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Breaking down Bears vs. Buccaneers betting splits for TNF

Thursday Night Football brings us the Buccaneers and Bears. How are betters handling this Week 5 game? We break down the splits.

 Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones (27) stiff arms Carolina Panthers strong safety Juston Burris (31) to score a touchdown during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday Night Football kicks off Week 5 of the NFL season. We get to a rematch of Super Bowl II, but not the teams, just the quarterbacks. These two Super Bowl MVPs will match their skills in primetime and the odds favor the veteran of the two, with Brady and the Buccaneers set as 3.5-point favorites. The point total is middling at 44.5, implying 24 points for Tampa Bay and 20.5 points for Chicago

Both teams are 3-1, but the Bears have benched their starting quarterback and looked poor last week against a good Colts defense in their first loss. But, the Buccaneers haven’t beaten any notable teams yet and have a slew of injuries coming into this matchup.

As a 3.5-point favorites, the Buccaneers backers are making themselves known at DraftKings Sportsbook. Bettors seem to prefer what they saw from Brady these last few weeks over Nick Foles and the Bears, even with the Bucs multiple injuries.

The majority of the handle and bets are for Tampa Bay and the points, with 86 percent of the handle and 86 percent of the bets leaning toward the Buccaneers. The same is true with the moneyline, with 78 percent of the handle and 76 percent of the bets favoring Tampa.

As for the point total, the money is on the over, with 64 percent of the handle hoping the game goes over 44.5 points. The percent of bets made are also high on the over, with 76 percent leaning over.

Here’s a full rundown of betting splits for Thursday Night Football:

Rams-Buccaneers Betting Splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
LA Rams 4 36% 43% Over 48.5 76% 72% 170 31% 37%
TB Buccaneers -4 64% 57% Under 48.5 24% 28% -195 69% 63%