Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears - 8/24/19 NFL Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Indianapolis Colts: -3 (-120) / Chicago Bears: 3 (+100)
The Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts meet in week 3 NFL preseason action from Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night.
The Chicago Bears will be in the hunt for their first win of the preseason after falling to 0-2 with a 32-13 loss to the New York Giants in their last outing. Chase Daniel went 12 of 18 for 103 yards while Ryan Nail put up a team-high 23 yards on the ground and Kerrith Whyte Jr. had a rushing touchdown. Javon Wims had a team-high 5 receptions for 64 yards while Tanner Gentry had 3 grabs for 31 yards. Ryan Nall had 4 receptions for 21 yards and Riley Ridley added 3 receptions as well. Defensively, Isaiah Irving and James Vaughters each had a sack with Vaughters also adding a forced fumble which he also recovered. Nick Kwiatkoski, Josh Woods and Joel Iyiegbuniwe each had a team-high 5 tackles as well in the defeat.
The Indianapolis Colts will also be looking for their first win after a 21-18 loss to Cleveland last time out to push them to 0-2. Chad Kelly, Phillip Walker and Jacoby Brissett each threw for 100 yards with Kelly going 12 of 17 for 115 yards and a touchdown while Brissett had 100 yards and a touchdown. Ace’Cedric Ware had 7 carries for 24 yards while Deon Cain had a team-high 7 receptions for 80 yards. Eric Ebron and Ross Travis each added a touchdown reception as well in the losing effort for the Colts. Defensively, Caraun Reid and Kemoko Turay each had a sack while Khari Willis had a team-high 4 tackles.
Chicago is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games on turf. Indianapolis is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games on turf while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Indianapolis laying points at home makes sense, but even though the favorite has had success in this matchup, I still think there’s value to be had with Chicago. Preseason is all about depth and I think the Bears have the better depth of the two sides and should be able to pull out a win on the road so I’ll take the free field goal in a game that I see Chicago winning outright.