Texans vs Bears Week 3 Game Info
Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears. Despite a strong defensive performance in Week 2, the Texans couldn't get the job done in their 16-9 loss to the Denver Broncos. It was a solid showing for 2022 third overall pick Derek Stingley Jr., who had a game-high eight solo tackles along with a pair of broken-up passes in the loss.
After a weather-aided Week 1 win over the San Francisco 49ers, the Bears proved to be who we thought they were in their uneventful 27-10 defeat against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. No matter what Chicago did, it couldn't get the ball rolling, ending the game with just 228 total offensive yards while only controlling the ball for 37.9% of the game.
Texans vs Bears Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: HOU: (+130) | CHI: (-154)
Spread: HOU: +3 (-112) | CHI: -3 (-108)
Total: 38.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Updated (Sunday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. EST): Updated odds were provided from FanDuel Sportsbook. The line on this game continues to hover around a field goal, although Chicago is now viewed as a 3-point home favorite. Their moneyline odds increased from -144 to -154.
The Bears enter this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds. This 1 p.m. ET game also features a total of 38.5, which is currently the lowest on the Week 3 slate.
Texans vs Bears Prediction & Pick
Both of these teams are projected to be among the NFL's worst this year, but I do like the Texans a bit more. Houston managed to slow down both the Broncos and Indianapolis Colts over the first two weeks, giving up only 18 points per game (tied for ninth-fewest in the NFL).
Meanwhile, the Bears' offense has been virtually non-existent. Chicago is averaging a league-worst 216 yards per game and without any impactful playmakers, beating a hungry team like Houston will be tough. At the end of the day, the Texans have been the more impressive team and I expect them to grab their first win of the year.
Final Score Prediction: Texans: 24 | Bears: 10
Texans vs Bears Betting Trends
- Houston is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games in September.
- Chicago is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Houston's last eight road games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Chicago's last five games against Houston.
Texans vs Bears Best Bet
As previously mentioned, the Texans have looked like the better team with more heart this season. Lovie Smith has done a great job with Houston's defense and with the Bears offense looking downright putrid, I have no issues backing an outright Texans win.
Bet: Houston Texans ML (+122)
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