Chicago Bears NFL Predictions: 2019 Season Betting Odds and Preview

Payton Matthews | Updated Sep 03, 2019

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If you bet on the Chicago Bears each week of the 2018 regular season, you made some serious money as Chicago was an NFL-best 12-4 against the spread.

The Chicago Bears returned to their Monsters of the Midway form for the first time in years last season. After missing the post-season for seven straight years, there was a new vibe around the team in 2018 under first-year head coach Matt Nagy, who would win NFL Coach of the Year honours. He completely overhauled the offence, and big trade addition Khalil Mack changed the defence. The result: a 12-4 regular-season record and the Bears’ first division title and playoff berth since 2010.

Alas, their woes at placekicker showed up again in the Wild-Card round loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. Just don’t mention the term “double-doink” to a Bears fan ever again or risk his or her wrath.

Chicago Bears Acquisitions and Transactions

The Bears were pretty quiet this off-season because they were snug up against the salary cap after trading two first-round picks to Oakland for Mack on the eve of last season and the making him the highest-paid defensive player in league history. Chicago’s first draft pick this year wasn’t until the third round – that was running back David Montgomery. Expect him to be a big factor from the start as the team dealt away former starting tailback Jordan Howard to the Eagles.

The biggest transaction involving the Bears this off-season was losing defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as he became Denver’s head coach. Former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano takes over at DC.

Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Schedule 

Finishing in first place also brings a first-place schedule as Chicago is tied for the fifth-toughest schedule in the league with its opponents combining for a .520 winning percentage last year. The home slate looks like one of the NFL’s most challenging. A strong start before the bye is critical. All times ET.

Week 1 (Sept. 5): vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Week 2 (Sept. 15): at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. (Fox)

Week 3 (Sept. 23): at Washington Redskins, 8:15 p.m.  (ESPN)

Week 4 (Sept. 29): vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Week 5 (Oct. 6): vs. Oakland Raiders in London, 1 p.m. (Fox)

Week 6: BYE

Week 7 (Oct. 20): vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. (Fox)

Week 8 (Oct. 27): vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 1 p.m. (Fox)

Week 9 (Nov. 3): at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. (Fox)

Week 10 (Nov. 10): vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Week 11 (Nov. 17): at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Week 12 (Nov. 24): vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. (Fox)

Week 13 (Nov. 28): at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. (Fox)

Week 14 (Dec. 5): vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. (Fox & NFL Network)

Week 15 (Dec. 15): at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. (Fox)

Week 16 (Dec. 22): vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Week 17 (Dec. 29): at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. (Fox)

Chicago Bears NFL Betting and Odds

If you bet on the Bears each week of the 2018 regular season at Sports Interaction, you made some serious money as Chicago was an NFL-best 12-4 against the spread. Remember, not much was expected of this team entering the season so the oddsmakers kept undervaluing this team. It’s obviously not realistic to expect another 12-4 ATS season or probably 12 straight-up wins.

2019-20 NFC North

  • Green Bay -769
  • Minnesota +400

Some defensive regression likely is coming after losing Fangio and forcing a whopping 36 turnovers last year. History has shown that’s not sustainable for any defence one year to the next. Chicago has a win total of 9 for this year, and it is -120 to make the playoffs and -111 to miss. Chicago is +750 to win the NFC title and +1400 to take the second Super Bowl in franchise history.

Super Bowl LIV

  • Chicago Bears +20000

Chicago Bears Prediction

Nagy’s group certainly won’t sneak up on anyone this year, and the loss of Fangio can’t be overstated. The Packers and Vikings should both be better in the NFC North, and Chicago has to play the likes of Super Bowl contenders New Orleans, the LA Chargers, LA Rams, Philadelphia, Dallas and Kansas City out of the division. If quarterback Mitchell Trubisky doesn’t improve in Year 3, this team will regress in a big way. Tight end and kicker both look like problem areas. We think the Bears finish 9-7 but do make the playoffs. No conference title or trip to the Super Bowl.