The four letter network recently took a look at some NFL odds for each team and with gambling now a “thing,” we wanted to share the latest.
ESPN pulled these odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of June 25, and the weekly game spreads came from CG Technology.
Here’s what they have for the Chicago Bears.
O/U wins: 6.5
Super Bowl: 80-1
The Bears haven’t won more than six games in a season since going 8-8 in 2013, but over 6.5 wins in 2018 is a minus-140 favorite. Can new head coach Matt Nagy do what John Fox couldn’t and win when favored? Fans in Chicago hope so, as the team lost outright in seven of its eight games as a favorite during the Fox era.
In case you were wondering, yes, all those odds are the worst among the other NFC North teams. The Minnesota Vikings are the odds on favorite to win the North, and they have the best odds in the division to win the Super Bowl (10-1).
That over/under for win total for Chicago is really intriguing. As much as I can see them flirting with a playoff birth, I could see them being a much improved and competitive team that ends up 6-10. This division is going to be a tough one to come out of.
Let’s check the recent weekly spreads.
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-8.5, 48)
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears (PK)
Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals (-1)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears (-2.5)
Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins (-1.5)
New England Patriots (-5) at Chicago Bears
New York Jets at Chicago Bears (-4.5)
Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills (-1.5)
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (-1)
Minnesota Vikings (-3) at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (-5)
Chicago Bears at New York Giants (-3.5)
Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) at Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers (-3) at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers (-6)
Week 17 is excluded due to high variance caused by potential playoff seeding, QBs sitting out the final week or playing partial games, etc.
The Bears are only favored in three of the games above, so if you’re like me and you think they’ll win more that three games, what other games do you have them winning?