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Dolphins vs Bears Prediction, Odds & Best Bet (Dolphins to Take Advantage of Bears' Inconsistencies)

Devon Platana
Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 9.
Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 9. / AP Photos/Emilee Chinn
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Dolphins vs Bears Week 9 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Miami Dolphins (5-3, 2-2 Away) vs. Chicago Bears (3-5, 2-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: Soldier Field — Chicago, IL
Coverage: CBS

Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season includes an inter-conference battle between the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. Tua Tagovailoa's return has the Dolphins back on track, having won back-to-back games following last weekend's 31-27 victory against the Detroit Lions.

The Bears, on the other hand, have been unable to string together consecutive wins all season long. Chicago has now lost four of its last five outings, entering Week 9 after suffering a 49-29 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Dolphins vs Bears Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIA: (-198) | CHI: (+166)
Spread: MIA: -4.5 (-105) | CHI: +4.5 (-115)
Total: 46.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Updated (Sunday, Nov. 6, 10:20 a.m. EST): The point total in this matchup holds steady as 4.5, but Miami sees their moneyline odds fall from -215 to -198. The over/under also jumped three points up to to 46.5.

The Dolphins enter this contest as clear favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated odds. This inter-conference clash also features a total of 43.5, which is among the lowest of the Week 8 totals.

Dolphins vs Bears Prediction & Pick

As mentioned before, the Dolphins are starting to get hot at the right time. The team is 5-0 this season in games that Tagovailoa completes. The third-year QB just threw for 382 yards and a trio of touchdowns against the Lions last week and aims to take advantage of a Bears defense that just gave up 442 total yards and 42 points to the Cowboys' offense.

The Bears should also be able to do a bit of damage against the Dolphins here — especially if they lean on QB Justin Fields. Miami has given up the fifth-most rushing yards to quarterbacks this season, along with a pair of TDs. Considering how Fields has 230 rushing yards and two TDs on 34 carries over the last three weeks, I expect that he'll keep his Bears in the game.

Having said that, a full-powered Dolphins squad is a force to be reckoned with, having even beaten the Buffalo Bills earlier this season. Meanwhile, the Bears have only beaten the lowly Houston Texans, underperforming New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers in a weather-plagued game.

With the Dolphins on the rise and the Bears struggling to win consistently, I'm taking Miami to win on the road.

Final Score Prediction: Dolphins: 30 | Bears: 23

Dolphins vs Bears Betting Trends

- Miami is 13-4 straight up in its last 17 games.
- Chicago is 6-13-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 20 games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Miami's last nine games against Chicago.
- The total has hit the over in four of Chicago's last six games.

Dolphins vs Bears Best Bet

The Bears have struggled against the spread (ATS) when the odds are in the opposition's favor. Chicago is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games as the underdog and has even failed to cover the spread in four of the last five games against Miami.

All five of the Bears' losses this season have been by an average margin of 11.4 points, giving me even more confidence to take the Dolphins to cover the 4.5-point spread.

Bet: Dolphins -4.5 (-114)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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