Bet on the Bears

December 1st, 2010 NFL Football

Bet on the Bears in 2009 and you are likely to have your emotions go up and down like a rollercoaster.

The Bears have a strong armed quarterback in Jay Cutler who will make the big play but also throw a lot of interceptions.  That means when you bet on the Chicago Bears you are going to be getting excited a lot, both positively and negatively.

Bet on the Bears in Week 1 against the Packers was the perfect example. The Bears had the game won and a sure cover for those that bet on the Chicago Bears but then lost at the end. Cutler threw four interceptions and frustrated those who bet on the Bears.  Chicago’s defense is also a huge issue for gamblers that bet on the Chicago Bears as they will be without star linebacker Brian Urlacher for the season due to injury.

Making a bet on the Bears is always going to be popular because the Bears are a big name team. They are not New York or Dallas but they get a lot of attention; even more so now with Cutler at quarterback.  What might be more successful when you bet on the Bears is taking their games over the total. With Cutler providing big plays and a defense that looks weak, the Bears might be a good over team in 2009. That means making a bet on the Chicago Bears and taking the over might be worth a look.

Chicago is in a tough division so you can’t always bet on the Bears and expect to win.  Green Bay and Minnesota are very good teams so you must pick and choose your spot when you bet on the Bears.  There are some winnable games for you to bet on the Bears against teams like Detroit, Cincinnati and St. Louis but some tough ones against teams like Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Many that bet on the Bears are going to overreact to the Week 1 loss to the Packers.  The Bears do have some issues but so do most NFL teams.  Chicago is a contender in the NFC North this season and they will win some games for those that bet on the Bears.  The Bears are a longshot to win the Super Bowl at 30-1 so you may have to reconsider if you are going to bet on the Bears to win the big game.

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