The Chicago Bears will travel to Metlife Stadium against the New York Giants. Both teams are 2-1 heading into NFL Week 4, as this many expected both teams to have losing records heading to Week 4. One of these franchises will have a chance to be 3-1, assuming that the game doesn’t end in a tie.
Some Factors to Keep an Eye On
- Despite Justin Fields not throwing the ball, the Chicago Bears have played better than expected
- Due to Sterling Shepard’s season-ending ACL injury, the New York Giants will rely more on running back Saquon Barkley
- A majority didn’t expect both teams to be 2-1 heading into Week 4
New York Giants Preview
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay hasn’t been a threat in the endzone as he only has two receptions out of five targets in the two games he has played. Sterling Shepard will be out for the remainder of the season, which means players like Richie James Jr., Daniel Bellinger, and David Sills will have more opportunities.
The biggest beneficiary will be running back Saquon Barkley, as he has the best odds to win Comeback Player of the Year. With 81 rushing yards, one touchdown, and 45 receiving yards against the Dallas Cowboys, Barkley has proven to be quarterback Daniel Jones’ best option.
Chicago Bears Preview
The Chicago Bears have won three straight against the Giants, which includes a 29-3 victory in Week 17 last season. This is a big game for the Bears’ defense, as neither has been able to run up the score. The Giants’ defense has given up 19.7 points per game, while the Bears’ defense has given up 19.0 points per game.
The problem is both Daniel Jones and Justin Fields have been getting sacked a lot and are near the bottom of the NFL in terms of passer ratings. Both teams have relied on the running game.
For the Bears, the usage rate in the running game has been split among a few players. On the other hand, the Giants don’t have an established backup running back, as Barkley has been the dominant ball carrier for the Giants’ offense.
It hasn’t been easy for the Bears to stop the run in 2022, as they’ve allowed 157 rushing yards per game, the second-worst mark in the league.
However, this is a good opportunity for the Bears as the Giants are playing off a short week. This is a solid opportunity for the Bears to go 3-1 after Sunday.
Betting Odds & Lines for This Game
- Spread: Giants: -3 (-105) vs Bears +3 (+-115)
- Moneyline: Giants (-162) vs Bears: (+136)
- Total: 39.5
Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants Betting Pick
This will most likely be a low-scoring NFL game, so picking the over/under could be decided by the 0.5 hook if one decides to consider it. This seems like a winnable NFL game for the Bears, as Daniel Jones might be in constant duress throughout the game if the defense could put it together.
The Giants lost to Dallas Cowboys’ backup QB Cooper Rush to start the week and looked like the team they were expected to be. In this game. It might come down to the last few plays.
I believe +3 is the best bet in this scenario. The Bears could also win this game outright, but the +3 is the much safer play as the game could come down to the last drive.
Free Prediction: Chicago Bears +3