The Oakland Raiders (2-2) host the Chicago Bears (3-1) for an inter-conference battle across the pond. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on October 6th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England and the game will be broadcast on FOX.

Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Raiders listed as 6-point home underdogs. That line has shifted by over a full point after early betting, as Oakland is currently available at +4.5. The total for this matchup is 40.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 5 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.

Raiders vs Bears Game Odds & Betting Preview

Chicago Bears

The Bears won their third consecutive game last weekend, beating AFC North rival Minnesota 16-6 at home to move to 3-1 on the season overall. Chicago opened up a 10-0 lead in the first half and never looked back, giving up just six points in the fourth quarter en route to an impressive double-digit victory. Mitch Trubisky dislocated his shoulder in the loss which forced the Bears to turn to backup QB Chase Daniel. Daniel didn’t look half bad, going 22/30 for 195 yards and a touchdown while also avoiding any costly turnovers. David Montgomery was a workhorse on the ground, rushing 21 times for 53 yards. WR Allen Robinson led the way for the receiving corps, making seven catches for 77 yards. Overall, the offense generated over 250 total yards and scored one touchdown against a tough Vikings defense.

Chicago was dominant on the defensive side of the ball in Week 4, giving up well under 300 total yards of offense and just one touchdown. The Bears also managed to keep the dynamic Dalvin Cook to just 70 total yards, including limiting him to just 2.5 yards per carry on the ground.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders got back to .500 on the season in Week 4, slipping past Indianapolis 31-24 on the road to improve to 2-2 overall. Oakland jumped out to a big 21-10 lead in the first half and managed to hold on down the stretch despite getting outscored 14-7 in the fourth quarter. QB Derek Carr was 21/31 for 189 yards and two touchdowns while Josh Jacobs racked up 79 rushing yards on 17 carries. TE Darren Waller continued to be a reception machine, hauling in seven passes for 53 yards. As a whole, the Raiders offense gained well over 350 total yards and scored three touchdowns in the victory.

Oakland had a slightly below average performance on the defensive side of the ball in Week 4, giving up almost 350 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. The Raiders struggled to defend against the pass, as Colts QB Jacoby Brissett threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns.

Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: UNDER 40.5

Even though games occurring in London have traditionally been quite high-scoring, I think the UNDER on 40.5 total points is the best value in this matchup. Chicago should find a way to win outright and cover the spread, but I don’t want to get caught underestimating Oakland against a second-string quarterback after their solid performance against the Colts in Week 4. While I’d certainly feel comfortable siding with the Bears to cover this fairly reasonable spread, I would rather take a shot on the UNDER considering how strong the Chicago defense has been. I would be surprised if the Raiders are even able to reach 14 total points in this particular spot, as the Bears have given up 15 or less points in four consecutive outings.

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I’m also not sold on the Chicago offense, as Chase Daniels is a game-manager that will likely be more than happy to hand the ball off repeatedly to David Montgomery. Montgomery had 21 rushing attempts last weekend and could see even more work here in Week 5 as the Bears will likely be content to pound the football and keep the clock running in a game they should lead throughout. Chicago has also scored 16 or fewer points in three out of their last four games, so this matchup should be a defense-first affair without a ton of excitement. I’ll take the UNDER on 40.5 points.