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Saints Open as Huge Favorites in Wild Card Matchup With Bears

By michael obermuller
The New Orleans Saints open as major home favorites over the Chicago Bears on Wildcard Weekend.
The New Orleans Saints open as major home favorites over the Chicago Bears on Wildcard Weekend. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints have been Super Bowl contenders for the last few seasons, but things have not gone their way in the playoffs. 2020 has been business as usual for Sean Payton's team (12-4), but NOLA fans hope this is finally the year that they can get back to the big game.

Their first obstacle will be the Chicago Bears, who snuck into the postseason despite a Week 17 loss in a near must-win scenario. The Saints on the other hand have run straight through their past two opponents like a battering ram, despite missing Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas this weekend. They open up as 9.5-point home favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.

This team seems to find ways to win no matter who's on the field. Earlier this season they did it with Taysom Hill at quarterback, and yesterday Drew Brees got it done with Ty Montgomery as his workhorse running back.

The Bears on the other hand have been up and down. Matt Nagy's team started out hot, but became ice-cold after benching Mitchell Trubisky for Nick Foles. Since Trubisky has retaken the starting job, they've been better, but they've still had trouble against top competition.

They will have to upset exactly that if they hope to win in New Orleans on Sunday, as the Saints are set up to march all over this Chicago team.

Assuming the line doesn't change, bettors will have to lay some serious points if they want to roll with the favorites here. Check back in with FanDuel Sportsbook for all odds updates and NFL Playoff lines.

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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. 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.