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New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Predictions, Odds, Picks

Jan. 2, 2022
Joe Hedrick
VI Betting Expert

The New York Giants (4-11) will be on the road in week 17 to take on the Chicago Bears (5-10). Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois and will broadcast on CBS.

Score Prediction

Bears 21, Giants 14

Best Bets

Bears -5.5 (-120) at Treasure Island

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Predictions

The Giants will look to avoid a five-game losing streak this week in Chicago. To put it lightly, the team has been in shambles all season. First, they lose starting QB Daniel Jones to a neck injury and then decide to fire offensive coordinator Jason Garrett mid-season. As for this Sunday, head coach Joe Judge told the media to expect quarterbacks Glennon and Fromm to both play. From a bettor's perspective, if you tell me those are the two guys at QB, it does not instill much confidence backing them.

The Bears enter this game coming off a 25-24 win in Seattle led by third string QB, Nick Foles. Chicago had lost three straight prior to the victory. Both quarterbacks Justin Fields and Andy Dalton have returned to practice after missing last week's game due to injuries. As of Friday, Dalton has been named the starter for Sunday’s matchup, while Foles will play the backup role depending on what Fields status is.

Both teams have been completely eliminated from the playoffs. I give the advantage to the Bears in this one, because of home field advantage and Dalton is a better QB than both Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm. On the other hand, the Giants have come out and said they will play two QB’s this week, both of whom have performed very poorly to date. Laying the points and taking the Bears here.

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Betting Odds

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New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Betting Resources

  • Matchup: NFC East vs. NFC North
  • Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
  • Venue: Solider Field
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • TV-Time: FOX - 1:00 p.m. ET

New York Giants Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 4-11
  • ATS: 6-9
  • O/U: 5-9-1
  • ATS - Away: 3-5

The Giants are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games. They have had much more success against Chicago, with a 5-0 ATS record in their last five games while playing the Bears on the road. The total has gone under in seven of the last nine games for the Giants, as well as going under in four of the last five when playing Chicago on the road.

New York has scored 16 points combined in the last two games, which makes it no surprise that the offense ranks as one of the worst in the league. On the season, they are averaging 303.5 total YPG (30th), 207.9 passing YPG (21st), 95.5 rushing YPG (27th), and 16.5 PPG (30th). If the Giants want to see success in this game, they will need to finally get RB Saquon Barkley involved in the offense as much as possible. Barkley has yet to have a 100-yard rushing game.

The Giant's defense has looked better than the offense but still ranks in the lower half of the NFL. Entering week 17 they are allowing 363.3 total YPG (23rd), 238.5 passing YPG (18th), 125.3 rushing YPG (26th), and 24.3 PPG (21st). New York has allowed 55 points combined the past two weeks, but good news for the Giants is they will be facing the Bears this week.

Chicago Bears Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 5-10
  • ATS: 5-10
  • O/U: 6-9
  • ATS - Home: 2-5

Chicago is 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five home games, as well as 0-5 ATS in their last home games against the Giants. The total has gone under in 18 of the last 25 games Chicago has played at home. This trend continues when playing the Giants, with four of the last five home matchups going under.

The Bears offense never seems to know who will be starting at QB, but Dalton will get the go-ahead this week. Regardless, the results are usually pretty similar. On the season the offense is averaging 308 total YPG (26th), 185.3 passing YPG (32nd), 122.7 rushing YPG (8th), and 17.7 PPG (28th). The Bears should look to take advantage of the Giants weak run defense.

Chicago’s defense ranks better than the offense in most categories. Allowing 326.5 total YPG (9th), 202.4 passing YPG (4th), 124.1 rushing YPG (25th), and 24.9 PPG (24th). The Bears passing defense should see success going against Fromm and Glennon. As long as they don’t let Barkley go off, they should be able to keep the Giant’s points to a minimum.

Inside the Stats - New York Giants

  • Record: 4-11
  • Division Standing: 4th - NFC East
  • Points Scored: 248
  • Points Allowed: 365
  • PS/G: 16.5 (30th)
  • PA/G: 24.3 (21st)

Inside the Stats - Chicago Bears

  • Record: 5-10
  • Division Standing: 3rd - NFC North
  • Points Scored: 265
  • Points Allowed: 373
  • PS/G: 17.7 (28th)
  • PA/G: 24.9 (24th)

Key Players to Watch

  • NYG: Saquon Barkley - RB (130 carries, 461 yards, 2 TD)
  • NYG: Evan Engram - TE (44 catches, 392 yards, 3 TD)
  • CHI: David Montgomery - RB (183 carries, 713 yards, 5 TD)
  • CHI: Jimmy Graham - TE (12 catches, 151 yards, 3 TD)

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Betting Conclusion

New York has not been able to score the ball, and that will be no different this week. The Giants are one of the few teams that actually seem to get worse every week. The Bears will look to win their second straight and the final home game of the season. I like Chicago to cover in this one, not because I have full confidence in them, but rather because I have no confidence in the Giants.

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Betting Trends

  • Chicago has failed to cover the spread in five of its last seven home games.
  • New York has failed to cover the spread in four straight games.
  • Chicago has seen the favorite cover the spread in eight straight home games.
  • New York has gone UNDER the point total in seven of its last nine games.

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