Match Could Turn Into a Battle of Back-up Quarterbacks
The New York Jets will have a new starting quarterback Sunday when they host the Chicago Bears. Second-year quarterback Zach Wilson has been benched in favor of Mike White as the Jets try to regroup following a second difficult loss to the New England Patriots.
The Bears, who have lost four straight games, are dealing with their own quarterback issue: Justin Fields has an injury to his left non-throwing AC joint, which he was able to play through last week. Fields is currently listed as day-to-day.
Bears vs Jets Betting Lines
If Fields can’t play, the Bears would be forced to turn to veteran Trevor Siemian, and the Jets would become prohibitive favorites to collect their seventh win and should be bet on accordingly.
Siemian has attempted just one pass in his first season with the Bears and has 41 touchdown passes and 27 interceptions in six seasons. The seventh-round pick, who has been sacked 75 times in his career, played in one game for the Jets in 2019.
Defensive back Kyler Gordon suffered a concussion in last week’s game and did not practice Wednesday for the Bears, who have combined with their opponents to record seven overs, including five straight.
New York Jets
White has played four games in his career. While he completed just 58.6% of his passes for two touchdowns and six interceptions in three of them combined, the other match is what probably gives the Jets the confidence to put him in there: Against the Cincinnati Bengals last season, the fifth-round pick from Western Kentucky went 37-of-45 for 405 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Defensive back Sauce Gardner is dealing with a calf injury but is expected to play. Receiver Corey Davis practiced for the first time since Week 7 for the Jets. Both players have combined with their opponents to have five straight games finish under the total points.
Bears vs Jets Game Injuries
Bears vs Jets Head-to-Head
The Bears have had the upper hand in the series, winning 9 of 12 meetings, including four straight. Chicago, which won 24-10 in the most recent meeting in 2018, is 4-1 on the road.
The Bears have covered the spread in the last four meetings, including once as the underdog. Two games have gone over the total, while two finished under.
Bears vs Jets Game Information
- Game: Bears vs Jets
- Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ.
- How to watch Bears vs Jets? FOX
Bears vs Jets Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Bears vs Jets Game Weather Conditions
51°, 10 MPH Wind, 100% chance of rain, open stadium
Bears vs Jets Picks & Prediction
Predicted Score: Bears 20, Jets 13
- Is it worth betting on the moneyline?
This game looks like a toss-up on paper, so a moneyline bet on the Bears makes sense. The moneyline odds on the Jets are far too low with a backup quarterback playing.
- Is it worth betting ATS?
The Jets covering 6½ points doesn’t seem likely unless Fields is forced to miss the game. The Bears are a solid bet against the number if Fields starts.
- Is it worth betting on the totals?
The under seems like the way to go here, but at such a low number (38½), it’s best to avoid it.
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.