Sunday Night Football dishes up the Chicago Bears hosting the Houston Texans. The point spread opened the week at Bears -1.5 Texans +1.5 and has since moved in a half point at most sportsbooks to sit at Chicago -1 Houston +1. The latest NFL Odds see Chicago priced between -125 ($1.80) up to -118 ($1.85) while Houston are trading between +105 ($2.05) up to +108 ($2.08). The over under total line has settled at O/U 39.5 after opening the week at O/U 43.
The Chicago Bears are 7-1 for the season having averaged 29.38 points per game while allowing 15, giving them a point’s differential of +14.38. Recent results include wins over Tennessee (50-20), Carolina (23-22) and Detroit (13-7). In wagering results the Bears are 5-3 (+$175) against the spread, 5-3 in over under results and they are showing a profit of +$295 against the open and +$257 against the closing money line odds.
Houston are also 7-1 having a points differential of +2.88 care of averaging 24.88 points on offense while conceding 22 on defense. The Texans are coming off a (21-9) win over Buffalo with other recent results including a win against Baltimore (43-13) and a loss to Green Bay (24-42). In NFL Point Spread Results the Texans are 6-2 (+$370), against the money line odds they are +$140 (open) and +$133 (close) and they have gone 4-4 in over under betting.
ESPN's week 10 power rankings have Houston up one spot to 2nd with Chicago right behind in 3rd. Looking at current wager counts from a leading offshore sportsbook we see that Houston are attracting around 56% of the moneyline action and the under bet is slightly more popular, attracting about 52% of wagers. While both of these teams hold impressive records some analysts have questioned their strength of schedules, in particular the Bears. I guess it is debatable just how strong or weak a particular teams schedule is but the best a team can do is win and both Chicago and Houston have plenty of 'W's next their names. The one team that has proved too good for both Chicago and Houston is Green Bay who downed the Bears (23-10) and the Texans (42-24).
The only recent regular season match up between the Bears and Texans was back in 2008 when the Texans prevailed (31-24) as -158 ($1.63) home favorites. The game total of 55 went over the closing over under line 46 by 9 points.
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