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NFL Betting Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs
September 24, 2023
The 0-2 Chicago Bears will travel to take on the 1-1 Kansas City Chiefs in week 3 of the NFL season on Sunday afternoon.
Chicago enters this game with a record of 0-2 following losses at home against the Green Bay Packers by a score of 20-38 and on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 17-27 while the Kansas City Chiefs enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a loss at home against the Detroit Lions by a score of 20-21 and a win on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 17-9. Will the Bears keep the game closer than expected or will the Chiefs win in a rout? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
The Chicago Bears enter this game with a record of 0-2 following a 17-27 loss on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while failing to cover the 2.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 2 of the NFL season. Chicago scored 17 points while compiling 236 total yards offensively which included 211 passing yards and 67 rushing yards while allowing 27 points and 437 total yards defensively which included 317 passing yards and 120 rushing yards.
Justin Fields led the team in passing, completing 16 of 29 attempts for 211 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while adding three rushing yards and a touchdown. Khalil Herbert led the team in rushing with seven carries for 35 yards while adding a receptions for 23 yards. D.J. Moore led the team in receiving, catching six of seven targets for 104 yards.
Kansas City enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 17-9 win on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars while covering the 3.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 2 of the NFL season. The Chiefs scored 17 points while compiling 399 total yards offensively which included 305 passing yards and 101 rushing yards while allowing 9 points and 271 total yards defensively which included 215 passing yards and 74 rushing yards.
Patrick Mahomes led the team in passing, completing 29 of 41 attempts for 305 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 30 yards. Isaiah Pacheco led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 70 yards. Skyy Moore led the team in receiving, catching three of four targets for 70 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Kansas City Chiefs listed as 13-point favorites at home against the Chicago Bears in week 3 of the NFL season on Sunday afternoon. Kansas City has won four of the last seven and two of the last three matchups while going 4-3 ATS in the last seven and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Chicago is 0-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 0-1 ATS as an underdog while the Kansas City Chiefs are 1-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 1-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Kansas City is the more talented team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning four of the last seven games. The Chiefs are 4-3 ATS in the last seven and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Kansas City Chiefs -13 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday.
Spooky Express Pick: Kansas City Chiefs -13
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