The Chicago Bears look to stop their losing ways when they visit the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. Game time is 1:00 EST on Sunday, October 15 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Fans in local markets can watch the game on Fox.

Oddsmakers have the Ravens as 6.5-point favorites at home. The over/under for the game is 40 points. Click here for a full list of the Week 6 betting odds and links to more game previews.

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Mitchell Trubisky could not provide enough of a spark in his first career start last week to give the Bears a win. Trubisky played fine in his debut, but he also lost a fumble and threw an interception, so there’s obviously room for improvement. 

With the loss, the Bears are now 1-4 on the season. A Week 3 win over the Steelers now seems like a distant memory, and Chicago needs to get things turned around or head coach John Fox could be out of a job.

Meanwhile, the Ravens were able to snap their losing skid last week in Oakland. Despite a couple of embarrassing losses to the Steelers and Jaguars, Baltimore sits at 3-2. However, questions still linger about Joe Flacco, who played well last week but still has more interceptions than touchdowns on the season.

Free Pro Football Pick Against the Spread: Ravens -6.5

A spread this large makes me a little uneasy for an up and down team like the Ravens. But in their two road games this season, the Bears have lost by more than 20 points. Trubisky doesn’t make them that much better, at least not yet, so I’ll take my chances with Baltimore being able to win by a touchdown at home.

If you take away the game against the Jaguars in London, the Baltimore defense is only giving up 13 points per game. Of course, they haven’t played any good offensive teams outside of the Steelers. But right now, the Bears don’t exactly qualify as a good offensive team. They have only a slightly above-average running game and no receivers that would worry any opposing defense.

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There’s only so much Trubisky can do with the weapons he has around him. It’s also important to remember that the Ravens forced five turnovers in each of the first two weeks of the season, including a game against a rookie quarterback. There’s always a chance that they return to their ball-hawking ways against another young quarterback. 

If the Bears are going to have a chance in this game, they’ll need to turn it into a defensive slugfest. The Ravens are far from an offensive juggernaut, but they do have one of the better rushing attacks in the NFL. Baltimore also has some dangerous deep threats if Flacco is able to get time in the pocket. He’s been up and down this year, but he showed some signs of life last week and is typically better when the Ravens can run the ball and limit the times he has to throw.

When it comes down to it, I’m not sure the Bears can stuff the run or pressure Flacco enough to make this a low-scoring defensive battle. It’s also too soon to be sold on Trubisky carrying the team, especially against a team that has shown that they can create turnovers. It’s not hard to foresee another lopsided road loss for the Bears.