Chiefs vs. Bears Odds Preview: Best NFL Week 3 Betting Sites
The Chicago Bears (0-2) visit the Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 24. Chiefs odds show Kansas City is a spread favorite and on the moneyline, with Bears odds at as the best price for Chicago to win across sports betting sites. The point total is set at . In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on Chiefs vs. Bears odds.
Chiefs vs. Bears Betting Odds
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Chiefs vs. Bears Props
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In this game, I’m interested in a receiving yardage prop on a Chicago Bears wide receiver.
Darnell Mooney Over 28.5 Receiving Yards (-110)
While the addition of DJ Moore has received much preseason fanfare heading into Chicago’s season, holdover Darnell Mooney had the bigger game in Week 1 when both players were healthy. He drew seven targets and tallied 53 yards on four catches.
In Week 2, Mooney didn’t draw a single target and left the game injured after only playing a small fraction of the snaps. Obviously, bigger news has dominated Bears camp this week, but it sounds like Mooney should be ready to roll for Week 3. He logged limited practices on both Wednesday and Thursday, an encouraging sign for his availability.
Keep in mind this is a player who averaged more than 40 YPG last season and more than 60 the one prior. And with the Bears expected to play from behind, Mooney shouldn’t have a problem getting targets. Yet, he has an almost comically low receiving total.’
As long as Mooney’s knee injury doesn’t seriously limit him, I like his chances of going over this piddling number.
Chiefs vs. Bears Player Props
Chiefs vs. Bears weather
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City is forecast to see 78-degree weather on Sunday afternoon. Winds should be fairly calm at 5 to 10 mph, with rain expected in the morning.
This game shouldn’t have much impact from the weather unless the morning rain winds up delayed to the afternoon.
Chiefs vs. Bears Injury Report
NFL teams finalize their injury reports two days before a game and denote whether a player is questionable, doubtful, or out. Practice participation is also logged throughout the week. Here are the Chiefs injury report and Bears injury report for this week.
Starters On The Injury Report
S Eddie Jackson has yet to practice as of Friday for the Bears. Additionally, their offensive line took a big hit with LT Braxton Jones hitting IR. Already, Teven Jenkins had been placed there, meaning the Bears’ offensive line depth has been seriously depleted.
Kansas City looks like they may be missing LB Nick Bolton and WR Kadarius Toney. The good news is the team has pretty solid depth at both positions, although WR Richie James also hasn’t practiced. We may see more tight ends and running backs than usual for KC.
Bears Offense vs. Chiefs Defense
The Bears’ season has not gotten off to the start they — and many bettors — hoped. While the defense was always expected to be a work in progress, high hopes surrounded the offense.
Instead, not only has the offense been abysmal thus far, it may get worse. Chicago placed solid LT Braxton Jones on the IR. Justin Fields’ protection has been a weak point, and it figures to only get worse. KC likes to bring the heat, blitzing at a top-10 rate in 2023. Even when they don’t, the return of Chris Jones significantly bolstered this unit. Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars found the going tough all day in Week 2. Rushers figure to find lanes to Fields, it just comes down to whether they can corral him or he can break contain.
If Fields does break loose, the Chiefs at least have the speed at linebacker to limit him. Willie Gay and Nick Bolton can move.
Teams are going to force Fields to read the field and beat them until he shows he can do so. Few units are coordinated more effectively than Steve Spagnuolo’s bunch, so this looks like a plus matchup for KC.
Chiefs Offense vs. Bears Defense
So far, Kansas City’s offense has looked surprisingly light on punch.
Patrick Mahomes has looked a tad rusty at times, but the performance of the receiving corps has been rough. After a Week 1 filled with high-leverage drops, Travis Kelce returned but didn’t exactly save the day against Jacksonville, amassing only 26 yards on four catches despite a plethora of targets.
This group should find the going easier against a Bears secondary light on talent and experience, and dealing with some injuries to boot.
And don’t expect Mahomes to find himself under any pressure. KC has one of the best pass-blocking lines out there, and the Bears have little in the way of a pass rush. Barring another drop-fest, it’s hard to see how the Chiefs don’t march up and down the field on the Bears.
Reasons To Bet The Over/Under
Coming into the season, Bears games looked ripe for overs. After all, Fields was expected to build on a reasonably promising 2022 campaign with a newly bolstered receiving corps featuring star DJ Moore. Meanwhile, the defense did look like it would do a particularly good job stopping anyone.
Sure enough, Bears overs are 2-0, albeit with the aid of a late pick-six in the Buccaneers game.
The Chiefs do not always step on the throat when they get up big on some of these lightly regarded opponents. If they race off to a big lead, expect the over to come home, as the Bears should be able to move the ball playing catch up.
If Fields can’t move the ball down big to the Chiefs, then he’s really lost and the Bears can probably chalk up another lost season and start planning for their next QB.
The Chiefs have often seemed to underperform as double-digit favorites, notably playing tight games with the Texans and Broncos last season, and struggling to pull away from the Rams. Combining that with Fields probably having a lot of room to run if KC gets out to a lead and dials back on the blitzing, we could see a strong chance at a backdoor cover even if this game gets out of hand.
This isn’t a game where I’d feel comfortable laying that many points on the Chiefs.
At the same time, Fields’ struggles have become the stuff of meme legend. It’s hard to fathom a QB reaching this level and missing the basic reads he has missed. And keep in mind the Bears have gotten buried by double digits a couple of times despite facing teams generally expected to finish in the bottom half of the NFL.
The most intriguing bet outside of the prop markets here is probably Over 47.5. This Bears defense probably can’t stop anyone, much less the Chiefs. And a relaxed KC defense should be a vulnerable one.
Best of luck betting on Chiefs vs. Bears odds.
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