Bears vs. Broncos Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 2 Odds

Frank Doyle | Updated Sep 11, 2019

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This game features a major wrinkle for Matt Nagy with former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio now on the other sideline as the Broncos' head coach.

Chicago
8-8
AT
September 15, 2019, 4:25 PM ET
Empower Field at Mile High
Denver
7-9
Pointspread -2.5 -115
Moneyline -146
Over / Under o +40.5

76%

Betting Action

24%

Pointspread +2.5 -105
Moneyline +122
Over / Under u +40.5

76%

Betting Action

24%

Sure, it’s only Week 2, but don’t tell the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos there’s lots to time to find a groove. Both teams are coming off very disappointing efforts and are already starting to feel the pressure.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

This game features a major wrinkle with former Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio now on the other sideline as the Broncos’ head coach. Will Fangio have the game plan to overwhelm the Chicago offence or will Nagy and the Bears know exactly how to attack this Broncos defence? This game opened as a Pick ’em, but has since moved to Chicago -2.5 as nearly 90 percent of early bettors jumped on the Bears. This is also the lowest total we have on the Week 2 board at 40.5 points. Oddsmakers are clearly predicting a defensive battle and bettors agree with more than 70 percent of the action coming in on under the total.

Chicago Bears

The Bears had to be tempted to throw the Week 1 game film in the dumpster and then set said dumpster on fire before pushing it off a cliff. It was that bad. This is a team that looked like it hadn’t played a pre-season snap, which is exactly what it was as Nagy chose to bench nearly all of his first-stringers during exhibition play. Mitchell Trubisky to a lot of the blame and he deserved it. He continues to struggle with secondary reads when his first receiving option is covered and his decision making was suspect to say the least.

In hindsight, maybe giving him a few throws before Week 1 would have been a good idea. Still, the Bears defence hasn’t missed a beat apart from one blown coverage on the lone Green Bay touchdown it allowed and Chicago hung around against a very good Packers team. They’ll need to be much against Fangio’s defence.

Denver Broncos

Denver ran into a buzzsaw last week as the Oakland Raiders were out to prove to everyone that they’re a lot more than just Antonio Brown. Oakland had Denver on the run on both sides of the ball in Fangio’s head coaching debut and it won’t get any easier this week. With Joe Flacco leading the attack, the Broncos didn’t find the end zone until just before the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter and looks like a team in search of play-makers.

Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders are Flacco’s best receiving options, but have a ways to go before they’re a dynamic duo and the Broncos continue to split carries between Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay. So far, neither has been able to grab the lead back role. It could be another long day for Denver’s attack against a Bears defence that looks like it may have to win some games by itself again.

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