- The Chicago Bears are favored by 4.5 points over the Buffalo Bills.
- The total is set at 38.0 points with -110 betting odds on each side.
CHICAGO – The Chicago Bears are favored on Saturday as they’ll be play host to the Buffalo Bills in the second week of the NFL preseason. The Bears are reported to play their starters for a longer duration than the Bills.
The Betting Lines And News Reports
It’s no secret that the NFL preseason is handled differently by different head coaches. Legal sports betting sites may be setting their line in accordance with the reports of how long the starters will play.
Bills vs Bears Spread Odds
- Buffalo Bills +4.5 -105
- Chicago Bears -4.5 -115
The Chicago Bears, as they attempt to figure out their quarterback situation, are expected to play starters for a good portion of the game. For the Buffalo Bills, not only are starters not going to play for a long period of time, but some won’t play at all.
Naturally, this makes betting on the Bills a tough decision to make as their second and third units will be going up against Chicago’s top options for at least the first quarter.
Betting The Total: 38.0 Points
Thus far in the preseason, betting on the Under has been a profitable decision and one that may stay true in this matchup. With Buffalo announcing that only “some starters will play,” the number of points they’ll be able to score may have a lower ceiling.
Those betting on the NFL may be inclined to not stray far from the trends.
Bears vs Bills Total Odds
- Over 38.0 -110
- Under 38.0 -110
Neither of the team’s first preseason games reached this number as the Bears’ total was 33 and the Bills’ was 31. Just how much offensive and defensive improvement can be made in just one week is yet to be seen, but this has all the makings of an Under.
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