The Bears still have Jay Cutler and whenever he throws the ball he is an interception waiting to happen. The NFL betting win total on the Bears is 8 at the SBGGlobal so oddsmakers are not really sure what to expect from Chicago.
NFL betting online numbers are going to be interesting on Chicago since they have a new offensive coordinator in Mike Martz. You remember Martz right? He was the guru who led the Rams offense to a Super Bowl. You might not remember that he failed miserably at San Francisco as offensive coordinator but then again, he had Alex Smith at quarterback. He has Cutler now and the question for gamblers to answer is whether Cutler is any good.
NFC North: The Bears play in a tough division with Minnesota, Green Bay and an improved Detroit team so getting to eight wins is not a given. What they have going for them this year is desperation. It is now or never for head coach Lovie Smith. If the Bears don’t make the playoffs he is gone. Martz could also be on his last legs. He needs to show that he still is the offensive genius that he used to be. And then there is Cutler. The Bears are paying him a ton of money and not getting much in return.
Chicago’s Schedule: The question for you to answer in NFL betting is whether or not the Bears can win eight games. Their schedule does not do them many favors. Yes, they get the Lions twice but Detroit is improved. The Bears have to play teams from the NFC East this season and that is the strongest division in the NFL. They do get games against Seattle, Buffalo and Carolina that they should win but games against the Jets, Miami and New England more than make up for those. To get to eight wins the Bears will have to win at home, something they didn’t do enough of last season. It is a make or break season for Chicago but other than getting a new offensive coordinator they didn’t do much to improve offensively and that may be their downfall in 2010.