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NFL 2024: Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans Preview, Odds & Prediction

Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans Preview, Odds & Prediction
  • Date: Friday, August 2, 2024
  • Teams: Chicago Bears (1-1) vs. Houston Texans (0-1-1)
  • Line: Bears favored by 2.5 points
  • Total Points: 40.5

Betting Trends: Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans

Analyzing the betting trends can provide insights into how teams have performed against expectations this season.

Chicago Bears Preview

  • Record Against the Spread: 1-1-0
  • Games Over the Total: 0
  • Moneyline Favorite: First game this season
  • Implied Win Probability: 59.3%

Houston Texans Preview

  • Record Against the Spread: 2-0-0
  • Games Over the Total: 0
  • Performance as Underdogs: Lost both games
  • Moneyline Underdog Odds: +123

Over/Under Trends

Examining the over/under trends helps predict whether the game is likely to be high-scoring or low-scoring.

  • Combined Average Points Per Game: Bears (14.5) + Texans (14.5) = 29
  • Combined Points Allowed Per Game: 36.5
  • Average Total for Bears Games: 39.8 points
  • Average Total for Texans Games: 45.5 points

Players to Watch

Key players can have a significant impact on the game’s outcome, and these are the ones to keep an eye on.

Chicago Bears players:

  • Justin Fields: 22.4 fantasy points, QB No. 24
  • David Montgomery: 18.6 fantasy points, RB No. 18
  • Khalil Herbert: 14.4 fantasy points, RB No. 29
  • Equanimeous St. Brown: 11.7 fantasy points, WR No. 45

Houston Texans players:

  • Davis Mills: 22.7 fantasy points, QB No. 23
  • O.J. Howard: 16.5 fantasy points, TE No. 5
  • Brandin Cooks: 13.6 fantasy points, WR No. 39
  • Dameon Pierce: 11.6 fantasy points, RB No. 35

Preview, Odds & Prediction

Given their favored status and key player performance, the Bears have a slight edge in this matchup. The Texans, while resilient against the spread, have struggled to secure wins.

Betting Pick:

  • Take the Bears to cover the 2.5-point spread.
  • Consider betting on the total staying under 40.5 points, given the scoring trends of both teams.
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