NFL Picks: Week 3 Bears vs Chiefs
The stage is set for a gripping face-off between the NFL Franchises Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, in what promises to be a riveting encounter at the GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. With both teams having contrasting journeys so far, let’s delve deeper into the nuances of their performance, before making a sound prediction.
BUSR NFL Lines
Spread: Bears +12.5 (-110), Chiefs -12.5 (-110)
Moneyline: Bears +520, Chiefs -800
Total: O 47.5, U 47.5
A Glimpse into Chicago Bears
On the ground, the Bears are posting an average of 94.5 yards every game, with Herbert emerging as the leading rusher, amassing 62 yards from 16 attempts. The Bears’ defensive unit, however, has found itself on the back foot, conceding an average of 32.5 points and 383 yards in each game. While T.J. Edwards has been a tackling machine with 26 to his credit, Yannick Ngakoue has managed to notch up a sack, and Eddie Jackson has been instrumental with 2 pass deflections.
Kansas City Chiefs’ Journey Thus Far
The Chiefs, much like the Bears, average 95.5 yards on the ground. Isiah Pacheco has been the chief contributor, racking up 93 yards over 20 carries. In the defensive department, the Chiefs seem to have a tighter grip, allowing just 15 points and 319.5 yards on average per game. Nick Bolton, with 15 tackles, leads the defensive stats sheet, while Chris Jones has managed 1.5 sacks and Justin Reid has contributed with 2 pass deflections.
The Bears’ journey thus far has been rather lackluster, especially given the potential winnable nature of their initial matches against the Packers and Buccaneers. A concerning statistic emerges as the Bears have stumbled in 9 of their last 11 games as significant underdogs. Contrarily, the Kansas City Chiefs’ prowess, especially at home, is well-documented. The return of stalwarts like Travis Kelce and Chris Jones only bolsters their case.
Given the disparity in form, performances, and home advantage, the NFL Odds seem heavily tilted in favor of the Chiefs. It might be early days in the season, but the gap in class and execution between the Bears and Chiefs is palpable. Thus, for those looking to place a wager, banking on the Chiefs covering the spread on BUSR seems to be the prudent choice. As always, the beauty of football lies in its unpredictability, but this Sunday at Arrowhead, the Chiefs appear poised to roar louder.