NFL

Seattle Seahawks vs Chicago Bears

Seattle
Seahawks
0 - 1
Chicago
Bears
0 - 1
September 17, 2018, 8:15 PM EDT
 | Soldier Field

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Seattle
Seahawks
0 - 1
Chicago
Bears
0 - 1
September 17, 2018, 8:15 PM EDT
 | Soldier Field
  • The Bears host the Seahawks in the Week 2 edition of Monday Night Football with both teams looking to shake off 0-1 starts after road losses. Sportsbook as 3-point favorites, the Bears might be more than a little shell-shocked after blowing a 20-point lead to the wrath of Aaron Rodgers but they’ll have to get over it with a very winnable game ahead of them.

    SHARK BITES
    • The Seahawks are 11-1 SU with a 14.73 average margin of victory in their last 12 MNF games.
    • Russell Wilson was sacked 6 times in Week 1 against the Broncos.
    • Doug Baldwin is out indefinitely with a partially torn MCL.

    Seahawks vs Bears Game Center

    My best bet for Seahawks vs Bears: Bears -3

    Before getting torched by a one-legged A-Rod in the fourth quarter of their season opener last Sunday, the Bears showed what they’re capable of defensively, bringing down Rodgers and DeShone Kizer a combined four times while holding the Packers to three points through three quarters. Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith were both impressive in their Bears debuts and I only expect them to get better as they get more acquainted with Vic Fangio’s system.

    I’m going to give Chicago the benefit of the doubt for their collapse against Green Bay because it was very clearly the football gods’ will for the Packers to win that one. This Bears team is vastly improved over a year ago and with a competent coaching staff on the sideline this season, their weapons (like Mitch Trubisky) are being utilized more effectively.

    The Seahawks, on the other hand, are not improved – they’re much worse. They managed to hang with the Broncos in Denver in Week 1 but that was thanks only to Case Keenum throwing three interceptions and some bad tackling by the Broncos secondary.

    Chicago’s D-line is going to chew through Seattle’s awf-fensive (offensive) line with ease and Russell Wilson is once again in bad trouble.

    Pete Carroll has said he’s going to feed Chris Carson and the running game Monday and with the Packers rushing for just 69 yards on 18 attempts against the Bears in Week 1, that’s probably not the path to points for the Seahawks.

    Chicago covers the number from Sportsbook and then some.

    Russell Wilson Must be Extra Dangerous on Monday

    While his dominance in prime-time games is well documented (19-4-1 SU with a 105.9 quarterback rating for his career), Russell Wilson’s weapons aren’t what they once were. He’s going to be without favorite receiver Doug Baldwin for at least two weeks and his running backs are extremely unproven.

    If the Seahawks are going to have a shot to win or even cover this game, Wilson is going to have to be terrific, if not flawless, and even if he is, I’m not convinced his defense can stop the Bears from scoring.

    Wilson does have a spectacular 6-1 SU career record in Monday nighters but this is a different year and a much different Seahawks team.

    It’s Prime time for Trends

    We all know trends can be silly and this game is the perfect example of why that’s true. There are two or three awesome stats that I could use to justify a bet on either side in this one and that conflict is why my pick analysis was more based on football than it was numbers.

    Here are the best trends and stats I found for each team:

    • The Seahawks are 24-5-1 SU and 22-5-3 ATS in their last 30 prime-time games.
       
    • The Bears are 12-5 SU in their last 17 MNF games.
       
    • The Seahawks are 17-2-3 in their last 22 games as underdogs of 3 or more points.
       
    • The Seahawks are 1-12-1 ATS in their last 14 games as underdogs in September.
       
    • The Bears are just 1-6 SU in their last 7 as home favorites.
       
    • The Seahawks have won and covered in 4 straight games against the Bears.
       

    Not to say all trends are bad because they usually develop for a reason but in this case, it was really easy to find contradictory data. Be careful when using numbers to handicap football and always make sure to root them to something in reality before applying them to a wager.

Odds

Monday, September 17 Mon Sep 17


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+3
-110
+158
o43.5
-110
-3
-110
-172
u43.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+4.5
-113
+185
o42.5
-110
-4.5
-107
-215
u42.5
-110

Edge Finder

23.89
Points Scored
19.18
231.17
Passing Yards
130.53
119.28
Rushing Yards
177.35
28:55
Time on Field
29:30
61.50
Number of Plays
58.41
5.70
Yards Per Play
5.27
23.89
Points Scored
19.18
5.39
First Quarter
4.65
7.22
Second Quarter
5.82
3.83
Third Quarter
5.12
7.28
Fourth Quarter
3.59
231.17
Passing Yards
130.53
33.78
Pass Attempts
22.18
23.56
Pass Completions
13.12
2.72
Sacks
3.41
20.78
Sack Yards
22.29
9.81
Yards Per Pass
9.95
119.28
Rushing Yards
177.35
25.00
Rush Attempts
32.82
4.77
Yards Per Rush
5.40
0.72
Interceptions
0.88
1.11
Fumbles
1.94
0.67
Fumbles Lost
0.59
1.39
Total Turnovers
1.47
6.17
Penalties
4.71
49.11
Penalty Yards
44.35
28:55
Time on Field
29:30
61.50
Number of Plays
58.41
5.70
Yards Per Play
5.27
3.89
Punts
3.94
48.51
Punt Average
45.36
64.67
Return Yards
82.00

Head To Head

SEA
Stat Type CHI
6-4
Record
4-6
6-4
ATS
4-6
8-2
O/U
8-2
23.70
Points Scored
21.50
107.40
Rush Yds
114.10
36.90
Pass Attempts
30.30
60.43
Completion %
56.44
231.30
Passing Yds
194.20
338.7
Total Yds
308.3
1.00
Turnovers
1.30
SEA
Stat Type CHI
3-0
Record
0-3
3-0
ATS
0-3
2-1
O/U
2-1
29.00
Points Scored
10.33
131.67
Rush Yds
120.67
32.67
Pass Attempts
22.67
63.27
Completion %
54.41
240.33
Passing Yds
123.33
372
Total Yds
244
0.67
Turnovers
1.67
Sep 27/15 (1 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Home
Away
26
Points Scored
0
-16.5
ATS
+16.5
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
159
Rush Yds
98
30
Pass Attempts
17
66.67
Completion %
52.94
212
Passing Yds
48
371
Total Yds
146
0
Turnovers
0
Dec 2/12 (2 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Away
Home
23
Points Scored
17
+3
ATS
-3
36.5 o
O/U
36.5 u
176
Rush Yds
132
37
Pass Attempts
26
62.16
Completion %
65.38
283
Passing Yds
233
459
Total Yds
365
1
Turnovers
0
Dec 18/11 (3 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Away
Home
38
Points Scored
14
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
34.5 o
O/U
34.5 u
60
Rush Yds
132
31
Pass Attempts
25
61.29
Completion %
44.00
226
Passing Yds
89
286
Total Yds
221
1
Turnovers
5
Jan 16/11 (4 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Away
Home
24
Points Scored
35
+10
ATS
-10
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
34
Rush Yds
176
46
Pass Attempts
29
56.52
Completion %
51.72
242
Passing Yds
261
276
Total Yds
437
0
Turnovers
1
Oct 17/10 (5 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Away
Home
23
Points Scored
20
+6
ATS
-6
38 o
O/U
38 u
111
Rush Yds
61
40
Pass Attempts
39
62.50
Completion %
43.59
242
Passing Yds
246
353
Total Yds
307
0
Turnovers
0
Sep 27/09 (6 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Home
Away
19
Points Scored
25
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
103
Rush Yds
85
44
Pass Attempts
27
59.09
Completion %
77.78
243
Passing Yds
233
346
Total Yds
318
2
Turnovers
2
Nov 18/07 (7 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Home
Away
30
Points Scored
23
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
38 o
O/U
38 u
103
Rush Yds
107
44
Pass Attempts
37
68.18
Completion %
64.86
322
Passing Yds
238
425
Total Yds
345
1
Turnovers
1
Jan 14/07 (8 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Away
Home
24
Points Scored
27
+9
ATS
-9
37 o
O/U
37 u
127
Rush Yds
120
33
Pass Attempts
38
54.55
Completion %
55.26
179
Passing Yds
251
306
Total Yds
371
1
Turnovers
2
Oct 1/06 (9 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Away
Home
6
Points Scored
37
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
37 o
O/U
37 u
77
Rush Yds
143
37
Pass Attempts
31
45.95
Completion %
54.84
153
Passing Yds
219
230
Total Yds
362
2
Turnovers
0
Oct 19/03 (10 of 10)
SEA
Stat Type CHI
Home
Away
24
Points Scored
17
-11
ATS
+11
42 o
O/U
42 u
124
Rush Yds
87
27
Pass Attempts
34
70.37
Completion %
55.88
211
Passing Yds
124
335
Total Yds
211
2
Turnovers
2

Team Records

SEA
Record CHI
0-1
All
0-1
0-0
Home
0-0
0-1
Away
0-1
0-0-1
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0-1
ATS Away
1-0
1-0
O/U
1-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
1-0
O/U Away
1-0
SEA
Record CHI
0-0
All
0-1
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-1
0-0
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
O/U
1-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
1-0
SEA
Record CHI
0-0
All
0-1
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-1
0-0
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
SEA
Record CHI
0-1
All
0-1
0-0
Home
0-0
0-1
Away
0-1
0-0-1
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0-1
ATS Away
1-0
1-0
O/U
1-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
1-0
O/U Away
1-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:00 pm EDT Clear
28ºC / 82ºF
54% Humidity
1% Precipitation
22% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 6
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 9, 2018DEN24-27L+3/42.5P/O642423061463244700
Dec 31, 2017ARI24-26L-8/38L/O101195296116143259-1
Dec 24, 2017DAL21-12W+4.5/47W/U7660136128155283-3
Dec 17, 2017LAR7-42L-1/47.5L/O781421492441083521
Dec 10, 2017JAC24-30L+2.5/41L/O1412604011572684252
Dec 3, 2017PHI24-10W+3.5/46.5W/U10120931098327425-2
Nov 26, 2017SF24-13W-7/45W/U90228318841962800
Nov 20, 2017ATL31-34LEv/46L/O136224360891902791
Nov 9, 2017ARI22-16W-6/40P/U7521228734256290-1
Nov 5, 2017WAS14-17L-8/44.5L/U148289437511932441
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 9, 2018GB23-24L+7/45W/O13915529469301370-1
Dec 31, 2017MIN10-23L+13.5/38W/U301712011471803270
Dec 24, 2017CLE20-3W-5.5/37W/U9716125875178253-3
Dec 16, 2017DET10-20L+4.5/43.5L/U43306349912022932
Dec 10, 2017CIN33-7W+6/40W/P23225048270164234-2
Dec 3, 2017SF14-15L-2.5/42.5L/U6285147110278388-1
Nov 26, 2017PHI3-31L+14/43.5L/U6134140176244420-1
Nov 19, 2017DET24-27L+3/40P/O222176398652873520
Nov 12, 2017GB16-23L-4.5/37.5L/O552683231601823421
Oct 29, 2017NO12-20L+8.5/45.5W/U157150307101286387-1
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