The Chicago Bears are visiting the New York Jets in Week 12 of the 2022-23 NFL Season. The Jets are coming off a lifeless performance against the Patriots, especially on offense, while the Chicago Bears lost a close shootout to the Falcons. This should be an interesting matchup, especially with the uncertainty surrounding both quarterbacks. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!
Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets Betting Odds
The New York Jets are 4.5-point home favorites against the Chicago Bears and are at -205 on the money line. The over/under is also at 39.5. The Jets being favored here makes sense because of how good the defense is and with Justin Fields being questionable to play for the Bears. The over/under also makes sense because of the Jets defense being as good as it has been, Fields being questionable to play, and with how inept the Jets offense has shown they can be. Depending on if Justin Fields plays and if Zach Wilson is benched this line could move around a bit, so keep an eye on that.
Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets Prediction
The Pick: Jets -4.5
The Jets are the better pick here. They took it on the chin with an awful offensive performance last week, but their defense is still the best single unit in this game. Sauce Gardner on the outside and Quinnen Williams on the defensive line are leading the way on that side of the ball. The defense is allowing 19 points and 331 total yards a game on the year. The Bears offense has been playing well, but this should be one of the best defenses the Bears have played all year. On top of that, Justin Fields injured his shoulder at the end of the game last week against the Falcons, and there’s a chance he doesn’t play.
Fields has caught fire recently for the Bears, and has been the main engine behind the Bears offense. They are averaging 22 points and 348 total yards on offense this year. The Bears defense has been struggling all year, and is the worst unit in this game, even over a struggling Jets offense. The Jets are a slightly better pick here, even with the struggles on offense. There’s just not much to like for Chicago on the other side, with the injury to Justin Fields, and the defense seemingly struggling every game.
- Bears are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
- Jets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
Chicago Bears Injuries: QB Justin Fields (Shoulder) Q, RB Khalil Herbert (Hip) O
New York Jets Injuries: RB Michael Carter (Chest) Q, WR Corey Davis (Knee) Q
Check out the key matchups and mismatches for Chicago Bears vs New York Jets below.
James Robinson vs the Bears Front Seven
James Robinson was sent to the Bears before the Trade Deadline from the Jaguars after Breece Hall tore his ACL. He’s been okay for the Jets , but is in line for the bulk of the carries with Michael Carter not being 100%. He has 106 carries, 415 rushing yards, and three rushing touchdowns on the year. Chicago is not great against the run and allows 143 rushing yards a game. Robinson should have a good game because of this defensive matchup, and if he does then the Jets have a very good chance to run away with this game.
Justin Fields vs the Jets Secondary
Justin Fields has been amazing the last few weeks for the Bears. He seems like he’s taken that extra step right in front of us, and should continue to grow this year and the years after. He has 1,642 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, eight interceptions, and he has a 60% completion percentage on the year. He also has 122 carries, 834 rushing yards, and seven rushing touchdowns on the year on the ground. The Jets are decent against the pass and allow 221 passing yards. With Fields’ injury, it will be interesting to see if he can try and take advantage through the air more than running the ball.