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Bears vs. Seahawks 2021 NFL Week 16 Odds, Preview and Pick

By Carlos Chacon

The Chicago Bears traverse North America to face the Seahawks at the Lumen Field. Both teams are not having the best of seasons. Head coach Matt Nagy will try to get his team primed up at the end of a three-game losing stretch. Meanwhile, the Seahawks just broke a two-game winning streak in the hands of the Rams. They are only a win ahead of the Bears in the overall standings.

Nitrobetting gives you access to the latest NFL game previews. Find a detailed look at the upcoming Bears vs. Seahawks game down below. We share essential game information, team and player stats, the latest NFL betting odds, trends, and expert predictions.

Bears vs. Seahawks Game Information

  • When: Sunday, December 26, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
  • Where: Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: WBBM NewsRadio 780 (Bears) / KIRO Radio 97.3 FM (Seahawks)
  • Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Odds: Bears (+7) / Seahawks (-7)

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Why Bet on the Chicago Bears?

The Bears haven’t won a game in three weeks. They hit the road after a 17-9 loss to the Vikings in Week 15. It’s been tough for the team recently. And despite the long list of losses, the team managed to hold onto third place in NFC North.

Defense is a game the Bears excel in. They hold opponents to 326.2 opponent yards (ninth) per game. The team also averages 120.9 opponent rushing yards (23rd) in 14 games played. More than that, they do particularly well against passing plays. The Bears have one of the best passing defenses in the league right now. They hold off teams to 205.4 passing yards (fourth) per game.

As a team, the Bears have to do more on the offensive end to compensate for a sounder defense. The team currently records 17.1 points (29th) per game. They have notably better rushing numbers than the Seahawks. The team averages 125.2 rushing yards (eighth) per game. However, the passing numbers hold back their total yards per game numbers. The Bears are dead last in the league when it comes to passing, documenting 182.1 yards per (32nd) game.

It will be a challenging afternoon for the Bears as Justin Fields suffers an ankle injury. The starting quarterback is on the questionable list, alongside Marquise Goodwin (foot) and Jason Peters (ankle).

Why Bet on the Seattle Seahawks?

The Seahawks have seen better days in the last three weeks. That said, they come into the clash with a better-looking record. Head coach Pete Carroll guided his team to two wins in three games.

The squad scored 30 points or more in their last two victories. This makes allowances for their current average of 20.1 points (24th) per game. Statistics tell us that they are a better rushing team than they are a passing team. The team averages 102.6 rushing yards (23rd) and 200.7 passing yards (27th) per game.

Defensively, the Seahawks present a slight advantage over the Bears this weekend. The team allows 20.1 points (fourth) per game despite giving up 390.4 opponent yards (31st) per contest. Moreover, we don’t expect the Seahawks to experience much trouble against the Bears’ passing game even with a 273.9 opponent passing yards (32nd) per game average.

Five players make their way to the Seahawks’ questionable list. Three offensive linemen DK Metcalf, Freddie Swain, and Gabe Jackson are dealing with injuries that might hold them back from playing this weekend. Additionally, left defensive tackle Poona Ford and right defensive tackle Al Woods join the aforementioned.

Bears vs. Seahawks Betting Trends

  • The Bears are 5-5 in the last ten games against the Seahawks (4-6 ATS).
  • The Bears are 2-3 in the last five road games (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Bears’ last five road games against the Seahawks.
  • The Seahawks are 2-3 in the last five games at the Lumen Field (3-2 ATS).
  • The Seahawks are 4-1 in the last five home games against the Bears (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Seahawks’ last four games against the Bears.

Bears vs. Seahawks Expert Betting Predictions

It’s a matchup that favors the Seahawks. But don’t let this hold you back from giving the Bears a shot. The visitors have a chance at covering the spread. If Justin Fields fails to show up and third-choice quarterback Nick Foles produces a season-best performance, we might just see the Bears keep things close by the final quarter. In the meantime, the Seahawks coming in with a healthier lineup, better previous results, and home-field advantage gives the side the upper hand on paper.

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