The Chicago Bears (0-1) and Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) will clash in a Week 2 matchup. The Bengals ( on the moneyline to win) and the Bears ( ) kick off the action on September 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. A point total of 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
|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)
|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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