: Questionable (Ankle), CB Jaylon Johnson: Questionable (Shoulder), TE Darion Clark: Out (Shoulder), K Eddy Piñeiro: Out (Groin), CB Michael Joseph: Out (Knee), WR Reggie Davis: Out (Undisclosed), ILB Roquan Smith: Questionable (Elbow), G James Daniels: Out (Pectoral), OT Bobby Massie: Questionable (Knee), CB Buster Skrine: Questionable (Concussion), WR Dwayne Harris: Out (Triceps), DE Roy Robertson-Harris: Out (Shoulder), DB Tre Roberson: Out (Foot), RB Tarik Cohen: Out (Knee), FS Deon Bush: Questionable (Ankle), CB Artie Burns: Out (Torn Acl)

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