Last Updated Oct 02, 2022, 1:13 PM
Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Week 4 of the NFL season will resume on Sunday afternoon with an intriguing NFC clash between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants. Coverage begins from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.
CHICAGO BEARS vs. NEW YORK GIANTS BETTING PREDICTION
The Giants barreled out to a surprisingly strong start under new head coach Brian Daboll, as New York opened the season with a pair of narrow victories over the Titans and Panthers, despite their offense averaging just 20 PPG on 329 YPG in those two contests. However, the Giants came crashing back to reality in Week 3, as the Cowboys ventured to East Rutherford with backup QB Cooper Rush under center this past Monday, and they were simply the better team, as Dallas waltzed to a 23-17 road victory to hand the G-Men their first loss of the year.
Chicago, on the other hand, is also off to a surprisingly strong 2-1 start the season, as the Bears posted tough wins over the Niners and Texans in Weeks 1 and 3, which was inevitably separated by a double-digit road loss to the Packers in Week 2. However, Chicago’s offense has been subpar, as Justin Fields and co. averaged just 17.3 PPG on 265 YPG across those three affairs.
I’ll take the under here, as the Giants (19 PPG) and Bears (17 PPG) both scored 19 PTS or less in two-of-three matchups to open the season, however, both have been carried by excellent defensive play, as both defenses also surrendered 20 PTS or less in two of those three contests, leading me to believe Sunday afternoon’s matchup will probably ring in right around that same number.
Score Prediction: Giants 20, Bears 16
Best Bet: Under 39.5 (-110)
CHICAGO BEARS vs. NEW YORK GIANTS BETTING ODDS
CHICAGO BEARS vs. NEW YORK GIANTS BETTING RESOURCES
Date: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022
Matchup: NFC North vs. NFC East
Venue: MetLife Stadium
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Time-TV: FOX, 1:00 p.m. ET
CHICAGO BEARS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Bears finished third in the NFC North with a record of 6-11 last year, as Chicago stormed out to a solid 3-2 start to the season, however, their success was very short-lived, highlighted by their 3-9 skid the rest of the way led by an offense ranked 27th in scoring and 24th in yardage per play in total yardage (18.3 PPG, 4.9 YPP).
It appears the jury is still out on Fields, but his rookie campaign wasn’t exactly promising, as Fields completed just 59% of his passes for 156 PYPG to go along with a 7-10 TD-INT ratio last season; and it’s only gotten worse in the early goings of this season, considering he’s completed just 51% of his passes for 99 PYPG and a 2-4 TD-INT ratio through Week 3.
NEW YORK GIANTS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Giants finished last in the NFC East with a record of 4-13 last season, which tied the Jets for the third-worst mark in the league. Health issues were partly to blame for the Giants’ struggles, especially on the offensive side, as New York posted a modest 4-7 record through the first 12 weeks of the season. However, Jones’ season-ending neck injury immediately derailed their campaign, and they went 0-6 the rest of the way.
Giants’ RB Saquon Barkley participated in 13 contests last year, which tied his career high for attendance since suiting up for all 16 games in his impressive Rookie of the Year campaign back in 2018. However, Barkley dealt with a lingering injury for most of last season, and the Giants’ 31st ranked offense didn’t exactly breed run-heavy scenarios often (15.2 PPG), so, it’s good to see him back in the saddle early this year (136 TOT YPG, 2 TD).
CHICAGO BEARS vs. NEW YORK GIANTS BETTING TRENDS
- The Bears are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games.
- The Giants are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games.
- The Bears are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the Giants' last five games.
- The Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against the Giants.
- The Giants are 2-7 SU in their last nine games.
- The Bears are 4-2 SU in their last six games against the Giants.
- The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the Giants' last seven home games.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five matchups between the Bears and Giants.