NFL 2021 Preseason: Bills vs Bears Betting Analysis

The Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears head into their second preseason game with some things to figure out. The Bills must start gearing up for what they hope is a Super Bowl season while Chicago believes they can take the NFC North from the Green Bay Packers. Check out NFL Preseason odds, info and a free NFL betting pick for Bills versus Bears. 

NFL Betting Preview for Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears On Aug. 14th

Buffalo at Bears – NFL Preseason Game

Why bet on Buffalo versus Chicago

Buffalo should start NFL MVP candidate Josh Allen. Most NFL teams play just three preseason games before stepping onto the field for real in September. Buffalo is one of those teams. NFL franchises like to rest their starters in the final preseason game, which means if the Bills want to give Allen playing time, Saturday is the day. Josh Allen, along with the Bills’ first string offensive line and his starting wide receivers, should have no trouble picking apart Chicago’s defense. 

Buffalo Last 5

  • W – 16-5 vs. Detroit
  • L – 38-24 at Kansas City
  • W – 17-3 vs. Baltimore
  • W – 27-24 vs. Indianapolis 
  • W – 56-26 vs. Miami 

Buffalo Predicted Offense Starting Lineup

  • QB – Josh Allen
  • RB – Devin Singletary
  • WR – Gabriel Davis
  • WR – Emmanuel Sanders
  • WR – Cole Beasley
  • TE – Dawson Knox
  • LT – Dion Dawkins
  • LG – Jon Feliciano
  • RG – Cody Ford
  • RT – Daryl Williams 

Why bet on Chicago against Buffalo

The Bears may start Allen. The Bears most definitely will start Andy Dalton. Rookie Justin Fields played great in Chicago’s first NFL game. He delivered a terrific performance that showed he’s almost ready to lead an NFL offense. But Chicago won’t push Fields into the starting role. Why? Dalton stepped in for Dak Prescott while a Dallas Cowboy last season and played great. With Dalton, Chicago, a playoff team in 2020, has a real chance of winning the NFC North. The former Cincinnati Bengals player will again prove why he’s one of the more solid signal-callers in the NFL. 

Chicago Last 5

  • W – 20-13 vs. Miami
  • L – 21-9 vs. New Orleans
  • L – 35-16 vs. Green Bay
  • W – 41-17 at Jacksonville
  • W – 33-27 at Minnesota

Chicago Predicted Offense Starting Lineup

  • QB – Andy Dalton
  • RB – David Montgomery
  • WR – Allen Robinson II
  • WR – Darnell Mooney 
  • WR – Marquise Goodwin
  • TE – Cole Kmet
  • LT – Elijah Wilkinson
  • LG – Cody Whitehair
  • C – Sam Mustipher 
  • RG – James Daniels  
  • RT – German Ifedi 

Final Betting Analysis: Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears

This will be a game of timing. So if you like the Bills, you hope they play Allen enough to get a sizable lead. But Buffalo mustn’t play Allen for the entire game since he’s gotten plenty of reps in practice and can play a quarter in the Aug. 28 matchup versus Green Bay.

If you like Chicago, you hope the Bears play Dalton more than the Bills play Allen. That’s a real possibility. Why? Justin Fields is listed as questionable, which means Matt Nagy may not play Fields at all in this one.

Dalton could play three-quarters with Allen playing a quarter, maybe, two. The edge goes to the underrated Chicago Bears who, based on Fields’ performance last week, in 2021 will have two starting quarterbacks on their roster. Da Bears cover. 

NFL Preseason Pick: Chicago Bears

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