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

Payton Matthews | Updated Aug 16, 2022

Justin Fields, Bears, 2021

Week 2 of the NFL preseason kicks off on national TV Thursday night as the Chicago Bears visit the Seattle Seahawks.

Chicago
2-2
AT
August 18, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
CenturyLink Field
Seattle
2-2
Pointspread +3.5 -115
Moneyline +149
Over / Under o +38.5

65%

Betting Action

35%

Pointspread -3.5 -105
Moneyline -179
Over / Under u +38.5

65%

Betting Action

35%

The Seahawks are 5-point favourites on the NFL odds with a total of 42.5 points.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Chicago and Seattle don’t play in the 2022 regular season – it’s probably going to be ugly for both teams as the Bears have been stripped down in a full-blown rebuild, and the Seahawks traded away future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson to Denver this offseason. When he first expressed his unhappiness ahead of the 2020 season, the Bears tried to land Wilson.

The teams did play in the 2021 regular season, Week 16 in Seattle and the Bears were 25-24 upset winners behind then-third-string quarterback Nick Foles (now with Indianapolis), who was 24-for-35 for 250 yards and the winning touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with about a minute left. Wilson threw for 181 yards and two scores, and Rashaad Penny rushed for 135 yards and a TD.

Chicago’s Matt Eberflus is 1-0 as a head coach in the preseason and Seattle’s Pete Carroll is 26-18.

Chicago Bears

First-year coach Matt Eberflus was a winner in his preseason debut last Saturday, 19-14 at home over Kansas City. However, the Bears were shut out in the first half (every drive ended with a punt) as starting QB Justin Fields was 4 of 7 for 48 yards. He played three possessions before veteran Trevor Siemian replaced him. “You got to see a little bit of everything of what we’ve been working on,” new offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said of Fields. “And then you got to see a little bit of athleticism where he can make up the difference if something’s not right. So I thought it was a strong start for him, but not where he needs to be.”

No. 1 running back David Montgomery and receivers N’Keal Harry, Byron Pringle and Velus Jones Jr. (rookie) all sat out due to injury. Defensively, the Bears were without two Pro Bowlers in linebacker Roquan Smith (wants a trade amid a contract dispute) and star pass-rusher Robert Quinn (probably will be traded). The Bears are 3-7 ATS in their past 10 road games.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle was a 32-25 loser in Week 1 of the preseason in Pittsburgh. Drew Lock and Geno Smith are battling for the starting QB job, and they are the only two who played. Lock was 11-for-15 for 102 yards and a TD and Smith 10-for-15 for 101 yards. Most believe Smith (who did start) is leading the race simply as he knows the offence better than Lock, who was part of the package back from Denver in the Russell Wilson trade. “Both quarterbacks were efficient. Really, Geno could have been 10 for 10. He had two drops and [Noah Fant has] got to stay in bounds on the ball on the sidelines, and he hits them all. We moved the ball around pretty good with Drew also,” Coach Pete Carroll said. With two sacks and a touchdown-saving tackle on special teams, Boye Mafe had the best debut of any Seahawks rookie in the preseason opener. He was a second-round pick out of Minnesota. Seattle did make a trade this week in acquiring receiver wide receiver/tight end J.J. Arcega-Whiteside from the Eagles for defensive back Ugo Amadi. Seattle is 8-2-2 ATS in its past 12 on Thursday.

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