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    The Chicago Bears (2-7) take on the Carolina Panthers (1-7) at Soldier Field on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

    From an offensive standpoint, the Bears rank 19th in the NFL with 325.9 yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 19th in total defense (336.6 yards allowed per contest). The Panthers’ defense has been a bottom-five unit in scoring defense this season, allowing 28.3 points per game, which ranks second-worst in the NFL. On the offensive side of the ball, they rank 27th with 17.5 points per contest.

    Bears vs. Panthers Picks

    Splash Inc. users project the Bears will win straight up against the Panthers on Thursday, with 86.8% of users picking them to emerge with a victory. However, users are split 50-50 on who will cover the 3.5-point spread.

    Game Info: Bears vs. Panthers

    • Game Day: Thursday, November 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Amazon Prime Video
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Soldier Field

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    Chicago is a 3.5-point favorite against Carolina on Thursday and the over/under is set at 40 points. Below are a few betting insights and trends before making an informed wager on the contest.

    Game Trends for Bears

    • The Bears have posted a 3-5-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Bears games have gone over the point total on six of nine occasions (66.7%).

    Stats & Insights for Bears

    • On offense, the Bears rank 19th in the NFL with 325.9 yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 19th in total defense (336.6 yards allowed per contest).
    • With 26.9 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks fifth-worst in the NFL, the Bears have been forced to rely on their 19th-ranked offense (20.9 points per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • Despite having a bottom-five pass defense that ranks fifth-worst in the NFL (256.9 passing yards allowed per game), the Bears have put up better results on offense, ranking 24th in the NFL by putting up 190.6 passing yards per game.
    • The Bears have been clicking on all fronts in the running game this year, as they rank fourth-best in rushing offense (135.3 rushing yards per game) and fourth-best in rushing defense (79.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Despite having a bottom-five defense on third down that ranks worst in the NFL (48.7% third-down conversion rate), the Bears have put up better results offensively, ranking seventh in the NFL by putting up a 44.1% third-down percentage.
    • The Bears are averaging 5.5 yards per play on offense, which ranks them 17th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank 17th, surrendering 5.5 yards per play.
    • The Bears own the worst turnover margin in the NFL at -9, forcing nine turnovers (24th in NFL) while turning it over 18 times (32nd in NFL).

    Best Players for Bears

    • Justin Fields: 1,201 PASS YDS / 200.2 YPG / 61.7% / 11 TD / 6 INT / 47 CAR / 237 RUSH YDS / 1 TD
    • D’Onta Foreman: 65 CAR / 287 YDS / 57.4 YPG / 2 TD / 7 REC / 43 YDS / 8.6 YPG / 1 TD
    • D.J. Moore: 47 REC / 735 YDS / 81.7 YPG / 5 TD
    • Cole Kmet: 41 REC / 374 YDS / 41.6 YPG / 5 TD
    • Darnell Mooney: 20 REC / 307 YDS / 38.4 YPG / 1 TD
    • T.J. Edwards: 98 TKL / 5 TFL / 2 SACK / 1 PD

    Game Trends for Panthers

    • The Panthers have covered the spread once in eight opportunities this season.
    • The Panthers have a 1-5 record against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of the Panthers’ eight games with a set total.

    Stats & Insights for Panthers

    • The Panthers rank fifth-worst in total yards per game (283.4), but they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking eighth in the NFL with 310 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • The Panthers have not been getting things done on defense, ranking second-worst with 28.3 points given up per game. They have been more effective on the other side of the ball, posting 17.5 points per contest (27th-ranked).
    • The Panthers’ pass defense has been paving the way for the team, as they rank fourth-best in the NFL with 178.3 passing yards surrendered per contest. In terms of offense, they are compiling 187.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 27th.
    • The Panthers have been struggling to stop the run, ranking fifth-worst with 131.8 rushing yards allowed per game. They have been better on the other side of the ball, posting 96.3 rushing yards per contest (24th-ranked).
    • With a 40% third-down conversion rate on offense, the Panthers rank 16th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank sixth, allowing a 34.7% third-down rate.
    • The Panthers’ offense has not been getting things done in terms of yards per play, ranking second-worst in the NFL at 4.7. They have been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 5.5 yards per play (17th-ranked).
    • The Panthers have produced seven forced turnovers (31st in NFL) and committed 11 turnovers (15th in NFL) this season for a -4 turnover margin that ranks 23rd in the NFL.

    Best Players for Panthers

    • Bryce Young: 1,375 PASS YDS / 196.4 YPG / 63.9% / 8 TD / 7 INT / 17 CAR / 117 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Chuba Hubbard: 85 CAR / 328 YDS / 41 YPG / 1 TD / 19 REC / 94 YDS / 11.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Miles Sanders: 69 CAR / 229 YDS / 32.7 YPG / 1 TD / 18 REC / 103 YDS / 14.7 YPG / 0 TD
    • Adam Thielen: 62 REC / 610 YDS / 76.3 YPG / 4 TD
    • D.J. Chark: 17 REC / 229 YDS / 32.7 YPG / 3 TD
    • Jonathan Mingo: 20 REC / 200 YDS / 28.6 YPG / 0 TD
    • Frankie Luvu: 62 TKL / 7 TFL / 3.5 SACK / 2 PD
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