NFL 2021 Preseason: Miami at Chicago Betting Analysis

The Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins step onto Soldier Field on Saturday in both teams’ first preseason clash of the year. Even though were not likely to see Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, we may get a chance to see Bears’ first-round pick Justin Fields. Whether Fields plays or not, this should be an entertaining game between a couple of NFL squads with playoff ambitions. Keep reading for NFL Preseason odds, analysis, and a free pick for Dolphins versus Bears. 

NFL Betting Preview for Dolphins vs Bears On Aug. 14th

Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears – NFL Preseason Game

Why bet on Miami against Chicago

It’s doubtful Tua sees the field in this. But look who’s backing him up? Jacoby Brissett has starter’s experience with the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. Running back Malcolm Brown has starter’s experience with the Los Angeles Rams. If the Dolphins give Brissett and Brown work, Miami can upset the Bears. 

Miami Last 5

  • L – 56-26 at Buffalo
  • W – 26-25 at Las Vegas
  • W – 22-12 vs. New England
  • L – 33-27 vs. Kansas City
  • W – 19-7 vs. Cincinnati

Miami Predicted Offense Starting Lineup

  • QB – Jacoby Brissett
  • RB – Malcolm Brown
  • WR – Jakeem Grant
  • WR – Mack Hollins
  • WR – Lynn Bowden Jr.
  • TE – Cethan Carter
  • LT – Jonathan Hubbard
  • LG – Solomon Kindley
  • C – Matt Skura
  • RG – Jermaine Eluemunor
  • RT – Adam Pankey 

Why bet on Chicago against Miami

Chicago’s third team, quarterback Nick Foles, running back Damien Williams, tight-end Jesse James, and most players along the offensive line have started in the NFL. Foles started games last season and is a Super Bowl MVP. Harris was Kansas City’s top running back until Andy Reid drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire. On Saturday, Chicago will start players who know what they’re doing, giving the Bears a big edge. 

Chicago Last 5

  • L – 21-9 at New Orleans
  • L – 35-16 vs. Green Bay
  • W – 41-17 at Jacksonville
  • W – 33-27 at Minnesota
  • W – 36-7 vs. Houston 

Chicago Predicted Offense Starting Lineup

  • QB – Nick Foles
  • RB – Damien Williams
  • WR – Chris Lacy
  • WR – Damiere Byrd 
  • WR – Riley Ridley
  • TE – Jesse James
  • LT – Teven Jenkins
  • LG – Arlington Hambright
  • C – Dieter Eiselen
  • RG – Alex Bars 
  • RT – Tyrone Wheatley Jr. 

Final Betting Analysis: Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears

Both teams are loaded with veterans who could see plenty of playing time. The Dolphins may not play Jacoby Brissett as much as many believe, though.

Brissett may have to takeover for Tagovailoa during the season if Tua either gets injured or is ineffective. Expect Brissett to get one or two series at the most.

The Bears will start Foles and play him for most of the game. Chicago wants to protect starter Andy Dalton and their prize NFL Draft pick, Justin Fields. Because Foles will get the bulk of the playing time, and because he remains a decent backup quarterback, Chicago should win and cover.  

NFL Preseason Pick: Chicago Bears 

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