2017 NFL Picks & Betting Guide Chicago Bears
After adding quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears will enter the 2017 season looking to bounce back from one of the most horrific seasons in franchise history while getting back to looking like a competent NFL franchise. Whether the dysfunctional Bears sink or swim this coming season remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt that there are a handful of games on Chicago’s 2017 docket that are ‘must-bet’ affairs for NFL picks enthusiasts everywhere. I’ve highlighted six of Chicago’s most attractive must-bet matchups of the coming season and have six expert picks to go along with them. Now, let’s get to it.
In Depth Analysis On The 2017 NFL Picks & Betting Guide Chicago Bears
Falcons (-6) at Bears
Analysis: The Chicago Bears may be opening up at home, but they have little to no chance of beating the reigning NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons in this contest seeing as how the Falcons can score the ball in their collective sleep and Chicago has question marks at several positions on both sides of the ball. With the Falcons averaging over two touchdowns per game more in scoring, Matt Ryan and company are the easy picks to get the win and ATS cover despite being on the road.
NFL Picks: Falcons 31 Bears 17
Steelers (-5.5) at Bears
Analysis: Chicago’s week 3 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers is another contest that the Bears have absolutely no chance of winning whatsoever. The Steelers have an explosive offense that features arguably the best trio of offensive stars in the league while Chicago has no idea what to expect out of their offense – or defense – this coming season. Ben Roethlisberger and company get the big road win to cover the spread with ease.
Pick: Steelers 35 Bears 20
Vikings (-2) at Bears
Analysis: The Bears beat the Vikings 20-10 at home in week 8 last season to cash in as a 4.5-point home underdog before falling to Minnesota 38-10 in Week 17 as a 6-point road dog. Unfortunately, I’m thinking Chicago gets swept this season by a Minnesota team that has an outstanding defense and one that addressed their offensive needs solidly this offseason.
Pick: Vikings 27 Bears 17
Panthers (-1.5) at Bears
Analysis: On the surface, it would appear as though Chicago has a good chance to beat a Carolina Panthers team that won just six games last season, but that’s clearly not the case as the Panthers are looking to get right back to being a legitimate Super Bowl contender while Chicago is just hoping to double its three-win total from a year ago. Carolina is too good on both sides of the ball and will win this Week 7 road date going away!
Pick: Panthers 30 Bears 14
Packers (-6.5) at Bears
Analysis: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers swept the Bears last season and I believe they’ll pull off the feat again in 2017 although they only beat the Bears by three points in the Windy City a year ago. Green Bay addressed many of their offseason needs while Chicago pulled off one of the most head-scratching moves in recent NFL Draft memory.
NFL Picks: Packers 31 Bears 14
Browns at Bears (-4.5)
Analysis: While there just aren’t many games on Chicago’s 2017 schedule that you can mark down as victories, this Week 16 pairing against the lowly, one-win Browns is one of them. I’m going to urge you to back the Bears to get the home win, but Cleveland to get the ATS victory seeing as how the Browns made a trio of fantastic first round additions that will all contribute right away as rookies.
Pick: Bears 27 Browns 24