Two disappointing teams in Week 1 take to the gridiron on Sunday when the Chicago Bears battle the Denver Broncos. The Bears lost their home opener to the Green Bay Packers. The Broncos lost their first game to the Oakland Raiders. Which team will step it up on Sep. 15? Check out NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Bears vs Broncos!
Bears vs Broncos 2019 NFL Week 2 Spread, Game Info & Betting Pick
- When: Sunday, Sep. 15 at 4:25pm ET
- Where: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Bears / Broncos
- Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
- ATS Odds: Bears -2
- Moneyline Odds: Chicago Bears -140 / Denver Broncos +120
- Over/Under Total Odds: 40 ½
- Mostly Sunny: 32°C/90°F
- Humidity: 19%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 8 mph ENE
- Cloud Cover: 9%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Chicago Bears are a good bet -2?
Chicago had trouble moving the football in Week 1 versus Green Bay. But, they had an excuse. Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky didn’t play at all during the preseason. He wasn’t sharp when completing 26-of-45 for 228 yards and throwing an interception. Trubisky should be much sharper on Sunday.
Not only that, but the Bears only rushed the football 15 times. Coach Matt Nagy will come up with a different game plan to attack the Broncos, who aren’t great at stopping the run. That should lead to a win and cover.
- Total Yards: 254
- Passing Yards: 208
- Rushing Yards: 46
- Points Scored: 3
- Total Yards: 213
- Passing Yards: 166
- Rushing Yards: 47
- Points Allowed: 10
Why Denver Broncos are a good bet +2?
The Broncos entered the season with high expectations. Although only a single game has passed, if you’re a Denver fan, you can’t help but feel disappointed. However, there are positives that came out of the loss to the Raiders in Week 1.
Denver stepped it up in the second half, outscoring Oakland 16-10. If not for the slow start, they might have beaten their rivals. Now back at home in Week 2, the Broncos can get it done versus the tough Chicago Bears.
- Total Yards: 344
- Passing Yards: 249
- Rushing Yards: 95
- Points Scored: 16
- Total Yards: 357
- Passing Yards: 259
- Rushing Yards: 98
- Points Allowed: 24
NFL Betting Trends for Bears vs Broncos
- Bears are 6-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record
- Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games
- Under is 6-0 in Bears last 6 games overall
- Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an SU loss
- Broncos are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 home games
- Under is 7-0 in Broncos last 7 home games
Bears vs Broncos Final NFL Betting Analysis
Denver’s defense actually played well in the Raiders loss. Although they didn’t intercept a pass or get a sack, the Broncos held Oakland to 98 rushing yards. They held Derek Carr to only 259 passing yards. Those are both victories.
More importantly, Joe Flacco got it together in the second half. He looked good when completing 21-of-31 for 268 yards and a TD. There’s a big chance Flacco outplays Trubisky in this. Mitch must show that he can carry the team on the road. Although the Broncos were susceptible to the run last season, they didn’t show that versus the Raiders in Week 1.
If Denver can get off to a much better start, they should beat the Bears straight up on Sunday. Chicago showed real problems on offense while Flacco won’t make mistakes. Denver to win is the play.
NFL Week 2 Free Pick: Broncos +120