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Online Football Betting Giving Bears a Shot vs. Carolina

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

This past online football betting weekend, the Chicago Bears managed to pull off a 27-24 upset over the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have been struggling all season long and this loss certainly ranks the team in the lower ranks of the league. With this being the Bears’ second win of the season, Chicago still has plenty to proof before players who bet NFL online consider them to be contenders in the NFC North. Luckily for Chicago, they’ll get an opportunity to prove themselves this Sunday when they host the Carolina Panthers. Let’s see what kind of odds sports wagering sites are giving the Bears against an elite team like the Panthers.

Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears – Sunday, October 22nd

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

Online Football Betting Odds:

Carolina Panthers –3 (-125)  40½ (-110)      -165

Chicago Bears +3 (+105)      40½ (-110)      +144

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers make their way into this Week 7 matchup sporting a 4-2 record that ranks the franchise 1st in the NFC South. Carolina is coming off a poor season and it looks like the club isn’t having too hard of a time rebounding and returning to their Super Bowl form. The Panthers are coming off a tough 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that, had they won that game, would’ve pegged Carolina as the frontrunners in the NFC. It seems that online football betting bookmakers aren’t taking that loss with a grain of salt as they’re giving the lowly Bears pretty great odds of pulling off the upset. On the flip side, NFL bettors can cash in on some pretty lucrative odds on the Panthers.

Chicago Bears

The Bears maul their way into this Sunday’s pairing flashing a meager 2-4 record. It’s been a while since Chicago has delivered a winning season and fans shouldn’t expect one at the end of 2017. Nevertheless, the Bears are coming off that aforementioned win over the Ravens and the franchise has to be in high spirits. Maybe the boosted confidence will allow Chicago to hold their own against Cam Newton and company. The Bears have suffered losses against the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. Chicago’s 2 wins of the season came against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. It seems like the Bears have a knack for knocking off the top teams in the AFC North. Luckily enough for Carolina, they are neither in the North nor in the AFC.

The Bears have one way of winning this contest this Sunday and it will take either their defense or special teams. Specifically, Chicago doesn’t have that great of an offense. This weekend, they’ll be going up against the league’s 7th best pass defense and 5th best run defense. It would be asinine to believe that Chicago can compete with a defense of this caliber. But if their defense can force Newton to throw a pick, something that isn’t terribly difficult to do, and then take it back all the way, Chicago might just create enough momentum to pull off the upset.