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Bears vs Cowboys Prediction, Odds & Best Bet (Two Stellar Defenses Force Low-Scoring Game)

Larry Rupp
Chicago Bears vs Dallas Cowboys prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 8 game.
Chicago Bears vs Dallas Cowboys prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 8 game. / AP Photos/Ron Jenkins
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Bears vs Cowboys Week 8 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 8
Chicago Bears (3-4, 1-3 Away) vs. Dallas Cowboys (5-2, 3-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: AT&T Stadium — Arlington, TX
Coverage: FOX

The Dallas Cowboys will look to keep up in a tough NFC East division when they host the Chicago Bears in Week 8 NFL action. The Bears are fresh off an unexpected rout of the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. Quarterback Justin Fields' 2 total touchdowns led the way in a 33-14 win.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys bounced back from a Week 6 loss with a 24-6 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 7. Quarterback Dak Prescott made his return from a thumb injury, completing 19 of his 25 pass attempts for 207 yards and 1 touchdown. The defense logged an impressive 5 takeaways.

Bears vs Cowboys Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CHI: (+360) | DAL: (-460)
Spread: CHI: +9.5 (-105) | DAL: -9.5 (-115)
Total: 42.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Cowboys enter this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 1:00 p.m. ET clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 8 slate at 42.5 points.

Bears vs Cowboys Prediction & Pick

The 2022 NFL season has featured a ton of unexpected storylines, but seeing the Cowboys dominate on defense has to be one of the biggest surprises. Dallas has posted the second-best total DVOA rating in the league, behind the Buffalo Bills, and is only allowing 14.9 points per game (No. 2 in NFL).

That should scare the Bears' offense. Before bursting out for 33 points in Week 7, Chicago was only averaging 15.5 points per game as drives were constantly being stalled in the red zone. Expecting what happened on Monday night to happen on Sunday would be unrealistic here. Dallas gets the W.

Final Score Prediction: Bears: 14 | Cowboys: 24

Bears vs Cowboys Betting Trends

- Chicago is 4-2 straight up in its last six games against Dallas.
- The total has hit the over in each of Chicago's last seven games against Dallas.
- Dallas is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in each of Dallas' last six home games.

Bears vs Cowboys Best Bet

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

While the Cowboys have certainly made their mark on defense, it's important not to overlook the Bears here. Chicago ranks among the top 12 teams in statistical categories such as points allowed per game, yards allowed per game and takeaways per game. Matt Eberflus' defense is on fire in 2022.

All signs point to a low-scoring battle here. The under has cashed in each of Dallas' last six home games and it has also cashed in six of Chicago's last seven games against an NFC East opponent. Look for punts to be downed inside the 20 and stops to be made in the red zone on Sunday afternoon.

Bet: Under 42.5 Points (-110)

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