The Justin Fields era will begin slightly earlier than expected.
The Chicago Bears’ rookie quarterback is set to make his first career start with Andy Dalton out after he suffered a knee injury in Week 2 against his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fields relieved the veteran quarterback during Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Bengals, completing 6 of 13 passes for 60 yards and an interception.
He’ll face a Cleveland Browns team that is coming off a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. Baker Mayfield completed 19 of 21 passes for 213 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Nick Chubb rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Here is all the betting information you need to know for the Bears’ Week 3 matchup.
Bears vs. Browns Moneyline, Spread and Total
Line: Bears +7
Bears team total O/U: 17.5
Browns team total O/U: 27.5
Moneyline: Bears +265 | Browns -351
With a rookie quarterback possibly making his first career NFL start, the Bears are considerable underdogs on the road against a 1-1 Browns team.
History, at least, is on Chicago’s side.
The Bears, who play Cleveland just once every four years, haven’t lost to the Browns since 2005. Their most recent victory came in 2017 when Jordan Howard rushed for two touchdowns in a 20-3 win, giving the Bears a third straight win over the Browns.
Those Browns teams, of course, didn’t have the likes of Mayfield and Chubb, who will be facing the Bears for the first time.
For more, here are the full odds for the Bears vs. Bengals game.
All odds provided by our partner, PointsBet.
Bears Props to Watch for Week 3
Justin Fields passing yards O/U: 207.5
Justin Fields rushing yards O/U: 53.5
David Montgomery rushing yards O/U: 61.5
Allen Robinson receiving yards O/U: 55.5
PointsBet doesn’t foresee the Bears putting up a ton of points on Sunday, but it does see Fields and Co. moving the ball a fair amount. A 207.5 passing yards over/under isn’t impressive in today’s NFL by any means. Still, two 50-plus-yard rushers in Fields and David Montgomery would be a positive sign for the Bears’ offense.
Robinson is expected to be Fields’ main target on Sunday with over/unders of 55.5 receiving yards and 4.5 receptions. Darnell Mooney is next on the list with 42.5 yards and 3.5 receptions for his over/unders heading into Sunday’s contest.
Bears ATS Record and Game Results
The Bears are 1-1 on the season and 1-1 against the spread. They were 7.5-point underdogs against the Rams in the season opener and ended up losing by 20. They were one-point favorites against the Bengals and won by three.
Here are some takeaways from the Week 2 game:
- Justin Fields is likely to start against the Browns
- How the Bears defense got its swag back
- Justin Fields’ time is here and he will be better
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Bears Futures Odds Before Week 3
The oddsmakers gave the Bears a slight boost in their postseason odds following the team’s first win of the season.
Bears to make the playoffs +300
Bears to win the NFC North +475 (third-best in the division)
Bears to win the Super Bowl +7000 (25th-best in the league)
Here are some of the odds for various Bears players to win season-long awards:
Khalil Mack to win Defensive Player of the Year +5000
Justin Fields to win Offensive Rookie of the Year +600
Justin Fields to win NFL MVP +25000
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