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Picking Chicago Bears’ 2016 Winning NFL Spreads
Detroit Lions at Chicago (-1.5)
Analysis: Believe it or not, the Bears have lost three straight home games and a whopping six straight games overall against Detroit, but that’s one of the reasons I really like Chicago in this contest.
While I don’t necessarily believe the Bears will be better than the Lions in 2016, I do respect head coach John Fox a lot and believe his defensive acumen will help Chicago snap its surprising losing streak against Detroit by winning at home in one of their two regular season meetings. Chicago won their previous five home dates against their longtime NFC North Division rivals from 2008-2012 and they’re my pick to win and cash in this time around.
The Pick: Chicago 24 Detroit 21
Jacksonville Jaguars at Chicago (-3.5)
Analysis: Again, while I’m not certain that Chicago will be much better than rebuilding Jacksonville in 2016, I do like them to get the home win and ATS cover against a Jaguars team that went 1-7 SU and 3-4-1 ATS in its eight road games in 2015.
Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler and head coach John Fox have the edge over counterparts Blake Bortles (not by much) and Gus Bradley (by a lot) and that will be enough to lead the Bears to the SU win and accompanying ATS cover.
The Pick: Chicago 28 Jacksonville 24
Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) at Chicago
Analysis: The Bears are trying to get back to respectability while their NFC North division rivals, the Minnesota Vikings are looking to take the next step in their quest NFL to reach Super Bowl LI.
While Chicago has lost three straight games against Minnesota, the Bears have gone 5-5 SU and ATS over the last 10 meetings and a bankroll-boosting 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS over their last 10 home dates against the Vikes. Chicago might not make the postseason in 2016, but they’re going to beat the Vikings to narrowly cover the NFL betting line.
The Pick: Chicago 23 Minnesota 20
Washington Redskins at Chicago (PK)
Analysis: The Bears have lost three straight home games against Washington dating back to 2004 and an insane seven of their last eight home dates against the Redskins overall, including last season’s narrow 24-21 home loss as a 4-point favorite.
Again, payback will be the name of this game as John Fox impresses upon his team that they owe Washington for last season’s home loss. Fox has the huge edge over counterpart Jay Gruden and Jay Cutler is at least as god as Redskins’ signal-caller Kirk Cousins, though he’s not nearly the leader. Still, I think the Bears will be playing for pride and a chance to reach .500 in this late-season matchup.
The Pick: Chicago 28 Washington 27