[1:00 PM] Bears @ Colts

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Bears (1-3)

@ Indianapolis Colts (1-3)


Current odds:

Chicago Bears: (+190)

Indianapolis Colts: (-230)


ESPN simulations have Indianapolis as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Indianapolis to win as (XX) favorites.

The line for this game is Colts by 4.5 points.

The Indianapolis Colts are back on the Western side of the Atlantic Ocean but brought some very real questions about their ability to compete for a playoff spot with them from their trip to London. The Colts will try to find some answers and avoid falling into an even bigger hole when they host the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Hoyer passed for 619 yards and four touchdowns without an interception in his two starts, and coach John Fox said his decision on who would start when both he and Cutler are healthy is “performance-based.” Hoyer’s performance has been aided by the emergence of rookie running back Jordan Howard, who broke out for 111 yards against the Lions after totaling 67 in his first two games and is averaging 5.1 per carry. Howard will get another chance to show off this week while starting in place of Jeremy Langford (ankle), who sat out against Detroit and is not expected to play versus Indianapolis.

Indianapolis’ problems extend to both sides of the ball, and the team made some changes on defense this week by cutting a pair of starters in linebacker Sio Moore and cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Moore was starting in part because the Colts did not re-sign Jerrell Freeman, who ended up with the Bears, and finding someone to line up alongside D’Qwell Jackson at inside linebacker will be a battle among several players in practice this week. The Colts also have the option of helping the defense by activating lineman Arthur Jones, who is on the exempt list after serving his four-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Bears placed WR Kevin White, who sat out the entire 2015 campaign with a stress fracture in his left tibia after being drafted in the first round, on injured reserve with a broken left fibula on Wednesday.

Colts CB Darius Butler (hamstring) could make his return after missing the last two games.

Indianapolis RB Frank Gore (chest) did not practice on Wednesday and is day-to-day.


StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Bears

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick