Check Out Online NFL Wagering Lines for Bears-Cards GamePosted by: Anthony Yaylor
The weekend’s preseason online NFL wagering action will give NFL sportsbook fans more than enough reason to hit up some NFL betting lines. With more games to choose from than one could manage, this weekend’s preseason action is the perfect basis to get excited about this year’s upcoming season.
We’ve already broken down a good portion of Week 2’s online NFL wagering, preseason action. So, let’s take a look at yet another one of this weekend’s matchups. Particularly, the contest pitting the Chicago Bears against the Arizona Cardinals. Let’s take a look at what NFL sportsbooks have to say about this given contest.
Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals – Saturday, August 19th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Wagering Odds:
Chicago Bears +3 (-115) 40 ½ (-110)
Arizona Cardinals -3 (-105) 40 ½ (-110)
The Bears have missed out on the playoffs for the last 5 years and where miles away from making the postseason last year. Chicago finished 2016 with a 3-13 record which was a drop from the measly 6-10 record had posted the year before. However, the team made a slight improvement at the end of the season by simply letting Jay Cutler go.
This upcoming season will mark John Fox’s 2nd season at the helm and it’s an understatement to say that Fox is looking for better results this time around. Luckily enough for Fox, it’s not that hard to beat a 3-13 record.
To help fill the void at the quarterback position, the organization decided to pick Mitchell Trubisky, quarterback out of North Carolina, second overall in this year’s draft. The reception from the Bears’ fan base was devastating to say the least, and it’s clear that they felt robbed of having such a high draft pick and wasting it on someone as uncertain as Trubisky.
The Cardinals went from competing in the NFC Championship game to posting a 7-8-1 record in 2016. That record ranked Arizona second overall in the NFC West, but the Cards will not be settling for 2nd this upcoming year.
Arguably the biggest area that Arizona needs to improve in is offense. Their running game, heralded by David and Chris Johnson, is one of the best in the NFC. However, Carson Palmer isn’t always going to get you that 4th quarter comeback.
Last season, Palmer finished the year with 26 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, and a meager 87.2 passer rating. If Palmer can find better consistency, and find the end zone with more frequency, the Cardinals will certainly be competitors in the division.
Barring breakout seasons from the Rams and 49ers, the Seahawks will be at the top of the Cardinals kill list. Seattle was plagued all season long by offensive issues in 2016 and it doesn’t seem like NFL betting sites are expecting a turnaround this season. If Arizona can get their offense together, the West will be theirs for the taking.