Chicago Bears vs Atlanta Falcons News & Picks
Chicago Bears vs Atlanta Falcons Odds
|Chicago Bears||+3 Ev||47 -110 O||+155|
|Atlanta Falcons||-3 -120||47 -110 U||-175|
**Odds as of 09/25**
Straight Up (Sebastian Morera)
The Bears are off to a 2-0 start, tying the Packers for the No. 1 spot in the NFC North. However, Chicago’s opponents haven’t been challenging. Ultimately this contest against the Falcons should help us size the Bears.
That said, the Falcons have not looked strong. The season opener saw them lose to the Seahawks 38-25. Even worse was their Week 2 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Falcons had a 29-10 lead at the half but fell apart, losing in embarrassing fashion. Nevertheless, the Falcons have had flashes of brilliance. And against Chicago, those flashes should be more than enough to secure this Week 3 win. Take the Falcons here.
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
At this point, we all know that the Atlanta Falcons (0-2) are a team that bucks convention. Atlanta showed the world what an epic, unnecessary collapse looks like in their Week 2 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Falcons are the only team in NFL history to score 39 points, commit zero turnovers, and lose a game. Prior to Atlanta, the record for teams finding themselves in that desirable situation was 440-0. The Falcons are the exception to the rule.
I don’t want to beat a dead Falcon here, so let’s just say that Atlanta can’t be trusted. The Chicago Bears (2-0) represent the flip side of the coin. Both of the Bears victories have been decided on the last play of the game, and they’ve come out on top.
Atlanta will score lots of points, but they’ll find a way to shoot themselves like Cheddar Bob on “Eight Mile”. Chicago has a winning vibe, so take the three free points.
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears are 2-0 while Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are 0-2.
Yes, the Falcons offense is so much better (32 points per game), but the team always struggles to seal the deal. They really need RB Todd Gurley to regain full confidence in order to do better regarding the clock management and third downs.
The Bears average 22 points per game and Mitch Trubisky is 5/2 (TD/INT). Nick Foles is waiting, but it seems like his chance won’t be soon.
The total has gone under in nine of Atlanta’s last 10 games against Chicago, but Matt Ryan and the Falcons need a big way right now. Go over.