Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears
When: 8:15 PM ET, Monday, September 17, 2018
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN.
Betting Line: Bears -3.5
SEAHAWKS (0-1): Russell Wilson was under relentless pressure against Denver’s defense and finished 19-of-33 for 298 yards with three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Seattle is thin at linebacker, with K.J. Wright (knee) and Bobby Wagner (groin) both sitting out practice on Friday.
BEARS (0-1): Mack, who was acquired from Oakland and signed to a record six-year, $141 million contract prior to the season opener, was a wrecking ball against Green Bay in the first half with a sack, forced fumble and interception return for a touchdown. Second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (22-of-35) threw for only 171 yards, hooking up with wide receiver Allen Robinson four times for 61 yards.
Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
Seahawks are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Seahawks are 10-3-2 ATS in their last 15 games following a straight up loss.
Seahawks are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Monday games.
Seahawks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Seahawks are 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.
Seahawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 2.
Seahawks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in September.
Seahawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Chicago Bears Betting Trends
Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Bears are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Bears are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games.
Bears are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 home games.
Bears are 17-39-1 ATS in their last 57 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Bears are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC.
Bears are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games in September.
Bears are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Seattle at Chicago Picks:
The Bears are at home after opening the season with a tough loss to the Green Bay Packers. Seattle also lost last week to the Denver Broncos. Both teams looked good and bad in their respective openers and that is what is to be expected of below average teams. The Bears are improved from last year and most notably it is the offense that will be the biggest difference. For Seattle, years of playoffs and possible Super Bowl runs are over. This team is in decline and the most obvious decline is on defense. I like both teams to score as the improved Bears offense and the most underrated quarterback in the NFL Russell Wilson will both put up points.
My best bet on the game is the over at 42.5. Both of these quarterbacks are mobile and that will lead to several big plays. I do not believe the sportsbooks have caught on to how improved the Bears offense is.