Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks - 8/18/22 NFL Picks and Prediction
Seattle Seahawks (0-1) vs Chicago Bears (1-0)
Game Info: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Lumen Field)
Betting Odds: Seattle Seahawks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Bears will play the Seattle Seahawks in preseason game number two for both teams at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington on Thursday night.
The Chicago Bears are 1-0 in this preseason after defeating Kansas City by a score of 19-14 in their first game. Chicago fell behind early and trailed 14-0 at halftime, but was able to outscore Kansas City 19-0 in the second half for the win. Just like Chicago’s first game, Justin Fields will get the start at quarterback with Nate Peterman and Trevor Siemian finishing the game. Chicago has weakness on their offensive line and with their skill position players, so I am expecting another poor offensive performance from the Bears.
The Seattle Seahawks are 0-1 this preseason after losing to Pittsburgh by a score of 32-25 in preseason week one. Seattle fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter, came back to take tie the game in the fourth quarter, but lost the game on a touchdown with only seconds left in the game. Drew Lock, Seattle’s better quarterback last game, will not play in this contest due to COVID. Geno Smith will start the game for the Seahawks, with Jacob Eason playing later in the game. Seattle gave up a lot of points in their first game, but should play better against a poor Chicago offense.
Chicago is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 road games. Seattle is 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Seattle’s last 5 games against the NFC. The over is 9-2 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.
Chicago played much better offensively in the second half of their game against the Chiefs, but did play pretty good defense for the entire game. Seattle struggled defensively, but had a nice balance going with Smith and Lock under center. The unknown in this game will be how the Seattle quarterback play is after Smith exits the game. I like the under in this matchup.