Best Bears Betting Lines 2023
After finishing 6-11 last season, the Chicago Bears could use plenty of help heading into the 2022 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, they lack the draft capital necessary to address their various needs.
Chicago traded away a pair of selections, including what turned into the No. 7 overall pick, to the New York Giants last April when they moved up to take quarterback Justin Fields.
Fields struggled in his rookie campaign, throwing just seven touchdown passes and leading the team to a 2-8 record in 10 starts. He also dealt with multiple injuries and had minimal help around him, including a lame duck head coach in Matt Nagy.
With Chicago now operating under a new regime, can Fields and Co. turn things around in 2022?
Note: These Bears futures bet odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook and are current as of Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 4:30 p.m. ET. You can find more odds at these US betting sites. But be careful, as many of these NFL futures odds might shift as we get closer to the 2022 NFL season.
Bears Futures Betting Odds
- Win Total: Over 6 (+105) / Under 6 (-125)
- Make Playoffs: Yes (+360) / No (-480)
- Win NFC North (+1300)
- Win NFC Championship (+7500)
- Win Super Bowl 57 (+15000)
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Bears Super Bowl 57 Odds
Bears To Win Super Bowl (+15000)
Even if Justin Fields makes a significant leap in Year 2, the rest of the roster isn’t ready to pull its weight.
This is the longest of longshots.
Bears NFC Championship Odds
Bears To Win NFC Championship (+7500)
The NFC may be the less competitive conference, but this would require some type of turnaround.
Bears NFC North Winner Odds
Bears To Win NFC North Championship (+1300)
The rival Packers have won the NFC North three straight years and are favored to do so again. Aaron Rodgers owns this division and realistically, the Vikings are more of a threat to Green Bay than the Bears are.
Bears Make Playoffs Odds
Bears To Miss Playoffs (-480)
There isn’t any real value in locking up your money at this number, but this seems like a sure thing.
Bears Win Total Bets 2023
Bears: UNDER 6 Wins (-125)
This team has way too many holes to fill and not enough cap space or draft picks to do so. The old regime didn’t do Matt Eberflus any favors, as he’ll have to coach up a roster in the midst of a full-on rebuild.
Chicago will probably make this interesting, as they’ve got nine home games and winnable contests against the Giants, Jets, and Texans, in addition to their two games with the Lions, but I’m still going with the Under as our NFL Pick of the Day.
Bears Prop Bets 2023
Bears: Worst Regular Season Record (+600)
This roster is a train wreck and the bright spots are few and far between.
Fields will have to rely heavily on Darnell Mooney, as the receiving options behind him are slim to none. David Montgomery should see a huge share of carries again, but he’ll also see some very heavily stacked boxes.
The defense could be alright, but star linebacker Roquan Smith asked for a trade in the offseason. Once the losing begins, it’ll be tough to keep him and others happy.
With games against a bunch of the other candidates for this “award", Chicago may end up with some key tiebreakers in the race for the top pick if they lose the right games.
How to Bet Bears Moneylines
Given the state of this team, betting on Bears moneylines may not be your best bet. However, given that Chicago will likely be an underdog in most of their games this season, Bears moneylines could be rather profitable if you can find the right time to invest.
NFL moneyline wagers simply involve betting on a team to win or lose a specific game. Since not all matchups are created equal, the odds will vary based on each team’s implied probability of winning the game. Underdogs are represented by a plus sign (+250), while favorites are represented by a minus sign (-250).
When you’re betting on the underdog to win, the potential for a bigger return on your investment is there since it is less likely to happen. Say the Bears are (+300) underdogs against the Vikings but pull off the upset, then you would get paid $30 on a $10 wager.
While those kinds of profits are attractive, be sure to bet Bears moneylines sparingly during the season, as they aren’t going to win many games.
- 2021 Bears Moneyline Record: 6-11
How to Bet Bears Spreads
Bears spreads will likely provide a much more profitable way to back Chicago this season, as they offer two evenly priced options, regardless of the talent disparity between the Bears and their opponent.
The spread, which is given a value by oddsmakers, is essentially the number of points expected to separate the two teams at the end of the game. If the Bears are 3-point underdogs against the Lions, the spread for that game will look something like this: Lions -3 (-110) vs Bears +3 (-110).
In this scenario, Chicago would have to win or lose by less than three points to cover the spread. If they were to lose by exactly a field goal, your wager would push. If they lose by four points or more, your bet would lose.
The Bears weren’t a very good team against the spread in 2021, but there’s hope they could stay more competitive in games if Fields stays healthy.
- 2021 Bears Against the Spread Record: 6-11
How to Bet Bears Over/Unders
Another fun way to get action on Chicago’s season is by betting the Over or Under on the total amount of points scored in a given game. Last year, the Bears were an Under team as the offense struggled and the defense was respectable.
That does look to be the case again this season, although that doesn’t mean you should automatically bet Bears Unders for every game. It is likely that many Chicago totals will sit in the low to mid 40s, so you’ll have to make your decision on each particular matchup and the opposition.
- 2021 Bears Over/Under Record: 7-10