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Best Bets: Bears, NFL odds for yardage leaders

Preseason odds are out for leading passer, receiver, rusher and more, are any Bears worth betting on?

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Football is almost back and that means games, fantasy football and for some, gambling.

America’s favorite sport is also the favorite among bettors and as sports gambling becomes legalized and normalized. released odds for statistical leaders for the upcoming season in the following categories: passing yards, passer rating, passing touchdowns, interceptions thrown, receiving yards, receptions, receiving touchdowns and rushing yards.

I’m not going to get into all of it, because that’s just too much, you can always look at for all of that.

In the passing categories, the usual suspects have the best (lowest) odds: Matt Ryan and Patrick Mahomes are both 4/1 to lead in passing yards, Mahomes is also the favorite for touchdown passes with 3/1 odds, followed by Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck and Ryan at 6/1. In passer rating Drew Brees is the favorite at 3/2 while Mahomes is right behind at 3/1.

On the negative side, Jameis Winston, Ben Roethlisberger, Kyler Murray, Philip Rivers and Sam Darnold are the favorites to lead in interceptions at 9/1.

For Bears QB Trubisky, his odds are: Passing yards 100/1, touchdowns 40/1 and passer rating 33/1. His odds for being interceptions leader are also 33/1.

The three favorites for being the receiving yards leader are Julio Jones at 6/1 and Michael Thomas and Odell Beckham at 8/1. DeAndre Hopkins is right there at 9/1. Thomas, Jones and Hopkins are also the favorites to lead the league in receptions; Thomas at 9/2, Hopkins and Jones at 6/1.

The favorite for the rushing title is Ezekiel Elliott at 4/1 odds. Saquon Barkley is second at 11/2.

The only Bears with posted odds in receiving or rushing are Allen Robinson, who is 80/1 to be the receiving yards leader and rookie David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen in rushing, who are 40-1 and 100-1, respectively to lead the league in rushing yards.

Is there anyone you’ll be placing a bet on? I think taking a flyer on Trubisky for passer rating leader might be worth it, just because he was pretty efficient last year and should improve.

Outside of Bears players, betting Julio for being the leading receiver is a solid choice, even if the odds aren’t great. Julio Jones has ended up in the top three for receiving yards each of the last four seasons.