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New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Pick & Prediction JAN 2TH 2022

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: CBS
Logo New York Giants
VS
Logo Chicago Bears
42
OPENNER
-2

38.5o -110
CURRENT
-7 +105

+243
MONEYLINE
-285

3
SCORE
29

Two teams without playoff chances face off in a game that is still worth watching. Sure, neither the New York Giants nor Chicago Bears will be in the playoffs, but they will fight to end the season strong.

Their opponent is in the same position as them, making this one interesting to watch. It'll also make this game one of the most popular games to bet on this week.

The Chicago Bears get to host the New York Giants and hope to earn their sixth win of the season. They'll finish at the bottom of the NFC North, but that isn't much concern to them anymore. Instead, they'll try to build on how they performed against the Seattle Seahawks last week. Can they add another victory to their record on Sunday at home?

Giants vs. Bears Odds for Week 17

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Giants (+230) vs. Bears (-275)

SPREAD: Giants +6 (-107) vs. Bears -6 (-113)

GAME TOTAL: Over 37.5 (-105) vs. Under 37.5 (-115)

Giants vs. Bears Betting Trends and Preview

The New York Giants desperately need to get their offense ironed out to end this season. They struggle to move the ball downfield and can't capitalize in the red zone. They've lost four straight games, the last being a 34-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

If they want to beat the Bears, they better be ready to deal with a resilient defense. Not to mention a very mobile quarterback.

The injury list is always a problem for the Giants, but it isn't too bad this weekend. Jake Fromm will likely be starting again, but at least he has Saquon Barkley to back him up.

If they can get the run game going against Chicago's 25th-ranked run defense, they'll be in good shape. If they rely on Fromm to move the ball, the Giants will likely crumble very early on.

There are a couple of things likely to happen when this season ends. One, the Bears will more than likely move on from Head Coach Matt Nagy. The second is that there is a chance Ryan Pace could be let go as well.

These aren't bad changes for the Bears either, but they're focused on winning games for now. Especially their final two games against the Giants and Vikings.

Using Justin Fields, the Chicago Bears can dominate against the Giants. They don't have enough talent in the front seven to stop Fields from using his legs. They also have Allen Robinson back in the lineup, which bodes well for the Bears. Robinson, combined with Darnell Mooney, will equal an incredible passing attack if the Bears use it wisely.

Giants vs. Bears Picks

Giants 13 - Bears 21

The New York Giants might want to finish the year strong, but they're taking another loss here. The Bears have slightly too much talent for the Giants to contend with. Since they'll have Jake Fromm at the helm, we expect a few turnovers as well. The Chicago defense can be relentless, especially when they're playing at home in front of their crowd.

The Bears have to cover a significantly large spread, one they usually don't do well against. They did, however, beat the Raiders by eleven points earlier in the season.

Neither team has been great against the spread this season, so we can't rely on trends. Instead, we'll have a little faith and take the Bears -6 in this one.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last seven games against the Giants.

2. The New York Giants are 1-5 ATS in their previous six games.

3. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Giants' last nine games.

Best Bet: Chicago Bears -6

PREDICTION
New York Giants
15
22
Chicago Bears

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Recap JAN 2TH 2022

David Montgomery scored the first of his two rushing touchdowns 18 seconds in as the Chicago Bears as the Chicago Bears forced four turnovers and cruised to a 29-3 rout of the visiting New York Giants Sunday afternoon.

Montgomery scored a pair of 2-yard TDs and finished with 64 yards on 22 carries as the Bears (6-10) won their second straight game.

Andy Dalton returned from a groin injury and made his sixth start as rookie Justin Fields was inactive for the second straight game with an ankle injury. He completed 18 of 35 passes for 173 yards and threw a 4-yard TD to Darnell Mooney as Chicago held a 14-0 lead less than seven minutes in.

Montgomery's first TD occurred after linebacker Trevis Gipson forced a fumble that was recovered by defensive end Bilal Nichols on the first play of the game. Mooney's TD was set up by safety Tashaun Gipson Sr.'s 31-yard interception return of a pass intended for Kenny Golladay.

Cairo Santos made field goals of 21 and 44 yards, and the Bears also scored on a safety.

Robert Quinn recorded his 18th sack in the fourth quarter, breaking the team record of 17 1/2 sacks by Richard Dent in 1984, a year before he was the MVP of Chicago's Super Bowl win over New England.

Former Bear Mike Glennon started for the Giants but hardly threw the ball. He completed four of 11 for 24 yards and was intercepted twice as New York (4-12) lost its fifth straight and dropped its seventh straight road game with owner John Mara in attendance.

Saquon Barkley, who tore his ACL in Chicago during Week 2 last season, rushed for a season-high 102 yards on 21 carries.

New York's only points came on a 38-yard field goal by Graham Gano with 7:45 remaining in the first half. The Giants were held to 10 points or less for the third straight game.

After Gano's field goal, Chicago scored three times in the final 61 seconds before halftime. Santos' field goals were sandwiched around a safety that occurred when Angelo Blackson tackled running back Devontae Booker in the end zone with 52 seconds left.

Montgomery's second score made it 29-3 with 9 1/2 minutes left in the third.

--Field Level Media

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