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Chicago Bears NFL Betting Preview: Odds, Picks & Best Bet (2022)

by July 29, 2022
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The summer is here, and the start of the NFL season will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start digging into NFL futures, both for team futures and player futures. NFL futures can be great ways to profit during the upcoming season. We’ll have you covered throughout the offseason with updated news and odds for all futures and Week 1 odds. Let’s take a look at updated 2022 NFL team win totals and futures odds.

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Chicago Bears Super Bowl Odds (+15000)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
+12500
+10000
+15000
+10000
+12500
+12500
+12500
+12500
+12500
+10000

 

If you like setting your money on fire, this is the bet for you. Last season, QB Justin Fields went 2-8 as a starter with a 58% completion percentage. While I am still bullish on Fields long-term, the prospects for a leap this season are hindered by the Bears’ woefully bad offensive line, middling talent at the skill positions and the learning curve of a new offensive system. This team is years away from contention. Even if Justin Fields takes the next step, there are still far too many obstacles to overcome for a Super Bowl run.

Chicago Bears Conference Winner Odds (+6500)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
+5000
+4000
+6500
+5500
+6000
+6000
+5000
+5000
+5000
+4000

 

Second verse, same as the first. The Bears’ offensive line projects to be one of the worst in the league again this season after allowing a league-leading 58 sacks in 2021. The signing of C Lucas Patrick from the division rival Packers and spending some day-two draft capital on linemen is not going to be enough to move the needle for this maligned O-line. The advanced stats for Fields emphasize just how bad they were last season. Fields was fifth in pressures per dropback amongst quarterbacks with at least eight games played last season. He was bottom five in on-target throws per pass attempt and second to only Zach Wilson in poor throws per pass attempt, according to Pro Football Reference. Stay away from this one.

Chicago Bears Division Winner Odds (+1400)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
+1000
+1000
+1400
+950
+1100
+1000
+1300
+1300
+1300
+1000

 

Still need more reasons to fade the Bears? WR Allen Robinson is now on the Rams, leaving a receiving unit that was 31st in YAC (Yards After the Catch) and 29th in TD receptions. Incoming free agents Equanimeous St. Brown and Byron Pringle headline a very quiet free agent period for the Bears. Trading a seventh-rounder to New England for WR N’Keal Harry, who managed only 184 yards in 12 games last season, does little to move the needle either.  The bottom line is this offense was really bad last season and due to a lack of draft capital and free agent spending, it projects to be even worse in 2022. Oh, and did I mention they also traded Khalil Mack this offseason? 

DraftKings has the division odds for Chicago as high as +1400.  While these odds may begin to look enticing, we are still talking about a franchise behind the LIONS in terms of fielding a contending team any time soon.

Chicago Bears Win Total: 06.5 (+125) / u6.5 (-140)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
OVER
o6.5
+115
o6.5
+120
o6.5
+125
o6.5
+120
o6.5
+120
o6.5
+120
o6.5
+115
o6.5
+115
o6.5
+115
o6.5
+120
UNDER
u6.5
-140
u6.5
-145
u6.5
-150
u6.5
-140
u6.5
-145
u6.5
-140
u6.5
-141
u6.5
-141
u6.5
-141
u6.5
-145

 

The Bears face the AFC North and the NFC East divisions in 2022 with the 49ers and Texans sprinkled in. Even if we give the Bears two division wins, which I think is a stretch given what the Lions did to improve this offseason, they still need five more wins to hit over 6.5. I just don’t see it despite the Texans, Falcons and Jets being on their schedule. This team went 6-11 in 2021 and got worse personnel-wise. Slam the under until that line moves to sub-five.

Chicago Bears to Make the Playoffs: Yes (+410) / No (-440)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
YES
+400
+350
+400
+410
+350
+340
+400
+400
+400
+350
NO
-560
-450
-550
-600
-500
-440
-560
-560
-560
-450

 

BettingPros consensus odds have the Bears NO on playoffs at -500. That is too little of a return for the amount you would have to wager. I suggest hitting the under 6.5 wins if you are wanting to fade Chicago. Now, weird things tend to happen in the first couple of weeks of the regular season. If the Bears manage to beat the 49ers at home week one, you could see those odds move significantly. That is when you might look to hit their not-to-make-the-playoffs odds.

Favorite Chicago Bears Futures Bet

Fields rushed for 420 yards last season in only 10 games started (12 played). BettingPros Consensus has over 525 yards at -115 and you can find it as low as 499.5 in some locations. I like Fields to hit the over with a full season of games started and a new offensive scheme better tailored towards his running talents.

However, the best bet in the entire NFC North division is the Chicago Bears under 6.5 wins (-140). The deck is stacked against Justin Fields in 2022 and come draft night 2023 we could be hearing “with the first pick in the 2023 NFL draft the Chicago Bears select…”

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