Free Week 17 Prediction: Giants vs. Bears NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 17
(4-11) New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears (5-10)
Date: Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
NFL Week 17 ATS Betting Lines: Bears -6 (Bet Now!)
NFL Week 17 Moneyline Odds: Giants +225| Bears -275
NFL Week 17 NFL Betting Total: 37
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The Giants are in a rough spot in the week 17 matchup with Chicago. A win would knock them out of the current #5 spot for next year’s draft rankings, but they also own the Bears’ first round pick which would improve from the current #8 position. Basically New York is in a can’t win – and can’t lose situation.
The Bears persevered last week in the snow in Seattle, beating the Seahawks 25-24 with 3rd stringer Nick Foles taking the snaps at QB. Does Chicago stick with Foles as coach Matt Nagy makes one last gasp effort to save his job, or do they go with rookie Justin Fields for more development.
New York Giants
The Giants have lost four in a row, and the only thing they’re worrying about now is improving draft stock. New York could climb legitimately up to #3 depending on how Houston and the Jets fare over their last two weeks of the season. NYG closes with a home game against Washington next week.
New York battled injuries for most of the season, and have shut QB Daniel Jones down for the season with a neck injury. Former Bear Mike Glennon and rookie Jake Fromm have split snaps the last two games with neither having much success.
Saquon Barkley has been active recently but with very little effectiveness. Barkley hasn’t ran for more than 65 yards in the past six games since returning from injury, and with the Giants having no threat of passing the Bears can stack the box against the run.
Foles looked good last week for Chicago, engineering a late scoring drive that ended with a 15-yard TD pass to Jimmy Graham with 1:01 left. The two point conversion was good as the Bears got the 25-24 win in Seattle.
Foles went 24/35 for 250 yards and a TD, even in the snow and also while taking his first game snaps of the season. The big question for Chicago is if they go with the veteran, or if Fields (if healthy) gets the last couple weeks to continue his development?
There’s likely going to be a regime change in Chicago this offseason, so if Fields does go it will be for nothing more than getting more accustomed to the NFL game since he’ll have to learn a new offense again soon. Plus Fields is not healthy battling rib and ankle injuries.
Regardless of how their offense performs, Chicago’s defense can still set the tone in this matchup. They held Russell Wilson to just 181 yards passing (albeit in the snow) and the week before limited Minnesota to just 193 total yards.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Giants are 6-2 ATS last 8 games in January
- Giants are 2-5 ATS last 7 vs. NFC
- Giants are 0-4 ATS last 4 overall
- Bears are 5-12 ATS last 17 as a favorite
- Bears are 1-5 ATS last 6 overall
- Bears are 0-5 ATS last 5 home games
4* Free Week 17 NFL Betting Prediction: Bears -6
This isn’t really a play on the Bears, but just an indicator of how bad the Giants have been not only this season but especially as of late. New York has lost by 11, 16, 15, and 24 points the last four games and are just ready to have this season over with.
The Bears look pretty good with Foles under center and there are reports that he is who Nagy wanted to run the offense all season long although that should be taken with a grain of salt.
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