Chicago Bears Betting Guide

Odds, Schedule And Predictions

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The Chicago Bears (4-7) are home underdogs in their Week 13 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals (9-2). The Cardinals, who are coming off a bye week, may return star players Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins– two players that could influence the line moving forward. Justin Fields should return to the lineup after sitting their Thanksgiving Day win with a rib injury, though Matt Nagy has said that the team will be “careful” with the young quarterback. This game has an over/under of points.

This page serves as a one-stop shop for Chicago Bears odds and betting for the 2021 NFL season. You’ll find weekly previews, the best odds at US sportsbooks, and the latest Bears betting news.

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Chicago Bears futures odds

Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures.

Bears Super Bowl odds

The Chicago Bears have a 1% chance to make the playoffs, per FiveThirtyEight, and therefore have +50000 longshot odds to win Super Bowl LVI.

Compare this line with all 2022 Super Bowl odds

Other futures markets 2021

 Current OddsPreseason Odds
Bears odds to win Super Bowl LVI+60000+8000
Bears odds to win NFC+39000+3500
Bears odds to win NFC North+11000+550
Bears odds to make playoffs+650+210
Chicago Bears win total6.5 (+110)7.5 (+100)

Bears prop bets

Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. David Montgomery came into his own toward the end of the season and proved to be a fruitful option with prop betting. For example, Montgomery’s projected rushing total against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12 of the 2020 season was 55.5 yards. That game, he went off for 103 rushing yards and those who bet over his rushing total would have cashed out.

Search below for Chicago Bears team or player props currently being offered at sportsbooks. You can also look around at other teams and players using this tool. Happy shopping!

Chicago Bears 2021 schedule and betting odds

Week DateOpponentKickoff Time
Week 1Sunday, Sept. 12at Los Angeles Rams8:20 p.m. ET
Week 2Sunday, Sept. 19vs Cincinnati Bengals1:00 p.m. ET
Week 3Sunday, Sept. 26at Cleveland Browns1:00 p.m. ET
Week 4Sunday, Oct. 3vs Detroit Lions1:00 p.m. ET
Week 5Sunday, Oct. 10at Las Vegas Raiders4:05 p.m. ET
Week 6Sunday, Oct. 17vs Green Bay Packers1:00 p.m. ET
Week 7Sunday, Oct. 24at Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:25 p.m. ET
Week 8Sunday, Oct. 31vs San Francisco 49ers1:00 p.m. ET
Week 9Monday, Nov. 8at Pittsburgh Steelers8:15 p.m. ET
Week 10Sunday, Nov. 14BYEN/A
Week 11Sunday, Nov. 21vs Baltimore Ravens1:00 p.m. ET
Week 12Thursday, Nov. 25at Detroit Lions12:30 p.m. ET
Week 13Sunday, Dec. 5vs Arizona Cardinals1:00 p.m. ET
Week 14Sunday, Dec. 12at Green Bay Packers8:20 p.m. ET
Week 15Monday, Dec. 20vs Minnesota Vikings8:15 p.m. ET
Week 16Sunday, Dec. 26at Seattle Seahawks4:05 p.m. ET
Week 17Sunday, Jan. 2vs New York Giants1:00 p.m. ET
Week 18Sunday, Jan. 9at Minnesota Vikings1:00 p.m. ET

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How to bet on the Chicago Bears

Moneyline

The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:

  • Bears -185
  • Panthers +310

The Bears are considered heavy favorites in this matchup (indicated by -185), requiring a $185 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Panthers are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $410 total for a $100 bet ($310 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.

Point spread

Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:

  • Bears -2.5 (-110)
  • Vikings +2.5 (-110)

In this example, Chicago is favored by 2.5 points, indicated by “-2.5.” If the Bears win the game 23-20, the Bears (-2.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Vikings keep the game within three and lose 23-21, the Vikings (+2.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.

Point total (over/under)

The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Bears’ projected point total in their Week 2 matchup with the New York Giants was just 39.5 points. The Bears won that matchup 17-13, resulting in 30 total points. Those who bet under the point total could have cashed out.

The Bears fielded another still defense in 2020 and their offense was marred by quarterback controversy. Because of this, Chicago’s games usually had low point totals, ranging anywhere from 40 to 45 points and not usually more. Barring the Bears landing a big playmaker at quarterback, their point totals will continue to be low moving into 2021.

In-play and live betting

Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Bears (-225) were heavily favored against the Jaguars (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Bears to win would win just $4.44.

However, say the Bears fell to a big 21-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Jaguars, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Bears to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Chicago (+130) at halftime and the Bears pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).

This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Jaguars(+190) in that game, but Chicago jumps out to a 13-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Chicago (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.

Parlays and teasers

You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.

Bears 2020 recap

Record: 8-8

Record ATS: 8-8

Over/under record: 8-8

It was maybe the most exciting route to an 8-8 record for the 2020 Bears, who began the season red hot, then went on a six game losing streak. They won three of their last four and squeaked into the seventh seed in the NFC Playoffs. Through Week 13, the Bears failed to score more than 30 points, but averaged 31.5 points per game down their last four weeks. The indecisiveness between Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky led to the offense that was truly hard to watch.

The rest of the Bears’ metrics were as middle-of-the-road as it gets; they were the only team in the NFL to post a 0.500 record across their regular season, against the spread, and against the point total. Betting on the Bears week-to-week proved to be difficult in 2020.

Bears 2021 offseason moves

Trades: None

Re-signings: WR Allen Robinson (franchise tag), OL Germain Ifedi (one year, $5 million), S Deon Bush (one year, $1.5 million), S Tasahun Gipson (one year, $1.8 million)

Free agent losses: QB Mitchell Trubisky (to Bills), CB Kyle Fuller (to Broncos), T Charles Leno Jr. (to Washington)

Free agent signings: QB Andy Dalton (one year, $10 million), WR Damiere Byrd (one year, $1.1 million), T Elijah Wilkinson (one year, $1.3 million)

Draft picks: QB Justin Fields, OT Teven Jenkins, RB Khalil Herbert, WR Dazz Newsome

Where can I bet on sports in Illinois?

Illinois sports betting was one of the first in the nation, and there many options to get a bet down on the Chicago Bears or any other NFL team. Here’s a list of legal sportsbook options in Illinois: