Bears vs. Broncos Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Aug 16, 2018

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The Chicago Bears hope newly-acquired wide receiver Allen Robinson can stay healthy and get on the same page with quarterback Mitch Turbisky in a hurry.

Chicago
12-4
AT
August 18, 2018, 9:05 PM ET
Empower Field at Mile High
Denver
6-10
Pointspread +3 -115
Moneyline +135
Over / Under o +43.5
Pointspread -3 -105
Moneyline -160
Over / Under u +43.5

The revamped Chicago Bears offence will take on arguably the league’s scariest linebacker combo on Saturday night. This could have the makings of a pretty great game – or first quarter at the very least. Given it’s still early to mid pre-season your expectations shouldn’t be through the roof. Regardless of the stakes though, sophomore QB Mitch Trubisky will have to stare down top 10 rookie LB Bradley Chubb for the first time, which should make for a few highlights.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Even tough they were stomped by Minnesota last week 41-28, the Broncos are still favoured in this one. Denver is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games, while Chicago is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 on the road.

The trends fall in Denver’s direction even though it should be noted that the Broncos are still just 5-15-1 in their last 21 ATS on grass. Nonetheless, our oddsmakers still have Chicago listed as 3-point underdogs on the NFL odds board.

Chicago Bears

Sadly for the Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith’s status is doubtful this weekend. The No. 8 overall pick finally inked his rookie contract on Monday but missed the last three weeks of camp during his holdout in the process. On the offensive side of the ball, though, we can expect to see a few new stars in action.

The Bears made waves this past offseason pulling in Super Bowl winning tight end Trey Burton. He will be in action along with newcomer wide outs Taylor Gabriel and Allen Robinson. Neither receiver has dressed yet for an exhibition tilt and will be making their Chicago debuts on Saturday.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos wisely kept Von Miller on the sidelines last week in their blowout loss to Minnesota. Unfortunately, former first-rounder Paxton Lynch couldn’t watch from the bench as well. The team gave him the reigns and watched him miserably post a 6-of-11 stat line for 24 yards and a pick.

Meanwhile, new kid on the block Case Keenum only saw four passes while Chad Kelly completing two-thirds of his 21 throws. Saturday night should be a little different for the Broncos offence. They want to get a better sense of what they have in Case Keenum along with rookie running back Royce Freeman, who did impress with 38 yards and a touchdown on just four carries last week.

Bears vs. Broncos Prediction

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