NFL Week 5 early odds: Tom Brady puts improbable Thursday streak on the line, winless Falcons favored to win
If the Chicago Bears are going to win in Week 5, they’re going to have to do something they’ve never done: Beat Tom Brady. Right now though, the oddsmakers don’t seem to like the Bears’ chances of making that happen.
In the early odds for Week 5, the Bears have opened as a 5.5-point underdog to the Buccaneers. When the game kicks off on Thursday, all eyes will be on Tom Brady, who actually has two impressive streaks going.
The first streak relates to the fact that Brady is unbeatable on Thursday night. During his 20-year career, Brady has never lost a Thursday game that was played on short rest (Brady’s only Thursday loss came in Week 1 of the 2017 season). When you look at the short rest games, Brady is 10-0 straight-up and 8-2 ATS.
Besides being undefeated in Thursday night games played on short rest, Brady has