Bears vs. Chargers Week 8 Opening Odds Point to Bagent Uncertainty

Tyson Bagent led the Bears to an unexpected win over Las Vegas in Week 7, but oddsmakers aren't expecting him to do it again this week


Not many people had the Bears beating the Packers without Justin Fields, and oddsmakers are still doubting your team ahead of Week 8.

Chicago is an 8.5-point underdog at the LA Chargers this week with +320 moneyline odds, which means you can cash in BIG if your team wins!

Let’s dig into these opening odds a little further to figure out the best bet to make on this game (and win $200 in instant bonus bets at DraftKings)!

Bears vs. Chargers Week 8 Opening Odds

The Bears have won two of their past three games and could be in the midst of a turnaround heading into Week 8. 

If you think Chicago’s recent success is for real, you could back them on the spread or moneyline, and that wouldn’t be a crazy bet!

The Chargers have been one of the most disappointing teams in the league under coach Brandon Staley and that’s been the case all season long. LA has covered the spread just once in six tries this season!

After a rough start to the season, Chicago has gone 2-1-1 against the spread in its past four games. 

And an 8.5-point spread is a big number to cover! 

The only time LA was close to this big of a favorite this year was when they were a 7-point favorite over the Raiders in a 24-17 win. 

Even if Fields sits out, the Bears should have enough offensive juice to put up some points. Backup QB Tyson Bagent completed 72.4% of his passes in last week’s win over Las Vegas, a number that Fields has hit just once this season. 

If you’re uncomfortable picking a side, you could bet over/under 46.5 total points. 

The over has been a rock-solid bet in Bears games this year, hitting in six of seven games while it’s been more of a mixed bag for Chargers games, hitting in just two of six. 

This is a great spot for Chicago to catapult itself into the NFC North race and you can ensure it’ll be a win for you no matter what happens with $200 in guaranteed bonus bets at DraftKings.

All you have to do is sign up with DraftKings (no promo code needed), deposit $10 or more and then bet $5 or more on Bears vs. Chargers. You’ll then win $200 in instant bonus bets plus daily no-sweat same-game parlays after opting-in. Sign up now!

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