NFL Picks: Week 8 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Chicago Bears


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This next NFL Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers will be hosting the Chicago Bears at SoFi Stadium. 



SPREAD: Chicago Bears +8.5 (-110), Los Angeles Chargers 8.5 (–110)

MONEYLINE:  Chicago Bears +315, Los Angeles Chargers-425

TOTAL:  Chicago Bears O 46.5 (-110), Los Angeles Chargers U 46.5 (-110)


Chargers Look to Bounce Back After Tough Loss to Chiefs

NFL Team Los Angeles ChargersThe Los Angeles Chargers recently faced the formidable Kansas City Chiefs, suffering a 31-17 defeat. In this game, Justin Herbert, the Chargers’ young and promising quarterback, had a decent performance with 259 passing yards, completing 17 of 30 attempts, but he also threw two interceptions. Herbert’s season stats include 1,592 passing yards, averaging 265.3 yards per game, with a 67% completion rate, 10 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. He’s also shown his mobility, rushing for 80 yards and scoring three touchdowns.

While Joshua Kelley only had seven carries in the last game, he made them count, rushing for an impressive 75 yards, averaging 10.7 yards per carry, and finding the end zone once. Meanwhile, wide receiver Josh Palmer had a standout performance, recording 133 receiving yards on just five catches, averaging a remarkable 26.6 yards per reception. Keenan Allen leads the Chargers’ receiving corps with 574 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Chargers’ defense is spearheaded by Khalil Mack, who has 24 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, and 2 passes defended. Kenneth Murray has also been impressive with 43 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 2 passes defended. Asante Samuel Jr. has contributed with 29 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 interceptions, and 4 passes defended. 

According to the NFL Odds, the Chargers need to recover from loss and have a chance against the weak team of the Bears.


Bears Secure Convincing Victory Over Raiders

NFL Team Chicago BearsThe Chicago Bears are coming off a convincing 30-12 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Quarterback Tyson Bagent had a solid performance, completing 21 of 29 passes for 162 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. Bagent also contributed on the ground, rushing three times for 24 yards. D’Onta Foreman had a standout game with 16 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns, and he added three receptions for 31 yards and one touchdown. D.J. Moore was a primary target for Bagent, accumulating 54 receiving yards from eight catches.

Justin Fields, the Bears’ starting quarterback, has thrown for 1,201 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions this season. Fields has also displayed his rushing ability, amassing 237 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown, averaging 39.5 rushing yards per game. D.J. Moore leads the Bears’ receiving group with 636 yards and 5 touchdowns.

On the defensive side of the ball, T.J. Edwards has been a tackling machine for the Bears, recording 70 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Tremaine Edmunds has contributed with 62 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 interception, and 3 passes defended. Jaquan Brisker and Tyrique Stevenson have also played important roles in the Bears’ secondary. 

Based on the NFL Lines, the Bears have a Big Challenge, beat the Chargers in LA.


Betting landscape

From a betting perspective, the Chargers have covered the spread twice in 2023 and have gone over the total in two out of six games, indicating a relatively even performance. 

The Bears have two wins against the spread but have struggled as underdogs, failing to cover when facing a deficit of 8.5 points or more. However, they have frequently exceeded the point total, doing so in 85.7% of their games.