The Buffalo Bills edged the Miami Dolphins in wintry Buffalo on Saturday night. Moving to Chicago’s Soldier Field, they can expect icy conditions as well. Buffalo will look to cover as an almost double-digit NFL pick against the spread (ATS). The Bills have not done that on the NFL odds since Week 5 while Chicago is just 1-4 ATS in its last five as its season is already eliminated from playoff contention.
Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Bills vs Bears. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 16 picks for you to consider.
Bills vs Bears Betting Lines
Bills Still Struggling With Spread
Buffalo is riding high off beating Miami in what clinched a playoff spot and gave the Bills a near-insurmountable division lead. However, their spread bettors aren’t celebrating. In Buffalo’s five-game winning streak, they are just 2-3 ATS. The Bills are just 6-7-1 ATS and haven’t looked as dominant since Week 5.
Injuries are partly to blame here. The Bills’ secondary has been stricken by the injury bug and leading pass rusher Von Miller is out for the season. On offense, the Bills just lost center Mitch Morse to a concussion. Right guard Ryan Bates could replace Morse and he’s banged up himself (ankle).
But as long as Josh Allen and the offense are making things happen, the Bills are reliable enough to bet online (on the moneyline). It’s why Buffalo brought back his “old friends.” Allen and Co. will continue to carry this team.
Bears QB Fields Knows a Lot About Carrying
In many ways, Fields is doing what Allen is doing for Buffalo. However, the Bears are not winning – or even covering. Chicago has lost seven straight games and is 2-5 ATS in this span. Fields is having a breakout season akin to Lamar Jackson’s sophomore campaign. This has helped Chicago become a more fun offense, albeit with mixed results.
The Bears are still only 19th in the NFL in points (20.7) even if they lead in rushing yards (186.9). Their defense does them no favors as this Bears team is a far cry from the classic defensive mold.
Ranked 30th in scoring defense, this is the worst since the Marc Trestman seasons in 2014 and 2013. With the porous defense and electric offense, 64.3 percent of Bears’ games (9-5-0) go over the total. That is tied for the most in the NFL.
Bills vs Bears Game Injuries
Bills vs Bears Head to Head
While the Bears are heavily favored here, Buffalo has won just once in their last six trips to Soldier Field. Four of Chicago’s last five games against the AFC East have also gone over the total.
Bills vs Bears Game Information
- Game: Bills vs Bears
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 24
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
- How to watch Bills vs Bears? NFLN
Bills vs Bears Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Bills vs Bears Game Weather Conditions
It is a chilly 10 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago this Saturday. With wind gusts of up to 40 mph and 30 percent chance of snow, temperatures will feel closer to -9.
Bills vs Bears Game Picks & Prediction
Predicted Score: Bills 26, Bears 13
- Worth betting on the Moneyline?
The Bills have been on the wrong side of upsets this season against the Jets and Vikings. So Chicago’s +340 moneyline seems awfully juicy. But there is no value in betting a losing number. Take Buffalo at -450 and parlay them or just pass.
- Worth Betting ATS?
For a better bet on Buffalo, lay the points on this team. The Bills have struggled on the online sports betting lines. But the Bears are a tailor-made matchup for them. Chicago is last in the NFL in passing stats and has a generous defense. Buffalo is due for a blowout win and this is it.
- Worth betting on the Totals?
Consider that the Bears have been held to 20, 19, and 10 points in their last three games. The Bills have a defense that is just as good if not better than the three teams (Philadelphia, Green Bay, and the Jets) that did this. On top of that, the potential blizzard could make it harder to pass and kick field goals. Bet the under.
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The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.