The Chicago Bears are one of the teams with high hopes heading in to the 2013-14 NFL season, but it is interesting to see how the people in Las Vegas are feeling about what the team can accomplish this year. While many people believe that the Bears could easily take the NFC North and make a postseason run, Vegas odds don’t seem very certain that the team can even get past a .500 record.
Plenty of people place wagers on the win totals for teams heading in to the year and the fine folks of Bovada.lv have recently updated their odds following the recent moves and news.
Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager of Bovada.lv says:
“NFL Season Win Totals is one of our most popular bets here at Bovada, and as a result, we have had some significant movement based on the amount of money we are taking on certain teams. Arizona, with our second lowest total of 5.5 wins has seen 90% of the action on the over which is the same case for New Orleans, who are only taking over money on their total of 9. The Patriots total, due to the loss of Hernandez and the status of Gronkowski, has dropped from 11.5 to 11 and in turn, the Dolphins who are also getting bet pretty heavily have moved from 7.5 to 8.”
So how does Vegas see the Bears stacking up in the NFL this season? Here are the over/under odds for their 2013 win total:
Over: 8½ (-130)
Under: 8½ (EVEN)
Chicago’s new offense will be a big part of how they perform this season.
If Jay Cutler and company can fully embrace Marc Trestman’s system — which seems like it will be exciting — they could have one of the most potent offenses in the league and soar to double-digit wins.
How many games do you think the Bears will rack up in 2013? Sound off in the comments section and share your predictions.
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