Giants vs. Bears Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Sep 15, 2020

The Chicago Bears catch one big break in their home opener Sunday in Week 2 of this NFL season as the New York Giants will be playing on short rest.

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September 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Soldier Field
Chicago
3-0
Pointspread +4.5 -115
Moneyline +175
Over / Under o +42.5

58%

Betting Action

42%

Pointspread -4.5 -105
Moneyline -210
Over / Under u +42.5

58%

Betting Action

42%

The Bears opened as 5.5-point favourites on the NFL odds with a total of 43.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

This is the first time since 2014 that the Giants’ first road game of the season isn’t at NFC East rival Dallas. Meanwhile, it’s important for the Bears to get off to a strong start as none of their first seven games are against 2019 playoff teams but seven of their final nine are.

It’s the third season in a row these teams play, and the home team won each of the first two. Chicago was -6 at Soldier Field in Week 12 last year and won 19-14. Mitchell Trubisky threw for 278 yards with a touchdown and had a rushing score but was picked off twice. Allen Robinson caught six passes for 131 yards and a TD. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones threw for yards and two TDs but lost a fumble on a sack that would lead to a Bears touchdown. Saquon Barkley was held to 59 yards rushing on 17 carries.

The road team is 7-2 against the spread in the past nine meetings.

New York Giants

The Giants surprisingly picked Jones at No. 6 overall out of Duke in the 2019 draft and he showed some promise last year but also turned the ball over WAY too much. That helped get then-coach Pat Shurmur fired. In Joe Judge’s NFL head coaching debut Monday night, it was more of the same for Jones. He was picked off twice, including a horrible one in the Steelers’ end zone after a 19-play drive, as New York lost 26-16 at home to Pittsburgh.

Jones did hit Darius Slayton on two TD passes, but the Giants’ running game was non-existent. Barkley, as talented as any back in the league, was seemingly tackled in the backfield more often than not and finished with an almost impossible six yards on 15 carries. Wideout Golden Tate sat with a hamstring injury. New York is 10-2 ATS in its past 12 as a road underdog but has failed to cover eight straight Week 2 games at any location.

Chicago Bears

Chicago closed last season on a six-game ATS road losing streak but were near-miracle winners this past Sunday as 2.5-point dogs in Detroit. That game looked over with the Bears trailing 23-6 early in the fourth quarter and the embattled Trubisky looking no better than he did a year ago. However, then the former No. 2 overall draft pick became Joe Montana for a quarter with three touchdown passes in the stunning 27-23 comeback victory.

The Bears simply didn’t deserve to win that game and wouldn’t have had Lions rookie D’Andre Swift not dropped the potential game-winning TD pass while wide open with just a few seconds remaining. Starting Bears running back David Montgomery was questionable with a groin injury but played and had 64 yards on 13 carries. Pass-rusher and big-ticket offseason free-agent signing Robert Quinn didn’t due to an ankle injury. For this one, the Bears are 1-6 ATS in their past seven as favourites.

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