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Week 10: Texans vs Bears Betting

The Houston Texans and Chicago Bears will both be going for their eighth win of the season when the Bears host the Texans this Sunday night at Soldier Field.

Both teams are 7-1 SU with Houston holding the slight edge ATS at 6-2 to Chicago's 5-2-1.

Houston is 2-0 SU and ATS all time against the Chicago Bears. The Texans are 7-2 SU and ATS over their last nine road games while Chicago is 7-2 SU and 5-3-1 ATS over its last nine home games.

The game opened as a PK at shops such as BetOnline and has remained even through the week. The total was sitting at 41 at Bovada as of Friday and some are predicting a high-scoring game.

View Houston vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 6 and the Texans sitting at No. 1. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 37-35 result in favor of the Bears this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 3-ranked offense (29.5 PPG) against a Texans defense that ranks No. 4 at 17.1 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 195.9 yards per game, less than the Texans give up through the air (203.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Texans feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 64.3 yards per game. Chicago, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 21-9 winner at home against the Bills. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (30) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Arian Foster went over the 100-yard mark (111) in his team's latest effort as Houston defeated Buffalo by a score of 21-9 on Sunday.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 51-20 winner as they battled the Titans on the road. The Bears covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 71 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Bears got 3 passing scores out of Jay Cutler en route to a 51-20 win over the Titans on Sunday at LP Field.

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3

Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4

A few Texans at Bears trends to consider:
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chicago's last 17 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Jacksonville, Sunday, November 18
Chicago at San Francisco, Monday, November 19