NFL Odds Week 3: How to Bet Texans-Bears, Pick

AFC South meets NFC North in Week 3 of 2022 NFL season.

The Houston Texans head north to take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field.

The Texans enter this matchup off the back of a low-scoring affair with the Denver Broncos in Week 2 following a spirited 20-20 draw against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. Defense has been tough, but the offense has not been able to put points on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter. If Davis Mills can continue to learn on the job and put something together, this team may surprise some people.

The Bears enter this matchup 1-1 and are coming off an NFC North Division loss to the Green Bay Packers. Like the Texans, the Bears’ defense has played very well in streaks, holding the Packers to three points in the second half last week. However, it’s the offense that has struggled again, which is to be expected from a young quarterback like Justin Fields. Hopefully he will continue his progressions and look to get things back on track this weekend.

Here you’ll find everything you need from a betting perspective for the Texans-Bears game, from point spread, money line, total over/under and expert selection (odds via FOX Bet):

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jeans @ Bears (1 p.m. ET, Sunday, CBS)

Point difference: Bears -2.5 (Bears are favorites to win by 2.5+ points, otherwise Texans cover)
money line: Bears -143 favorites to win (bet $10 to win a total of $16.99); Texans +110 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $21 total)
Total score over/under: 40.5 points scored by both teams combined

The Texans are 0-6 in their last six games against NFC opponents, dating back to 2020.

The Texans are 2-9 in their last 11 road games.

The Texans have been outscored 27-0 in the fourth quarter this season.

The Bears are allowing an NFL-worst 189.5 rushing yards per game.

Since the start of the 2020 season, the Bears are 1-13 when scoring 17 points or fewer.

The Bears are 2-7 in their last nine games against an AFC South opponent.

Selection by betting analyst Sam Panayotovich:

How many touchdowns in this? Two? Three?

Chicago’s offense is atrocious right now, and the Bears aren’t even looking to throw the ball. Even if offensive coordinator Luke Getsy decides to “unleash” Justin Fields, that doesn’t help the “upper” crowd much because Fields is imprecise and his weapons aren’t good.

The only thing that’s working for the Bears is that head coach Matt Eberflus clearly knows how to design a defensive game plan, and his guys are embracing that. That’s a big deal for a rebuilding soccer team that wants to brand itself around toughness and toughness. Chicago should be fine against Houston’s Davis Mills.

I’d be happy to cut down the Fields and Mills offense any day.

TO CHOOSE: Under 40.5 points scored by both teams combined on FOX Bet

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