Giants vs. Bears Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

Daniel Coyle | Updated Dec 30, 2021

The Chicago Bears look to end a five-game losing streak on home turf when they play host to the freefalling New York Giants in NFL Week 17 action.

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January 02, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
Soldier Field
Chicago
6-11
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +240
Over / Under o +36.5

32%

Betting Action

68%

Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -300
Over / Under u +36.5

32%

Betting Action

68%

The Bears return home on the heels of a 25-24 win in Seattle that lifts their record to 5-10. The Giants arrive in Chicago riding a four-game straight up losing streak after being outclassed in a 34-10 loss in Philadelphia last weekend, which also marked their sixth straight defeat on the road.

Backed by 72% of sports bettors, the Bears briefly improved to 6.5-point favourites before returning to their opening position at -6. There has been plenty of movement on the total, which opened at 38.0, and has fluctuated before settling at its current position at 37.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Soldier Field marks the fourth meeting between these two teams in as many seasons. The Bears have posted straight up home wins over New York in each of the past two seasons, capped by a narrow 17-13 victory as 4.5-point chalk last year. Overall, the Bears are undefeated in three straight home dates with the Giants. However, New York holds the edge at the sportsbooks, covering in six of seven overall head-to-head matchups.

Recent meetings between these teams have tended to be low scoring, with total points topping 40 just twice in seven clashes. Faced with serious injuries on offence, the Giants have struggled to score of late, and have seen the UNDER pay out in seven of their past nine contests. The Bears’ offence has also sputtered at times. But with Chicago allowing almost 30 points per game over their past four contests, the OVER enjoys a 3-1 run.

New York Giants

The Giants have also faced hard choices since shutting down injured quarterback Daniel Jones for the remainder of the season. Things did not go well for Jake Fromm last weekend in his first career start. Fromm connected on just six of 17 pass attempts for 25 yards and one pick before being replaced by journeyman Mike Glennon. However, with the Giants also out of playoff contention, head coach Joe Judge has not ruled out using both passers in Sunday’s contest. Whoever ends up under centre must contend with a batter offence. Among the players who did not participate in Wednesday practice due to injury are rusher Saquon Barkley and receiver Kadarius Toney.

Chicago Bears

With rookie Justin Fields and veteran Andy Dalton both sidelined, Chicago turned to Nick Foles last weekend, and the veteran quarterback did not disappoint. Foles guided the Bears to an 80-yard scoring drive in the dying minutes to seal the win over the Seahawks. But with both Fields and Dalton returning to practice this week, and head coach Matt Nagy yet to anoint a starter, it remains to be seen who will get the call on Sunday. Considering they have already been bounced from playoff contention, it is reasonably safe to assume the Bears would prefer to see Fields return to action, if he is fit. Fields has shown flashes of his potential while tossing for five scores over his past five appearances, but has also been sacked 14 times over that stretch.

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