Check out our free Texans vs Bears pick and preview for NFL week 3 game in Chicago. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.

Texans vs Bears Pick & Preview- NFL Week 3

Kickoff for this matchup between the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears is set for 1:00 PM ET. The game will be played in Chicago, IL at Soldier Field with CBS carrying television coverage. The odds for this week 3 non conference matchup have the Bears as the -3.0 point favorite on the spread.

Texans vs Bears Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
  • Where: Chicago at Soldier Field
  • Date: Sunday, September 25th
  • Betting Odds CHI -3.0, HOU +126 | CHI +-149 O/U 40.5

Will Davis Mills Lead The Texans To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?

Heading into week 3, the Texans will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 16-9 loss to the Denver Broncos. Even though, Houston lost the game, they were able to keep things closer than expected, as they were 10.0 point underdogs. The team’s combined scoring of 25 points, fell below the posted betting line of 45.

Compared to last year, where the Texans averaged 16.47 points per game, the team’s 9 was a disappointing performance.

Houston ran the ball 18 times, finishing with 80 yards. Dameon Pierce led the team with 69 rush yards and did not find the endzone. Quarterback Davis Mills struggled to move the ball in the passing game, finishing with just 177 through the air and a passer rating of 63.16. Not only did Mills struggle to pick up passing yardage, but he was not able to throw for a touchdown. Although Nico Collins did not come up with a touchdown grab through the air, he was still productive with 58 yards.

Heading into the game, the Texans have made 2 trips to the redzone, converting at a rate of 50.0%.

Will Justin Fields Lead The Bears To A Win Over Houston?

This week, the Chicago Bears are hoping to get back in the win column, after falling 27-10 to the Green Bay Packers. The loss was costly, as it came against a NFC North opponent. In terms of betting, Chicago not only lost the game but failed to cover the spread as 10.5 point underdogs. The team’s combined scoring of 37 points fell below the posted betting line of 42.

Compared to last year, where the Bears averaged 18.29 points per game, the team’s 10 was a disappointing performance.

Even though Chicago ended the game with just 27 carries, they still ran for a total of 180 yards. Individually, David Montgomery compiled 122 yards, with a per attempt average of 15. At the quarterback position, Justin Fields ended the game with a passer rating of 43.75 on 70 yards through the air. Although Fields did not find the en Equanimeous St. Brown led Chicago in the passing game with 39 receiving yards.

So far, the Bears have a red zone conversion rate of 75.0%, placing them 2.0th in the NFL.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

Houston and Chicago did not play each other in the 2021-2022 regular season.

Houston comes into the game looking to continue their recent success over Chicago, as they have a record of 4-1 over the last 5 meetings. The two teams have combined to average 36.6 points per game in their last 5 meetings.

The Houston Texans have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 2-1. On average, the Texans have averaged 19.6 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Chicago at 17.0.

Across their 5 previous road games, Houston has an ATS mark of 3-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3-0 while averaging 15.4 points per game.

Through their last 5 home contests, the Bears offense has averaged 18.4 points per game while allowing an average of 15.8. Chicago posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.

Texans vs Bears Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bears -3.0
  • Free Total Prediction:Under 40.5

 


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