Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears - 12/24/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Chicago Bears (3-11) vs Buffalo Bills (11-3)

Game Info: Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Soldier Field)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bears +8.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears face off on Saturday in an NFL showdown at Solider Field in Chicago. When these two teams faced off in 2018 it was the Bears that secured the 41-9 victory. 

The Bills come into this game with an 11-3 record overall and they have gone 6-7-1 at home this season. In the last game against the Miami Dolphins they were tested, but they were able to secure the 32-29 victory. Two games ago against the New York Jets the Bills were able to secure a 20-12 victory. The Bills are averaging 27.5 points while their defense is giving up 17.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league while the defense is ranked second in the league. On the season Josh Allen has thrown for 3,857 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Bears who sit with a 3-11 record overall and they have gone 5-8-1 against the spread. In the last game against the Philadelphia Eagles the Bears were competitive but they ended up losing 25-20. Justin Fields threw for two touchdowns and also rushed for 95 yards. The Bears are averaging 20.7 points while their defense is giving up 25.6 points per game. The offense has been better as of late but the defense is still ranked 30th in the NFL. On the season Fields has thrown for 2,048 yards, 15 touchdowns, and ten interceptions. He has also rushed for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. 

The Bills are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games in Week 16. The under is 7-0 in the Bills last seven road games. The Bears are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games following an against the spread win. 

There won’t be a whole lot of defense played in this game. The Bears defense hasn’t been good, and they are going to struggle to defend again in this game against the Bills. I also expect Fields to have another big game through the air and on the ground, and that is going to be the difference here. Back the over to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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