Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks Odds, Betting Lines & Predictions

Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks Odds, Betting Lines & Predictions

Bears vs Seahawks NFL preseason odds

Aug 13, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) drops back to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are 3.5-point home favorites over the Chicago Bears in an NFL preseason game scheduled for Thursday, August 18
Chicago beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the club’s preseason opener, while Seattle lost at Pittsburgh
Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock will miss this Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks game after testing positive for COVID-19

The Chicago Bears (1-0) know that Justin Fields will be their starting quarterback for the 2022 NFL season, but just when Drew Lock was looking to have the QB1 position locked up for the Seattle Seahawks (0-1) fate dealt him a cruel hand.

Lock will be missing in action for Seattle’s first home preseason game after testing positive for COVID-19. That’s going to give veteran Geno Smith every chance to state his case to be named Seattle’s starting QB.

Even without Lock, oddsmakers are still setting the Seahawks as 3.5-point home favorites in their preseason clash with the Bears. Home and road teams split the straight-up outcomes 8-8 during the opening week of NFL preseason play.

Bears vs Seahawks NFL Preseason Odds

Team
Spread
Total
Moneyline
Chicago Bears
+3.5 (-110)
O 39 (-110)
+150
Seattle Seahawks
-3.5 (-110)
U 39 (-110)
-175

Odds as of August 17 at Caesars Sportsbook. See the available Caesars Sportsbook promo code for the NFL here

 

 

The kickoff for this game at Lumen Field is set for 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 18. The weather forecast is predicting clouds, 8 mph wind and a temperature of 73 degrees. The broadcast of the game can be seen on ESPN.

Bears vs Seahawks Betting Trends

At odds of -175, the Seahawks are offering an implied probability of victory of 63.64% in the NFL betting line. A successful $10 wager on Baltimore would deliver a payout of $15.70.

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Abe Lucas handled business in his first @NFL game ? pic.twitter.com/JUBsNArdUH

— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 16, 2022

In the NFL public betting trends, it’s the Bears that the public is backing in point spread bets at 61%, but the handle is leaning toward the Seahawks to the tune of 65%. On moneyline wagering, the public is backing Seattle with 81% of bets and 54% of the handle. The public is also divided on the total of 39 points, The over is garnering 78% of the handle, while 56% of bets are supporting the under in their Bears vs Seahawks picks.

In NFL future bets, the Bears are +12500 in the Super Bowl odds, while Seattle is +14000.

Seattle QB Lock In Lockdown

Surprisingly, despite Lock’s impressive showing in the opening preseason loss to the Steelers (11-of-15, 102 yards, 2 TDs) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was insisting that Smith was still holding the edge for the QB1 position in Seattle. How will Lock’s COVID-19-induced absence on Thursday hamper his bid for the role?

Drew Lock was QB1 for 21 minutes. pic.twitter.com/lV3bGB8NtO

— Missouri Sports Podcast (@MizzouSportsPod) August 17, 2022

Lock was taking all the first-team reps in practice on Tuesday prior to learning of his positive COVID-19 test. Now he must follow CDC guidelines and isolate for five days.

Originally, Carroll’s plan was to start Lock against the Bears. The Seahawks were also revealing that rookie running back Kenneth Walker III will be missing for the entire preseason. Their second-round draft pick out of Michigan State is suffering from a hernia.

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Chicago Taking It Easy On Starters

With a short turnaround from Saturday’s 19-14 win against the Chiefs, Bears head coach Matt Eberflus is indicating that he’ll dial back the participation of his first-team players against the Seahawks.

At the most, they’ll play between 6-10 snaps. Last week, the majority of Chicago starters logged at least 18 plays from scrimmage.

#Bears coach Matt Eberflus said LB Roquan Smith, who is still seeking a new contract and has asked to be traded, will travel to Seattle for their preseason game. He won’t play. Eberflus described him as “engaged.”

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 16, 2022

Look for running back David Montgomery and tight end Cole Kmet to make their preseason debuts. Both sat out the Chiefs game due to minor ailments.

Bears linebacker Roquan Smith will make the trip to Seattle but won’t be playing. He’s in the midst of a contract dispute with the club and is requesting a trade.

Bears vs Seahawks Prediction

Whether it’s regular season or preseason, the Bears and Seahawks rarely play each other. Overall in real games, they’ve met 19 times. Seattle has won 11 of those games but Chicago has won the last two meetings.

The Bears were 25-24 winners at Seattle in Week 16 of the 2021 season. They also won 24-17 at home in Week 2 of the 2018 campaign.

Eberflus confirms that #Bears top pick Kyler Gordon, a cornerback from Washington, will make his preseason debut Thursday night in Seattle.

— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) August 16, 2022

Eberflus won his NFL preseason debut at home last week. Carroll is 16-8 SU in NFL preseason play.

Chicago is 3-7 against the spread over the club’s past 10 road games. In preseason action, the Bears are 3-3 SU and 3-2-1 ATS over their past six road games.

Seattle is 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS over the last six home preseason games.

Pick: Seattle Seahawks -3.5 (-110)

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An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.

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