Arizona Cardinals vs Chicago Bears Odds

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Neither of these clubs will be considered seriously for Super Bowl futures in 2019, but the Chicago Bears have one of the most exciting defenses in the NFL after trading for Khalil Mack and signing him to a massive contract. The Bears nearly started 2018 with a 2-0 record, losing to an Aaron Rodgers miracle in week one before trouncing the Seahawks on Monday.

Arizona’s competing with the Buffalo Bills for the title of worst team in the NFL. The Cardinals looked utterly helpless against the division rival Los Angeles Rams, embarrassed in a 34-point shutout. They weren’t much better in week one against Washington, losing by a 24-6 margin.

Khalil Mack - Chicago Bears

Chicago’s beginning to recapture the type of defense which defines the history of the franchise, relentlessly hunting quarterbacks while deploying a suffocating secondary. Arizona doesn’t seem to do anything well, giving up 400 yards or more in two straight games and averaging three PPG.

Defense travels well, so expect Chicago to beat a 5.5 spread, which doesn’t carry too much risk. However, if the spread rises to 6.0 or above, you may wish to consider the moneyline instead. The Bears are listed as -245 favorites for a straight up win, while the Cardinals have a +200 line as underdogs at home. Since Arizona’s playing so poorly, a return of +200 isn’t worth the risk, making Chicago’s moneyline more desirable.

Cardinals vs Bears Betting Tips

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    Cardinals beat Bears 48-23 during last meeting in September 2015.

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    Chicago 3-2 in last five, 6-4 in last ten versus Cardinals.

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    Arizona hasn't won at home versus Chicago since October 1998.

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    Bears Khalil Mack likely to terrorize Cardinals o-line and quarterback.

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    Chicago offense shows gains, including 2 TDs in week two by QB Trubisky.

Cardinals vs Bears Head-to-Head Record

The Cardinals routed the Bears mercilessly the last time they met in 2015, with Carson Palmer throwing four TDs in a 48-23 whupping at Solider Field. Fortunes have been reversed since then, with the Bears building a winner from the ground up with an excellent defense and a young pivot with potential. Meanwhile, the tenure of new head coach Steve Wilks has begun with two disastrous losses and a lackluster Sam Bradford.

These teams don't meet very often, but Chicago has won two in a row in Arizona along with four of the last six meetings. More important, Arizona’s looked absolutely awful to start the season. The Bears defense will be front and center in delivering a two-game winning streak to football fans in Chicago.