LINE: Point Total 47
ATS PICK: Over
– Bet on this, BetMGM latest line
For those familiar with our day jobs and the college side of this football world, we have a theory.
Always like the over when there’s a not-insane outside chance that one side might be able to hit it by itself – or at least get in the ballpark.
Has Chicago’s defense allowed 47 points yet this year? No, but it gave up 41 against Green Bay when that D got on the plane to go home early in Week 12.
Has the New Orleans offense scored over 47 points this year? Yeah, it hung up 52 on the Vikings a few weeks ago – but it’s not going to do that against the Bear D.
However, the Saints should have almost all of its parts back – more on that later – and the O should be able to take care of a bulk of the heavy lifting all on its own.
Yeah, it took overtime to get there, but the first meeting between these two got to 49. The Chicago offense is better this time around, the Saints aren’t going to stop scoring in a home playoff game, and considering four of the last five Bear games blew past 47, and two of the last three Saint games got it done, you’re fine.