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NFL odds Week 8: Panthers vs. Bears

The Chicago Bears are 9 point favorites over the Carolina Panthers for their matchup on Sunday. The O/U is currently 43.

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The Chicago Bears are currently listed as 9 point favorites at most betting houses for their game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The line opened at 7.5, and has since risen by a point and a half. The over/under for the game is set at 43 after opening at 44.

The Bears will face a Carolina team with a struggling offense, despite the presence of quarterback Cam Newton. The Panthers are averaging just 17.7 points per game this year, and the Bears defense is holding opponents to only 13 points per game. It's quite possible that the Bears defense could shut another team down on Sunday, which they've been doing more often than not this year.

The Bears are 4-0-1 against the spread this season, and are 2-0-1 at home. They're 3-3 on the year for the over/under, and have only hit the over once this season at home. The Panthers are 2-4 against the spread, and 1-1 on the road. They're 2-4 for the over/under as well, and have only hit the over once this season on the road.

For more odds for this weekend's NFL slate, check out SB Nation's odds page, courtesy of