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Week 3: Chicago Bears vs Houston Texans 9/25/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Houston Texans (0-1-1) vs. Chicago Bears (1-1)
September 25, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Bears -2.5 / Houston Texans +2.5; Over/Under: +40.5
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The Chicago Bears and Houston Texans do battle Sunday in a week 3 NFL contest from Soldier Field.

The Houston Texans will be looking to rebound from a 16-9 loss at the hands of the Denver Broncos in their last game. Davis Mills has thrown for 417 yards and 2 touchdowns on 56% passing while Dameon Pierce has a team-high 102 rushing yards  so far this season. Brandin Cooks leads the Texans with 11 grabs for 136 yards as well this season. On defense, Jonathan Owens has a team-high 25 total tackles including 17 solo tackles while Jerry Hughes also has a pair of sacks and an interception up to this point.

The Chicago Bears will try to bounce back after a 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. Justin Field has thrown for 191 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 53.6% passing while David Montgomery leads the Bears in rushing with 148 rushing yards this season. Equanimeous St. Brown has a team-high 57 receiving yards and Montgomery has a team-high 5 receptions. On defense, Roquan Smith has a team-high 20 total tackles while Trevis Gipson has a pair of sacks this season.

Houston is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 week 3 matchups while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games following an ATS win. Chicago is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 21-7 in their last 28 home games.

I get that this is a low total, but I truthfully don’t think there’s any way that you could put it low enough. These are two of the worst offensive units in the NFL this season and they’re also two teams I want no part in having to trust to put points on the board. It’s way more likely that this is one of those ugly 15-10 kinds of games, so give me the under in a snoozefest.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Under 40.5
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