The Ravens are touchdown favorites over the Bears ahead of their game Sunday in Chicago, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.
Despite a surprising road loss Thursday to the Miami Dolphins, the Ravens (6-3) are favored by 6 ½ points over Chicago, which is coming off a bye week. The Bears (3-6) have dropped four straight games, including a last-minute loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh in Week 9.
Rookie quarterback Justin Fields, however, is coming off perhaps his two best game of the season — he posted 278 yards of total offense in Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers and passed for a career-high 291 yards in Pittsburgh — and Chicago could be getting reinforcements on defense. Bears coach Matt Nagy said Monday that he’s “hoping” star outside linebacker Khalil Mack (foot) and safety Eddie Jackson (hamstring) will be back Sunday.
The Ravens have struggled as favorites this season, covering the spread just once in seven opportunities — during their blowout win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. The Bears, meanwhile, have likewise underperformed as underdogs, covering the spread just twice in seven games.
Chicago leads the all-time series 4-2, with its past two wins coming in overtime. Running back Jordan Howard ran 36 times for 167 yards in Chicago’s 27-24 win in Baltimore four years ago. The Ravens have never won in Chicago in their three appearances.
The over-under for Sunday’s game is 45 ½ points.