How the mighty have fallen. Two teams that were once continual contenders and always in the mix for the playoffs are struggling in 2020. This upcoming weekend, the Houston Texans will be on the road to take on the Chicago Bears.
Both teams have had their fair share of struggles all season long, and it seems like each week, they continue to come up short. Deshaun Watson is losing precious years, and the Bears have a terrible quarterback situation on their end.
These teams will likely be looking to 2021 sooner rather than later, but let’s break down the matchup and help determine your best bet.
Houston Texans Betting Preview: This Season is a Lost Cause
The year started questionable for this Houston team as soon as it was decided to trade away one of the best receivers in the league in Deandre Hopkins. Granted, they got David Johnson back, and he has been pretty solid all season long.
Will Fuller V has taken the reins as the number one receiver, and with Brandon Cooks, they form a solid duo. But this team has gone from mediocre to worse as the season progresses, and the coaching is just awful.
They lose a ton of close games, and there hasn’t been a week when they have been able to get over the hump. After just giving Watson a massive extension, it’s awful that they are wasting this season away and not getting a chance at the playoffs.
Chicago Bears Betting Preview: A Tale of Two Seasons
Coming off an incredibly disappointing loss to the Lions, Chicago is searching hard to find themselves after a 5-1 start to the year. The Bears are now 5-7 after dropping six straight games, with their latest three losses coming by the rest of their division.
Hope seems to be lost in Chicago, as they have yet to solve any problems on offense. Even after getting a good game from running back David Montgomery, they failed to manage the end of the game lost to Detroit this past weekend.
Their quarterback situation is abysmal, and there currently is no good situation for them the rest of the way forward. The Bears should look forward to the upcoming draft and see what they can get from it.
Texans at Bears Betting Odds and Lines
Coming into this game, MyBookie has the Texans favored at -1.5.
The Bears’ only hope will be in their defense to put enough pressure on Deshaun Watson and hope to contain his receivers. Unless Montgomery has another breakout game, it will be hard-pressed to see Chicago coming out with a victory.
Free Betting Pick
I like the Texans in this matchup. A win here on the road will feel great for their franchise and will serve as a reminder to Chicago on how they passed up on drafting Watson.
Take Houston in this contest.
Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: Houston Texans -1.5