Texans vs. Bears: Week 14 NFL Betting Preview – December 13, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 8, 2020

The Chicago Bears (5-7) take a six-game losing streak into a matchup against the Houston Texans (4-8) on Sunday, December 13, at Soldier Field. Houston is  in the game and the over/under is set at  for the contest.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 8, 2020, 1:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Texans vs Bears Betting Odds

Texans vs Bears Props

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • Texans games have gone over 45.5 points on 10 occasions this season (83.3% of matchups).
  • In five (41.7%) games this season, the Bears have combined with their opponents to go over 45.5 points.
  • This year’s combined scoring average for these two teams (44.5 points per game) is one fewer than the total for this contest.
  • These two teams combine to surrender 50.6 points per game, which is 5.1 greater than the total for this matchup.
  • Texans games average 50.9 total points per game this season, equal to the over/under for this matchup.
  • Bears games average 44.2 total points, 1.3 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Texans are the 18th-highest scoring team in the NFL this year. The Bears have scored the 28th-most points.
  • Chicago has surrendered the 12th-fewest points in the league this season, while Houston has given up the 24th-fewest.
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Texans Betting Insights

  • Houston’s games have gone over the point total in six out of 12 opportunities this season (50%).
  • Houston has compiled a losing 4-8 record against the spread this season.
  • The Texans have a split ATS record of 2-2 when favored by at least 1.5 points.

Bears Betting Insights

  • Chicago has a 5-7 record against the spread.
  • The Bears are 0-2 ATS when an underdog by at least 1.5 points.
  • Five of Chicago’s 12 games this year have gone over the point total (41.7% of its outings).

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When the Texans Have the Ball

  • The Bears defense has allowed 23.7 points per game this season, 0.3 points less than the 24 the Texans have scored.
  • When they meet or exceed their scoring average this season, Houston is 4-1 and 3-2 against the spread.
  • When the Chicago defense allows 23.7 points or fewer this year, the Bears have pieced together a 4-2 overall record and a 3-3 record against the spread.
  • The Texans offense has averaged 364.2 total yards per game this season, within 9.7 yards of the 354.5 the Bears defense has allowed.
  • On average, the Texans pick up 6.3 yards per play and the Bears give up 5.4.
  • When the Houston offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 4-4 overall and 3-5 against the spread this season.
  • When Chicago allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 2-3 against the spread and 3-2 overall this season.
  • The Bears have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 116.2 yards per game, compared to the 84.4 yards the Texans offense has averaged on the ground per contest.
  • In games where the Houston rushing attack runs for at least their season average, the Texans are 2-5 overall and 2-5 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Chicago defense allows opponents to pick up less than 116.2 yards on the ground, they are 2-5 against the spread and 3-4 overall.
  • The Texans have turned the ball over one time per game this season, while the Bears have averaged one takeaway per contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over one time or fewer this season, Houston is 3-6 overall and 3-6 against the spread.
  • Chicago’s record this season when they force more than one turnover: 4-4 ATS, 5-3 overall

When the Bears Have the Ball

  • The Bears rack up 20.5 points per game, 6.4 fewer than the Texans allow per outing (26.9).
  • When Chicago records at least 20.5 points, it is 4-2 against the spread and 3-3 overall.
  • This season, Houston has a 3-2 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 24 or fewer points.
  • The Bears average 94.2 fewer yards per game (312.4), than the Texans allow per outing (406.6). The Bears average 4.8 yards per play, while the Texans give up 6 per play.
  • Houston has a 3-4 record ATS and a 2-5 record overall when holding its opponents to 406.6 yards or less.
  • This season, the Bears pile up 87 yards per game on the ground, 63.9 fewer per game than the Texans allow per outing (150.9).
  • Chicago has a 3-3 ATS record and a 3-3 overall record when the team rushes for at least 87 yards.
  • Houston is 3-3 against the spread and 4-2 overall when holding opponents to 150.9 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Bears turn the ball over 1.5 times per game, 0.8 more turnovers per game than the 0.7 the Texans force on average.
  • Chicago has a 4-2 record against the spread and a 3-3 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.5 times or less.
  • When it forces 0.7 or more turnovers, Houston has a 2-2 record against the spread and a 3-1 record overall.

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Texans Players to Watch

  • Deshaun Watson has thrown for 3,542 yards while completing 68.8% of his passes (276-of-401), with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions (295.2 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 69 times for 331 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 27.6 yards per game.
  • David Johnson has taken 113 attempts for 452 rushing yards (50.2 yards per game) and four touchdowns in nine games. He’s also caught 16 passes for 161 yards (17.9 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
  • This season, Brandin Cooks has 57 catches (on 86 targets) for 784 yards (65.3 per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Jordan Akins’ statline this year shows 24 catches for 285 yards and one touchdown in nine games. He puts up 31.7 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 31 times.
  • In 2020, Darren Fells has caught 19 passes on 26 targets for 275 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 22.9 receiving yards per game.
  • J.J. Watt has five sacks to lead the team, and has also collected 11 TFL, 42 tackles, and one interception.
  • This year, Zach Cunningham has collected 119 tackles, four TFL, and three sacks.

Bears Players to Watch

  • David Montgomery has taken 159 carries for 647 rushing yards (58.8 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns in 11 games. He’s also caught 39 passes for 291 yards (26.5 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson has 185 yards on 53 carries (15.4 ypg), with one rushing touchdown this year.
  • This season, Allen Robinson II has 77 catches (on 115 targets) with 904 yards (75.3 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • Anthony Miller’s statline this year shows 42 catches for 433 yards and two touchdowns. He averages 36.1 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 68 times.
  • Darnell Mooney has caught 40 passes on 71 targets for 428 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 35.7 yards per game.
  • Khalil Mack has registered a team-leading 6.5 sacks, while adding eight TFL, 39 tackles, and one interception.
  • This year, Roquan Smith has collected 111 tackles, 15 TFL, and two sacks.
  • Tashaun Gipson has a team-high two interceptions and has tacked on 53 tackles and five passes defended.

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