The Chicago Bears (3-11) play the Buffalo Bills (11-3) on Saturday, 24, at Soldier Field. Exactly eight wins lie between the teams ahead of this Week 16 matchup. The Buffalo Bills boast the better record out of the two, winning 11 out of a possible 14 to go first in the AFC East. The Chicago Bears follow up in fourth place in the NFC North, with three wins to their account. There seems to be no end to the misery supporters of the Chicago Bears have endured this season. Form is appalling, with seven defeats on the bounce now, and they look there for the taking when Buffalo Bills rock up at the Soldier Field.
Chicago Bears VS Buffalo Bills Betting lines
Chicago Bears VS Buffalo Bills Betting expert picks
Chicago Bears VS Buffalo Bills Moneyline
The Chicago Bears don’t seem to do well against AFC East opposition. In fact, the hosts have gone 2-8 in their past ten matchups against AFC East teams. Tipping Buffalo Bills to win -450 outright on the moneyline instead is worth a tilt. The visitors are 4-1 on the road for this season and have won four of the last five road trips, while the struggling Chicago Bears are a dismal 0-5 on their own turf.
Chicago Bears VS Buffalo Bills Spread
The Buffalo Bills are expected to win by more than a touchdown in Saturday’s road trip. The visitors open as 9-point favorites over the Chicago Bears on the Week 16 betting line. In the last eight matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 14.0 points.
The Chicago Bears went 2-8 ATS in their last ten games against AFC East teams. The offense put up 19.1 points per game in that span, while the defense allowed an average of 26.0 points. The hosts are also 5-3 ATS in the past eight games at home and 4-6 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past five visits to the Soldier Field have gone rather well for the Buffalo Bills, having bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 10.0 points. In their past 10 matches, the Buffalo Bills went 4-6 ATS and also ended up 3-4-1 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
Chicago Bears VS Buffalo Bills Total
The last eight head-to-head games saw an average of 44.01 points. Based on this stat alone, the total may end somewhere between 40 and 45 points when the Buffalo Bills visit the Chicago Bears.
The two squads played five of these eight encounters at the Soldier Field, producing a combined 42.8 points on average to go over the total four times. For this latest matchup on Saturday, the total is currently set at 41.5 points.
In seven of the last eight games involving the Chicago Bears, the total went over. Meanwhile, siding with the over would’ve also paid out as a winning bet in each of the last three games at Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears, who are 8-2 in their last ten home and away matches combined.
On average, the Buffalo Bills have seen 46.3 points go on board during their past ten matches and 42.2 points in their last five contests on the road. Interestedly, the total has gone under in eight of the Buffalo Bills’ past ten matchups against teams from the NFC North.
Chicago Bears VS Buffalo Bills Betting trends
- Chicago Bears have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games.
- In seven of Chicago Bears’ last eight games, the total went over
- Buffalo Bills’ points total went under in their last eight road games
- The Buffalo Bills have won the last three head-to-head matches against the Chicago Bears on the road.
NFL Power Rankings Week 16 2022, Chicago Bears VS Buffalo Bills
Chicago Bears Form
The Chicago Bears were dealt a tough blow last week when they lost 20-25 to the Philadelphia Eagles. The defeat extended their losing streak to seven games, leaving their overall record for the past 10 games at 1-9.
The Chicago Bears’ offensive unit has been steadily productive, putting up an average of 20.6 points in its last five matches—close to the team’s season average of 20.7 points per game. The defense, meanwhile, has been just average. In its last five games, opponents have averaged 28.4 points points against them—right around the unit’s season average of 25.6 points points allowed per game.
Unfortunately, the Chicago Bears are already eliminated from playoff contention. While expectations weren’t high going into this regular season, the 3-11-0 hosts are already down and out. Locking onto a strong pick in the NFL draft order is the best they can hope for now.
Buffalo Bills Form
Form is really looking good for the Buffalo Bills after claiming a 32-29 win against Miami Dolphins last week. The victory extended their winning streak to five matches, improving their regular season record to 11-3. They are also 5-2 on the road.
The Buffalo Bills rank up in fourth-place in the NFL’s offensive rankings, with 27.5 points per game this season and 23.7 points on the road. On the defensive side of the ball, the visitors have the second-best unit in football, allowing just 17.9 points on average and 18.0 points on the road.
Despite winning their division, the Buffalo Bills can’t rest on their laurels just yet. The next step for the AFC East champions is to hold on to first seed in the AFC Conference. This will hand them a bye week for the wild-card round of the playoffs.
Chicago Bears VS Buffalo Bills H2H history
The Buffalo Bills bagged a 15-41 win over the Chicago Bears in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Soldier Field in August 2021. The Chicago Bears came away with two wins from their past five matchups against the Buffalo Bills, leaving them with an overall record of 2-3.
In their past eight head-to-head games, the Chicago Bears pulled off 24.38 points on average per game, whereas Buffalo Bills managed 19.63 points per match.