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Bears vs Browns Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 3

Bears vs Browns Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 3

by Jacob DeanSeptember 21, 2021
  • Justin Fields is likely to start
  • Jarvis Landy week to week with sprained MCL
  • Bears defense was strong in week two win

The (1-1) Chicago Bears are on the road as they are set to face off against the (1-1) Cleveland Browns in a Week 3 match up. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET at FirstEnergy Stadium. Both of these teams are coming off week two wins so this should be an exciting game with a lot of energy.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Browns – 7.5
  • Moneyline: Bears +260, Browns -340
  • Total: 47.5

All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.

Bears vs Browns Prediction: Spread

The Bears are coming off a week two win in their home opener over the Cincinnati Bengals as their defense was on point forcing four turnovers in the contest. Nick Chubb had himself a day as the Browns rode the tailback to a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. Chubb rushed for 95 yards on the yard and Baker Mayfield was very efficient in managing the game, only throwing two incomplete passes on the day.

The Bears will go into Cleveland as underdogs and without a named starting quarterback for Sunday. Andy Dalton suffered an injury against the Bengals but was seen on the sideline later in the game. If he is healthy the Bears have said he will start, if not, then Justin Fields will handle the duties.

Justin Fields earned his first win after taking over for Dalton but he had a tough debut in his relief. Not all of it can be given to Fields as some costly penalties and a dropped pass in the end zone deflated his afternoon. The Browns were already without Odell Becham Jr as he is nursing an injury but news got worse as Jarvis Landry has a sprained MCL and is now week to week. Good news for the Browns is they are at home so it gives them a little advantage but the Bears at +7.5 is a little steep.

  • Free Prediction: Bears +7.5

Bears vs Browns Prediction: Money Line

Both of these teams looked strong last weekend and both had their moments of dominance in week two. The Browns feature a very good offensive line that should create a healthy set of running holes for Chubb on the day but that Bears front line is pretty strong. The Bears defense finally came to life against the Bengals and that was a sight for the Chicago faithful.

Kahlil Mack made an appearance and was pretty disruptive. The defense forced four turnovers and one that included a return for a touchdown. The Browns also feature a strong defensive end and depending on who gets the nod the Bears are going to have to give them time to make plays.

  • Free Prediction: Bears

Bears vs Browns Prediction: Total

Early in the season it’s hard to predict these kinds of calls. The Bears were superb against the Bengals on the defensive end and while it was the Bengals they did a great job at getting pressure and forcing turnovers. The Browns also feature a strong defense and edge rush and with the Bears potentially going to Fields on the road I would expect this to be a low scoring affair.

The Bears struggle to put up points on the offensive end as is. The Browns are facing a whirl of injuries to the wideouts and this is something the Bears should be able to contain. Just keeping Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in check will be the challenge but it’s safe to assume this score is low.

  • Free Prediction: Under 47.5

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Prop Predictions

Nick Chubb should be set up for a very busy afternoon. The Browns have a very good offensive line and the Bears have not been that great in the early going despite showing life on the defensive end.

Nick Chubb could realistically go over the 100 yard mark with multiple touchdowns in this game but that could be the only place the Browns get production from.

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