Bears Vs Bengals: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 2

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 19, 2021

The Chicago Bears (0-1) and Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) will clash in a Week 2 matchup. The Bengals (+120 on the moneyline to win) and the Bears (-2) kick off the action on September 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. A point total of 44 points has been set for the contest by sportsbooks.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 19, 2021, 2:49 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Bears Vs Bengals Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Bears vs Bengals
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Bengals (+2) Over (44)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Rankings (2020)

Bears Bengals
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 23.3 (22) 19.4 (29)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 23.1 (14) 26.5 (22)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.1 (26) 4.9 (30)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.4 (10) 6.1 (27)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 22 (20) 24 (24)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 18 (25) 17 (27)

Bears Betting Insights

  • Chicago was 8-8-0 against the spread last season.
  • As a 2-point favorite or more, the Bears had one win ATS (1-2) last season.
  • There were eight Chicago games (out of 16) that hit the over last year.
  • Eight times last year, Chicago and its opponent combined to score more than 44 points.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 44 points, 0.8 fewer than the average total in last season’s Bears contests.

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Bengals Betting Insights

  • Cincinnati beat the spread nine times in 16 games last year.
  • Against the spread, as underdogs of 2 points or more, the Bengals went 8-6 last season.
  • In 16 Cincinnati games last season, eight of them went over the total.
  • Cincinnati’s games finished with over 44 points scored nine times last season.
  • Last season, Bengals games resulted in an average scoring total of 45.8, which is 1.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Bears Players to Watch

  • Last season Andy Dalton had 2,170 passing yards — including a 64.9% completion percentage — with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions (135.6 yards per game).
  • David Montgomery churned out 1,070 rushing yards (66.9 per game) and eight touchdowns last year. In the receiving game, he made 54 catches for 438 yards and two scores.
  • Allen Robinson II collected 102 receptions for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns last year. He was targeted 151 times, and averaged 78.1 yards per game.
  • Darnell Mooney also impressed receiving last season. He bagged 61 receptions for 631 yards and four touchdowns. He was targeted 98 times.
  • Damiere Byrd hauled in 47 passes for 604 yards and one touchdown, putting up 37.8 yards per game last year.
  • Khalil Mack did his thing last season with a huge stat line of 9.0 sacks, 15.0 TFL, 71 tackles, and one interception.
  • Last year Roquan Smith collected 180 tackles, 18.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, and two interceptions.

Bengals Players to Watch

  • Joe Burrow averaged 268.8 pass yards per game and tossed 13 touchdowns last season. In addition, he tacked on 14.2 yards on the ground per game with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Joe Mixon averaged 47.6 rushing yards per game and scored three rushing touchdowns. Mixon added 3.5 receptions per game to average 15.3 receiving yards.
  • Samaje Perine ran for three touchdowns on 301 yards a year ago.
  • Tee Higgins averaged 56.8 receiving yards and collected six receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2020 season.
  • Tyler Boyd caught 79 passes last season on his way to 841 yards and four receiving touchdowns.
  • Drew Sample caught 40 passes on his way to 349 receiving yards and one touchdown a season ago.
  • Trey Hendrickson proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording 13.5 sacks, 13.5 TFL and 28 tackles.
  • Vonn Bell had an impressive defensive performance last season with 161 tackles and 4.0 TFL.
  • A year ago Jessie Bates III recorded 140 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 15 passes defended as well as three interceptions.

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