The Chicago Bears finished the 2008 campaign with a 9-7 record, finishing in second place behind the Minnesota Vikings, missing the postseason. They were 4-2 against the NFC North and 7-5 against the NFC. The Bears made a bold move this offseason when they traded quarterback Kyle Orton, a first and third round pick in 2009 and a 2010 first-round pick to the Denver Broncos for quarterback Jay Cutler.
The Bears were 6-8-2 against the spread in 2008 which includes a 3-4-1 ATS record at home and away, 4-4-1 as a favorite and 2-4-1 as an underdog. They went under the total 9 out of 16 times. Over the last four years Chicago is 33-31-5 ATS.
Bodog Sports lists the betting odds on the Chicago Bears season win total at 8.5. Since the arrival of Cutler, they are now 37/20 odds to win the NFC North. These odds will probably be adjusted with the news that Brett Favre announced he will not come out of retirement to play for the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to this announcement, the Vikings were 8/5. The Packers were 2/1 and the Detroit Lions were 15/1.
The Greek Sportsbook posted the Chicago Bears as +1215 to win the NFC Conference Championship and +2550 to win Super Bowl XLIV.
The Bears open the season in Green Bay where they will be around 3 point underdogs. Chicago has won 3 of last 4 in Green Bay. The next game does not get any easier when they welcome in the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers and then have to travel to the West Coast to face the Seattle Seahawks. Chicago will be a small dog in both those games.
Chicago will end the season in Detroit where they are 1-3 ATS L4. They do have a tough travel schedule as they will make a trip out West twice this year to Seattle and San Francisco.
A betting trend for sports handicappers show the Bears are 1-8 when favored on Monday Night football. On December 28th, they will host the Vikings in a critical divisional matchup on Monday Night. Check the latest odds in the CappersMall.com sports betting message boards to see if the Bears are favored in this matchup.
|Chicago Bears 2009 NFL Schedule|
|08/15/2009||at Buffalo||11/01/2009||vs Cleveland|
|08/22/2009||vs NY Giants||11/08/2009||vs Arizona|
|08/30/2009||at Denver||11/12/2009||at San Francisco|
|09/03/2009||vs Cleveland||11/22/2009||vs Philadelphia|
|09/13/2009||at Green Bay||11/29/2009||at Minnesota|
|09/20/2009||vs Pittsburgh||12/06/2009||vs St. Louis|
|09/27/2009||at Seattle||12/13/2009||vs Green Bay|
|10/04/2009||vs Detroit||12/20/2009||at Baltimore|
|10/18/2009||at Atlanta||12/28/2009||vs Minnesota|
|10/25/2009||at Cincinnati||01/03/2010||at Detroit|