The Chicago Bears opened up the 2020 NFL betting season with three wins in their first four weeks, but most people were downplaying the fast start. After all, those three wins came against three teams who had combined for just one victory.
Does a win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers change the way people view the Bears? So far, it doesn’t look like it. The Bears are still listed as the 16th-favorite to win the Super Bowl. They are behind the Buccaneers, who they just beat, and the Dallas Cowboys, who are 1-3. Even the Tennessee Titans are ahead of the Bears and they might have to forfeit games due to breaking COVID-19 protocols.
Super Bowl odds via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Bears Super Bowl Odds
|Kansas City Chiefs||+350|
|Green Bay Packers||+1000|
|New Orleans Saints||+1100|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+1600|
|Los Angeles Rams||+2200|
|San Francisco 49ers||+2500|
|New England Patriots||+2800|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+8000|
Is It Smart To Bet The Chicago Bears To Win The Super Bowl?
If picking Super Bowl futures was easy, I’d be sitting on a pile of cash right now. But alas, it’s not. Despite the 4-1 start to 2020, Chicago’s odds have not changed dramatically from the start of the season to now. They opened as +5000 to win the Super Bowl and they are only at +4000 now.
They’ll have a long layoff until Week 6 with the Carolina Panthers on the schedule. Although Matt Rhule has that team playing better than anyone expected, that is a winnable game for Chicago. We expect to see the Bears’ Super Bowl odds take another slight shift after that game, but the real fun starts in Week 7.
They have five consecutive games against the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers. We’ll have a much better idea of where the Bears really stand after those five games.
With that said, the Bears are looking like a safe bet to make the playoffs, barring a complete collapse in the second half of the season. It’s important to remember that seven teams make the playoffs in each conference this year so even if the Packers run away with the decision, the Bears have the inside track at making the playoffs over other NFC teams.
Once they make the playoffs, anything can happen. Chicago’s defense, which is led by the beast Khalil Mack, is capable of disrupting any offense in the NFL. That staunch defense can keep games close enough for the offense to make its move in the second half of games. They are sixth in scoring defense and eighth in total defense.
Khalil Mack sacks Tom Brady and that’s not the most impressive part. Ragdolls Tristan Wirfs like it’s nothing pic.twitter.com/nvqdlkICT7
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) October 9, 2020
And we all know that if the defense can keep it close, Nick Foles can handle the rest. The former Super Bowl MVP hasn’t found his rhythm yet in a Bears uniform, but he knows what it takes to get it done under the bright lights in the playoffs.
No one is going to call the Bears favorites to win the Super Bowl anytime soon, but you might not get a chance to take the Bears at these Super Bowl odds. It’s worth sprinkling a little bit of money on Chicago right now and hope that Foles has a little more playoff magic in the tank.
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