Bet on Football: Texans vs. Bears

August 14th, 2020 NFL Football

Sunday’s late game features two nearly-undefeated teams facing each other, as the Houston Texans travel to Chicago to take on the Bears. Gametime in Soldier Field on Chicago’s lakefront is scheduled for 8:20 PM ET, and you can watch all of the action nationally on NBC.

The Texans come into this game off of their latest win of the season, defeating the Buffalo Bills 21-9. The Texans controlled this game from start to finish, despite it being close in the stats. Houston held a 21-17 edge in first downs, and a 374-308 edge in total yards. However, they held onto the ball for 9 more minutes than Buffalo, forced a turnover on a lost fumble, and kept them from scoring a single touchdown. QB Matt Schaub threw 19-of-27, for 268 yards, and 2 touchdowns. The Texans hold a 64-22 edge in points since their one loss of the season. Check the NFL Lines for Texans vs. Bears Game.

The Bears are coming off of a rout of the Titans in Tennessee, winning 51-20. This game was over in the first quarter, as the Bears were up 28-2. They held a 21-12 edge in the first downs, and held onto the ball for 15 more minutes than Tennessee. Chicago also forced 6 Titans turnovers, including 5 lost fumbles and 1 pick. Two sacks and 9 penalties costing them nearly 100 yards didn’t help the Titans chances. Bears QB Jay Cutler threw 19-of-26, for 229 yards, and 3 touchdowns. The Bears have won 6 straight games, after scoring the most points in a game since 1980. They are at +16 for the year in turnovers.

The Texans are 15-4 ATS recently. They are 6-2 ATS on the season, and 2-1 ATS on the road. This will be their first game as an underdog. The Bears are 5-3 ATS so far this year, and 2-2 ATS as a home favorite. Start your NFL Football Betting on Texans vs. Bears Game.

These two teams have met just twice since 2001, with the Texans winning both games. Their last meeting, in December 2008, resulted in a 31-24 Houston victory. In that one, the Texans were 3 point favorites. In a December 2004 matchup, the Texans won 24-5, in a game in which the Bears were 1 point favorites.

For this weekend’s game, the SBG Global NFL oddsmakers have it listed as a pick’em. The line opened at -1 ½ for the Bears. The over/under is set at 41 ½ points.

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