The Chicago Bears are going to play their last home game of the season in Week 17 against the visiting New York Giants. Will the Giants embarrass Chicago at Soldier Field? Or will the Bears score another victory for a post-Christmas present for their fans? Check out our preview below of this game.
Betting Preview for the New York Giants vs Chicago Bears Regular Season Week 17 Game on January 2, 2022
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
When: Sunday, January 2, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the New York Giants (+5.5)
Regular Season Record: 4-11
The Giants lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16 on the road, 34-10. With that, New York has now gone winless in their last four games and in five of their last six. Jake Fromm started for the Giants and had an utterly bad performance, going just 6/17 for 25 passing yards and an interception. He was then benched in the middle of the game for Mike Glennon, who did not fare much better, with 93 passing yards and a touchdown and interception on 17/27 completions. With Daniel Jones still on the injured reserve, the Giants will once again have to choose between Fromm and Glennon for starting duties in Week 17. Meanwhile, running back Saquon Barkley only rushed for 32 yards on 15 carries against Philly. Perhaps, he can have more success against the Bears, who allowed 170 rushing yards to the Seahawks in Week 16.
The under is 7-2-1 in the Giants’ last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Chicago Bears (-5.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-10
Super Bowl champion Nick Foles saved the day for the Bears in Week 16, leading Chicago to a come-from-behind 25-24 victory over the Seahawks. Foles threw for 250 yards and a touchdown on 24/35 completions against in that game, while David Montgomery and Khalil Heberbert each had a rushing touchdown. With that performance, Foles might have just gotten another nod to start in Week 17 against the Giants, regardless of the statuses of Andy Dalton and rookie Justin Fields. But any quarterback for Chicago could likely get the job done against the Giants’ defense that has allowed at least 34 points in two of New York’s last four games and at least 20 in each of its last four. Foles was sacked four times for a loss of 21 yards against Seattle, but he might not take that kind of punishment against the Giants’ lackluster pass rush.
The over is 3-1 in the Bears’ last four games overall.
The Bears win, 24-17.
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