49ers Vs Bears: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 1

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 10, 2022

It’ll be the San Francisco 49ers (0-0) against the Chicago Bears (0-0) in Week 1. The Bears (+215 on the moneyline to win) and the 49ers (-6) kick off the action on September 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. A total of 38.5 points has been set for the contest by oddsmakers.

The insights in what follows reference odds valid as of September 11, 2022 at 1:48 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this matchup and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

49ers Vs Bears Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for 49ers vs Bears
ATS pick Over/Under pick
49ers (-6) Over (38.5)

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 (2021)

49ers Bears
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 25.1 (13) 18.3 (27)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 21.5 (9) 23.9 (22)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 6.1 (1) 4.9 (26)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.1 (3) 5.3 (11)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 24 (20) 29 (29)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 20 (19) 16 (26)

49ers Betting Insights

  • The 49ers had nine wins in 17 games against the spread last year.
  • As 6-point or greater favorites last season, San Francisco went 3-1.
  • There were eight San Francisco games (out of 17) that hit the over last year.
  • The 49ers and their opponent topped the 38.5-point mark 13 times last season.
  • The point total average for San Francisco games last season was 46.9, 8.4 more points than the over/under for this matchup.

Bears Betting Insights

  • Bears posted a 6-11-0 record against the spread last year.
  • As 6-point underdogs or greater, Chicago had two wins ATS (2-6) last year.
  • The Bears had seven of its 17 games hit the over last year.
  • Chicago games went over 38.5 points on eight occasions last season.
  • The average total for Bears games last season was 43.1 points, 4.6 more than this game’s over/under.

49ers Players to Watch

  • Last year Jimmy Garoppolo had 3,810 yards (254.0 per game), a 68.3% completion percentage, 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
  • Elijah Mitchell racked up 963 rushing yards (87.5 per game) and five touchdowns last year.
  • Last season Deebo Samuel put up 365 rushing yards on 59 carries (22.8 yards per game), with eight rushing touchdowns. He also made his name known on the passing side, with 77 receptions for 1,405 yards (87.8 per game) and six TDs.
  • George Kittle also impressed receiving last year. He collected 71 receptions for 910 yards and six touchdowns. He was targeted 94 times.
  • Brandon Aiyuk reeled in 56 passes on 84 targets for 826 yards and five touchdowns, compiling 48.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Nick Bosa did his thing last season with a memorable stat line of 15.5 sacks, 21.0 TFL and 52 tackles.
  • Last season Fred Warner grabbed 138 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks.
  • Charvarius Ward intercepted two passes last year while also totaling 67 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 10 passes defended.

Bears Players to Watch

  • Justin Fields threw for an average of 155.8 passing yards per game and completed seven touchdowns last season. In addition, he tacked on 35.0 yards on the ground per game with two rushing touchdowns.
  • David Montgomery tallied 849 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground in addition to 301 receiving yards through the air during last year’s campaign.
  • Khalil Herbert rushed for 433 yards and two touchdowns last season.
  • Darnell Mooney was targeted 8.2 times per game and collected 1,055 receiving yards and four touchdowns over the course of 2021.
  • Cole Kmet caught 60 passes last season on his way to 612 yards.
  • Byron Pringle averaged 33.4 receiving yards per game on 3.5 targets per game a season ago.
  • Last year Robert Quinn put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 18.5 sacks, and added 17.0 TFL and 49 tackles.
  • Roquan Smith put together a strong stat line last year, accruing 163 tackles, 12.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, and one interception.

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