Online NFL Betting Heavily Favoring Baltimore
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This past Monday night, the Chicago Bears finally pleased their online NFL betting fan base by starting Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback. Surprisingly, that night, Trubisky almost lead the Bears to a tough win over their NFC North rivals. However, a late-game interception from the rookie sealed the Bears fate that night. Nevertheless, Trubisky showed plenty of promise with his coach slyly comparing him to Joe Montana during the post-game press conference.
This Sunday, Trubisky will have another opportunity to prove that he is the future of the Bears’ franchise. Chicago will be traveling to Baltimore to take on the struggling Ravens. With both team displaying weaknesses as of late, who will sports wagering sites peg as the favorites?
Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens – Sunday, October 15th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Chicago Bears +6 (-110) 39 ½ (-110) +234
Baltimore Ravens -6 (-110) 39 ½ (-110) -285
The Bears crawl into this Week 6 matchup sporting a 1-4 record that ranks them last in the NFC North. It’s been 6 years since Chicago has won the division and they still have plenty of improvements to make if they are to be competitive in a division featuring Aaron Rodgers and Matt Stafford. Additionally, the Bears are coming off their Monday Night Football loss to the Vikings which marked their second consecutive loss.
The Ravens are 3-2 on the season which actually ties them for first place in the AFC North. Baltimore may be sitting on a winning record, but they have looked like anything but a winning team this season. The Ravens’ three wins of the 2017 online NFL betting have come against rather weak opponents. Baltimore defeated the Bengals 20-0 in Week 1 but that was before Cincinnati made a change at offensive coordinator that has turned the team around a bit. The following week the Ravens picked up a W over the Cleveland Browns, which is far from a validating. From there, Baltimore put up some horrendous performances that have left bettors wondering if they should even bet on the Ravens.
In Week 3 the Ravens suffered an embarrassing 44-7 loss to the Jaguars overseas. The fact that Baltimore only scored 7 points reflects poorly on their offense, an offense that turned the ball over way too many times in that game. Although they were looking for a rebound, the following week the Ravens would lose again 26-9 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This past Sunday, the Ravens finally managed to rebound by defeating the Oakland Raiders 30-17. But once again, that win doesn’t really mean much. We saw what kind of team Oakland is without Carr in last year’s playoffs and Carr was not in the starting lineup this past Sunday. Therefore, the Ravens once again picked on a weaker team.
So this Sunday, will Baltimore come out on top? The online sportsbook odds seem to think so but it’s far from certain. Trubisky looked good in his start and the Bears could very well shock the world. An upset pick on Chicago could prove to be quite lucrative.