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Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans Betting Picks and Prediction

The Houston Texans are still a ways away from putting everything together. However, Houston has shown some fight under first-year coach Lovie Smith.

The Texans made Denver earn a narrow victory over them and tied Indianapolis in NFL Week 1. While making Bears vs. Texans betting picks may not favor the visitor, there is a lot to like about Houston.

Chicago has many of the same problems that the Texans do. The Bears are an inconsistent team with a young quarterback.

While the Bears did open the season with a victory, a lot of that can be attributed to poor field conditions that made things difficult on offense for both sides.

While this won’t be the most exciting game on the Week 3 NFL schedule, fans of the Bears and Texans are both hoping to find a way to win.

Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears

When it comes to the Texans game today, Houston leads the all-time series 4-1 with the Bears. While the teams only played once every four years when the league had a 16-game schedule, the Texans have had success over the much older franchise. Chicago did win the last meeting in the series 36-7 in 2020.

Both NFL teams are rebuilding under new coaches. Houston went the veteran route and brought in former Bears coach Lovie Smith.

Smith took the Bears to the Super Bowl before they lost to the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. Chicago hired Matt Eberflus, who has been coaching in the NFL since 2009 as an assistant, for his first head coaching job.

Bears vs. Texans Matchup Info

The Texans and Bears will meet at 1 p.m. in Soldier Field in Chicago.

Houston Texans

While the Texans have shown spunk this season, anyone making Bears vs. Texans picks can see the team has serious flaws on offense.

Through two weeks, Houston has only produced 157 yards rushing on 46 carries. Dameon Pierce is the team’s leading rushing, compiling 102 yards on 26 carries.

Davis Mills Analysis

While quarterback Davis Mills hasn’t made too many major mistakes, he isn’t accurate for the modern NFL.

He’s completed 56 percent of his passes for 417 yards and has thrown two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Texans Defense

Defensively, Houston has also had some struggles. The Texans are second to last in the league in terms of total yards allowed, giving up 433.5 per game. Houston is especially bad against the run, allowing 163 yards per game.

Key Injuries

  • LB Kamu Grugier-Hill is questionable (neck)
  • TE Brevin Jordan is questionable (ankle)
  • LB Blake Cashman is questionable
  • CB Isaac Yiadom is questionable

Betting Trends to Know

  • Houston is 2-0 against the spread this season
  • The over is 0-2 in the Texans’ games this season.

Chicago Bears

Bears odds show that Chicago has also had a tough time on offense. Quarterback Justin Fields has only attempted 28 passes through two games. During the team’s opening two games, Fields has thrown two interceptions and been sacked five times.

What people looking to make Bears vs. Texans picks will see is that Chicago has found ways to run the ball effectively. Running back David Montgomery has rushed for 148 yards on 32 carries, averaging 4.6 yards per carrying. 

Key Injuries

  • TE Ryan Griffin is questionable (Achilles)
  • LB Roquan Smith is questionable (hip)
  • WR Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring)

Betting Trends To Know

  • Chicago is 1-1 against the spread this season.
  • The over is 0-2 in the Bears’ games this season.

Bears vs. Texans Odds Breakdown

In this game that may not have too big of an impact on the NFL standings, the Bears are 2.5-point favorites. Chicago is -143 on the moneyline, while Houston is +125. The over/under has been set at 50 points.

Bears vs. Texans Betting Picks

Moneyline: This game won’t be a pretty one. Both teams have serious flaws on offense that each team should be able to exploit.

Chicago may be able to focus on the pass because the Houston Texans haven’t proven they can run the ball. The Bears’ passing game is a mess. This game is a toss-up, and it is worth taking a shot at Houston.

Over/under: The total for this game is set at a low number for a good reason. Neither offense is one you will want to tell your grandchildren about.

If Chicago relies on the running game, the Chicago Bears may be able to open up big holes in the Texans’ defense. This game should go under.

Spread: Chicago and Houston both need to prove they can close out games. While there is a chance, the Bears will be able to protect home field and win. This is a good spot to bet the underdog.

Chicago vs Houston Score Prediction

Score Prediction: Houston 17, Chicago 14

NFL Pick: Texans (+125)

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