Texans vs. Bears Best Bets for Week 3

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Going into Week 3 of the NFL regular season the Houston Texans are coming off a loss to the Denver Broncos, while Houston’s Week 3 opponent  — the Chicago Bears — lost to the Green Bay Packers.

As for the Week 3 odds, the Texans are now +3 (-115) in the spread, with a money line of +128. The over for Houston is 39.5 (-106). For the Bears, they have a -3 (-105) spread as they are the favorites, with a moneyline of -152 and they have the under at 39.5 (-114).

Looking at some of the best bets for this game between Houston and Chicago, one that’s interesting is Houston rookie running back Dameon Pierce with a player rushing yards bet set at O 60.5 yards in the game. In his first two NFL games, Pierce rushed for 69 yards last Sunday on 15 attempts, and in Week 1 he had 11 carries for 33 yards.

This is an interesting prop bet because the Bears do have the worst rush defense in the NFL after the first two games, so there is a real possibility that Pierce could surpass that yardage and have 61 yards or more rushing in Chicago.

Chicago has allowed 379 yards rushing in two games against the 49ers and Packers, and that’s on 75 rushing plays with a 5.0 yards per carry average. So just keep an eye out on this prop bet for Sunday’s game and it is one of the more interesting bets to think about.

Best Texans Bets Week 3

Another bet that’s worth taking a look at is Texans quarterback Davis Mills and his O 169.5 player passing yards, or will it be U 169.5 passing yards against the Bears? Mills in the first two games had 177 yards passing against Denver and 240 yards passing against the Colts. Chicago has allowed 366 yards passing in two weeks, for an average of 183 yards per game. Mills is averaging 208.5 yards passing per game. Again, this is a bet that stands out as Mills is still looking to have his best game yet in 2022.

For Mills to have success, he’ll have to find another wide receiver not named Brandin Cooks for completions. That player should be Nico Collins as he is the WR2 of the team. Collins’ prop bet for receiving yards in the game is O 37.5 or U 37.5, so the over prop bet is intriguing for Week 3.

Thus far in ’22 Collins had a two reception (three target) game against the Colts in Week 1 for 26 yards, and in Week 2 at Denver, Collins collected four receptions (nine targets) for 58 yards. In two games Collins is averaging 42 yards receiving per game, so his average is better than the over 37.5 in the prop bet.

These are just some bets that stand out, so play at your own risk.

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