New York Giants At Chicago Bears: Week 2 Betting Preview

Giants vs. Bears: Game Preview

Our beloved New York Giants go into Chicago in a tough road matchup against the vaunted Bears defensive line. A difficult week 1 matchup resulted in the Giants offensive line being battered; shades of the horrible memories from 2019 (and years past).

The going does not get much easier in week 2 as Khalil Mack and the Bears will be foaming at the mouth to get to Daniel Jones. Currently, DraftKings has the Bears as -5.5 favorites and the total points at 42. 

Mitch Trubisky looked anemic in the first half against the Lions but appeared to right the ship in the 4th quarter. Mitch Trubisky was the only quarterback to throw 3 TDs in the 4th quarter in week 1.

The Giants secondary looked extremely beatable in week 1 as well as their run defense. Trubsiky sure could use some stat-padding to hold on to the starting role and Allen Robinson is currently seeking a new contract from the Bears. 

How To Watch/Listen To The NY Giants

    • Date: Sunday, Sept. 20
    • Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
    • Location: Soldier Field (Chicago, Illinois)
    • TV: CBS
    • Commentators: Ian Eagle and Charles Davis
  • Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM (New York), WBBM 780 AM/WBBM 105.9 FM (Chicago)

Giants vs. Bears Complete Odds

Giants vs. Bears: 1 pm ESTGame Odds
Odds Provided ByDraftKings
SpreadNYG: +5.5    CHI: -5.5
MoneylineNYG: +200   CHI: -235
TotalO/U 42

Odds provided by DraftKings.

New Yorkers can place bets at DraftKings retail sportsbook, or by playing at DraftKings in NJ or PA. As of right now, there is no online sports betting within NY.

Implied Winning Probability

The implied winning probability is important to understand. It helps bettors understand what the percent chance of a team winning is according to the odds. The Giants come in at +200 to beat the Chicago Bears outright. The implied odds are 33.3% chance of winning (1 in every 3 times they play the Giants win). 

Conversely, DraftKings Sportsbook has the Bears at -235 implying they have 70.13% to win the Sundays contest. Adding these together comes to over 100%, the reason being all sportsbooks charge a vig. The vig is how sportsbooks can limit their financial risk and make more money. 

By The Numbers

The Giants have gone over their point total in 7 of their last 10 games. They barely went over in their last game where the total was at 45.5 and the game combined for 46. The Bears secondary is nowhere near as strong as the Steelers who have several pro bowl caliber players including New Jersey’s own, Minkah Fitzpatrick.

The Bears put up 27 points last week behind a very strong rushing attack and Mitch Trubisky getting hot in quarter 4. 42 seems like a reasonable number on the over as it is one of the lowest in the entire week 2 slate. 

The most likely outcome based on talent is the Bears will win as the Giants feature a roster that has no way to cover Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. The best bet for the week would be the over as Chicago has also gone over in 4 of their last 6 games as well. 

DraftKings Best Bet: Over 42

Giants vs. Bears Prop Bets 

All odds are presented by the DraftKings Sportsbook. 

David Montgomery Over 57.5 Rushing Yards -110

Benny Snell rushed for over 100 yards against the Giants defense. Benny Snell. David Montgomery has not been the most impressive since he entered the league but 57.5 yards on the ground is very doable against a bottom rushing defense in the league. 

Mitch Trubisky To Score A Touchdown +650

We are betting value here, DraftKings has significantly better odds on this than many sportsbooks. A lot of sportsbooks are closer to +500 on this bet so DraftKings is definitely offering a ton of value. The Giants gave up 140 yards rushing to the Steelers and Trubisky is a much better runner than a thrower. 

Daniel Jones Over 1.5 TD Passes +105

He had two touchdowns last week and the Steelers defense is much better than the Bears. The Bears have lost a lot of their pieces that made them a scary team a few years back. They are still solid but not a top 3 defense this year. 

Allen Robinson To Score A Touchdown +110

The Giants secondary is a mess and Juju Smith-Schuester ripped them apart in the last game for two touchdowns. Allen Robinson is fighting for a new contract with their General Manager so I am sure Trubisky is going to be feeding him the ball all game long. 

 

About the Author

Erich Richter

A New York based freelance writer and gambling expert specializing in the sports industry. Written on numerous platforms with SEO certifications and a diehard Mets, Giants and Knicks fan (it’s been tough). Interests include keeping up to date on the newest features and technologies from sportsbooks since beta testing several of the legal gaming companies upon their inception.

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