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Chicago Bears vs Cincinnati Bengals: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 2

By Squawka NFL

Published: 15:05, 16 September 2021 | Updated: 15:03, 23 September 2021

The Chicago Bears (0-1) are favored by just 2.5 points against the Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) on Sunday, September 19, 2021. An over/under of 45 is set in the game.

Bears vs Bengals predictions

Computer predictions for Bears vs Bengals
ATS Total Score prediction
Bengals (+2.5) Over (45) Bengals 32 Bears 18

Bears vs Bengals head-to-head

In the past five matchups between these two teams, Chicago has a 3-2 advantage over Cincinnati. Chicago put up 98 points in those five matchups compared to Cincinnati’s 97.

Bears vs Bengals betting odds

Bears vs Bengals Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Bears -2.5 -120 100 45 -110 -110

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Bears vs Bengals betting insights

Bears trends

  • Chicago’s record against the spread last season was 8-8-0.
  • The Bears had one win ATS (1-2) as a 2.5-point favorite or more last year.
  • Last season, eight of Chicago’s 16 games hit the over.
  • The Bears averaged 3.2 fewer points per game (23.3) than the Bengals surrendered (26.5) last season.
  • When Chicago put up more than 26.5 points last year, it was 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 overall.
  • The Bears racked up 58.0 fewer yards per game (331.4) than the Bengals gave up per outing (389.4) last season.
  • Chicago was 4-0 against the spread and 4-0 overall when the team totaled over 389.4 yards last year.

Bengals trends

  • Cincinnati was 9-7-0 against the spread last year.
  • The Bengals had an ATS record of 8-6 as underdogs of 2.5 points or more last year.
  • Out of 16 Cincinnati games last year, eight hit the over.
  • Last season the Bengals put up 3.7 fewer points per game (19.4) than the Bears surrendered (23.1).
  • When Cincinnati put up more than 23.1 points last season, it was 7-0 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
  • The Bengals racked up 319.8 yards per game last season, 25.1 fewer yards than the 344.9 the Bears gave up per contest.
  • Cincinnati was 6-0 against the spread and 3-3 overall when the team totaled more than 344.9 yards last season.

Team stats

Compare 2020 season stats for Bears and Bengals
Bears Stats Bengals
245.3 Pass yards 237.1
246.2 Pass yards against 246.4
102.9 Rush yards 104.3
113.4 Rush yards against 148.2
-4 Turnover differential -7

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Player betting tips

Bears top players

  • Andy Dalton threw for 2,170 yards (135.6 yards per game) while completing 64.9% of his passes (216-of-333), with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year.
  • David Montgomery took 247 carries for 1,070 rushing yards a season ago (66.9 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns. He also caught 54 passes for 438 yards (27.4 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air.
  • Last season, Allen Robinson II was targeted 151 times and notched 102 catches for 1,250 yards (78.1 ypg) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Darnell Mooney also added 61 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns last year. He was targeted 98 times and put up 39.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Damiere Byrd caught 47 passes on 77 targets for 604 yards and one touchdown, averaging 37.8 yards per game last season.
  • Khalil Mack put together a solid body of work a year ago, notching 9.0 sacks, 15.0 TFL, 71 tackles, and one interception.
  • Roquan Smith totaled 180 tackles, 18.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, and two interceptions over his most recent campaign.

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Bengals top players

  • Last year Joe Burrow put up 2,688 passing yards (268.8 yards per game) while going 264-for-404 (65.3% completion percentage) and throwing 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. He tacked on 142 rushing yards on 37 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per game.
  • Joe Mixon took 119 carries for 428 rushing yards a season ago (47.6 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 138 yards (15.3 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
  • Samaje Perine totaled 301 rushing yards on 63 carries (18.8 yards per game), with three touchdowns on the ground last season.
  • Last season Tee Higgins was targeted 108 times and amassed 67 catches for 908 yards (56.8 ypg) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Tyler Boyd added 79 catches for 841 yards and four touchdowns last year. He was targeted 110 times and put up 52.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Drew Sample collected 349 yards on 40 catches with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 21.8 yards per game (on 53 targets).
  • Trey Hendrickson had a strong body of work a year ago, notching 13.5 sacks, 13.5 TFL and 28 tackles.
  • Over the course of his 2020 campaign, Vonn Bell racked up 161 tackles and 4.0 TFL.
  • Jessie Bates III picked off three passes and tacked on 140 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 15 passes defended last season.

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