Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Week 2 Odds, Plays and Insights

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Sep 12, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy reacts in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 12, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy reacts in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) are only 2.5-point underdogs against the Chicago Bears (0-1) on Sunday, September 19, 2021. The over/under is set at 45.

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Odds for Bears vs. Bengals

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Bears vs Bengals Betting Information

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Bears

-2.5

45

Over/under insights

  • Chicago and its opponent combined to score over 45 points, the current matchup's point total, in eight of 17 games last season.
  • Last year, eight of Cincinnati's 16 games had a combined total of more than 45 points scored.
  • These two teams averaged a combined 42.7 points per game a season ago, 2.3 fewer points than the over/under of 45 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 4.6 more points per game last season (49.6) than this matchup's total of 45 points.
  • The Bears' average point total in outings last year was 44.8, 0.2 points less than the over/under in this game.
  • Bengals games in 2020 averaged an over/under of 45.8 points, 0.8 more than the point total in this matchup.

Bears stats and trends

  • Chicago covered eight times in 16 chances against the spread last season.
  • The Bears were favored by 2.5 points or more three times last season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
  • A total of eight of Chicago's games last season went over the point total.
  • The Bears put up 3.2 fewer points per game (23.3) than the Bengals gave up (26.5) last season.
  • Chicago was 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 overall last season when the team scored more than 26.5 points.
  • The Bears racked up 57.8 fewer yards per game (331.4) than the Bengals gave up per contest (389.2) last season.
  • In games that Chicago picked up more than 389.2 yards last season, the team was 4-0 against the spread and 4-0 overall.
  • The Bears turned the ball over five more times (22 total) than the Bengals forced a turnover (17) last season.
  • Click over to SISportsbook and find the latest odds on this matchup.

Bengals stats and trends

  • Cincinnati won nine games against the spread last year, while failing to cover seven times.
  • The Bengals had an ATS record of 8-6 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs last year.
  • Cincinnati's games hit the over eight out of 16 times last year.
  • The Bengals racked up 3.7 fewer points per game (19.4) than the Bears surrendered (23.1) last year.
  • Cincinnati was 7-0 against the spread and 4-3 overall in games when it scored more than 23.1 points last season.
  • The Bengals averaged 319.8 yards per game last season, 25.1 fewer yards than the 344.9 the Bears gave up per contest.
  • When Cincinnati picked up more than 344.9 yards last season, the team was 6-0 against the spread and 3-3 overall.
  • Last season the Bengals turned the ball over 24 times, six more than the Bears' takeaways (18).

Bears Top Players

  • Andy Dalton threw for 2,170 yards (144.7 yards per game) while completing 64.9% of his passes (216-of-333), with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year.
  • David Montgomery ran for 1,070 yards on 247 carries (66.9 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 27.4 receiving yards per game, grabbing 54 passes for 438 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Last season, Allen Robinson II hauled in 102 passes (on 151 targets) for 1,250 yards (78.1 yards per game) and scored six touchdowns.
  • Darnell Mooney chipped in with 61 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns last year. He was targeted 98 times and put up 39.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Damiere Byrd racked up 604 yards on 47 catches with one touchdown last year, averaging 37.8 yards per game on 77 targets.

Bengals Top Players

  • Joe Burrow threw for 2,688 yards while completing 65.3% of his passes (264-of-404), with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions last year (268.8 yards per game). He also carried the ball 37 times for 142 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per game.
  • Joe Mixon ran for 428 yards on 119 carries (47.6 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 15.3 receiving yards per game, grabbing 21 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown.
  • Last year Samaje Perine ran for 301 yards on 63 carries (18.8 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Last season Tee Higgins reeled in 67 passes (on 108 targets) for 908 yards (56.8 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Tyler Boyd contributed with 79 catches for 841 yards and four touchdowns last year. He was targeted 110 times and put up 52.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Drew Sample totaled 349 yards on 40 catches with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 21.8 yards per game (on 53 targets).

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