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Bears vs Saints Predictions and Expert Picks for NFL Wild Card Game

Larry Rupp
Bears vs Saints predictions and expert picks for NFL Wild Card game.
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The New Orleans Saints (12-4) are in the NFL playoffs for the fifth consecutive season and host the Chicago Bears (8-8) in the Wild Card round on Sunday afternoon. The Saints are 6-2 at home this season and head into this game as 9.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

It'll be interesting to see how this game is wagered on prior to kickoff given it is the largest spread of any Wild Card game. Here is what the experts are predicting to happen in the Bears-Saints Wild Card showdown.

Bears vs Saints Picks Wild Card

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Wild Card NFL odds.

Winner:
CBS Sports: Saints (4), Bears (1)
numberFire: Saints
Sporting News: Saints
Betting Favorite: Saints -9.5

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Bears (3), Saints (2)
Sporting News: Saints

A majority of the experts and analysts predict the Saints to have no trouble in this matchup and move on in the playoffs. However, they are split when it comes to whether the Saints or Bears will be able to cover the large spread in this one.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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