The Green Bay Packers rolled to a 13-win season en route to an NFC North Division crown in 2019, but will they be able to repeat? Below, we look at the BetMGM betting odds for the NFC North Division in 2020 and make our best bets for who’ll win the division title and predict the exact order of the division standings.
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2020 NFC North Division bets: Who will win?
Odds to win the division: Packers +160 Minnesota Vikings +160 Chicago Bears +650 Detroit Lions +850
- The Chicago Bears moved one step closer to the playoffs with a 41-17 throttling of the tanktastic Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. But the short-term victory may come with a long-term cost.
- Robinson, 27, caught a career-high 102 passes for 1,250 yards in 2020 even as the Bears' offense struggled to find its groove until a late-season three-game winning streak allowed Chicago to sneak.
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The Vikings have a couple of tough games to negotiate early in the season, particularly road games at the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks. Minnesota is actually the only NFC North team to play three divisional games in three successive weekends – Week 8 through 10 – and that’s never an easy task. But Minnesota’s home schedule sets up nicely. After hosting the Packers in Week 1 and the Tennessee Titans in Week 3, five of the remaining six U.S. Bank Stadium games are against teams not expected to make the playoffs: Week 6 vs. the Atlanta Falcons, Week 8 vs. the Lions, Week 11 vs. the Dallas Cowboys, Week 12 vs. the Carolina Panthers, Week 13 vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars and Week 15 vs. the Bears. In fact, after Tennessee visits Sept. 27, Minnesota does not face another 2019 playoff team at home. Of course, the NFL landscape and win-loss records change dramatically, but right now Minnesota’s SOS (strength of schedule) doesn’t look terribly daunting. The VIKINGS (+160) are the play here – every $10 wagered profits $16 if they win the North.
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2020 NFC North Division bets: Who will finish second?
Odds: Packers +175 Vikings +175 Bears +300 Lions +550
The Packers won the division last season at 13-3, but were they really THAT good, or was the schedule just overly favorable? We’ll find out this season, as they have a murderer’s row to start. Five of their first eight games are against 2019 playoff teams, plus there’s a game vs. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Trips to the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa are brutal, as well as an opener in the Twin Cities, which will get them off on the wrong foot. The Packers could be 2-6 through the first eight games, but don’t eat and drink yourselves into a beer and cheese stupor, Pack fans. I believe this team has the talent and stick-to-it-iveness to rattle off eight straight wins in the final eight games to get themselves back into the playoffs. After it’s wheels up from San Francisco Thursday, Nov. 5, the rest of the sked is a breeze. Home wins over Jacksonville, Chicago, the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina will have Aaron Rodgers & Co. thinking playoffs again. The key to their season might actually be a Week 16 home game against Tennessee Dec. 27, which could make or break the season. Play the PACKERS (+175) here.
2020 NFC North Division bets: Who will finish third?
Odds: Bears +175 Vikings +280 Lions +300 Packers +310
The Bears added QB Nick Foles as the Monsters of the Midway hope Saint Nick is the answer to their prayers. Spoiler alert – he’s not. The Bears still needs a lot of work before they’re going to overtake the Packers and Vikings, and this number of +175 isn’t very friendly for someone to take a chance … even with a small-unit wager. Just no value here. The Bears “should” be able to cobble together a 3-3 record through the first six games, and the back end of the schedule sets up favorably for a potential 4-1 finish. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the middle of the schedule features a trip to meet the Los Angeles Rams, a home date with the Saints, a roadie against the Titans, a Monday home date with the Vikings, a road trip to the Packers (after the bye, at least) and a home game against the Lions. Chicago could lose all of those games and be in freefall. If the Bears surprise in one or two of them, a winning season is within reach. I’m still going to AVOID betting on a third-place prop.
2020 NFC North Division bets: Who will finish fourth?
Odds: Lions -159 Bears +225 Vikings +800 Packers +1000
Poor Lions. The prognosticators are picking them to be the caboose in the NFC North, and who am I to argue with them? The front and back end of the schedule is not set up well for the boys in Honolulu Blue and Silver, although there will be some excitement in the middle. The road schedule isn’t too terribly demanding, but these are the Lions, and there are never any slam-dunk wins. QB Matthew Stafford is coming off a serious back injury, too, so that’s a major concern for the fortunes of Detroit’s season. He was playing at an MVP-caliber level before going down in 2019, though. The home schedule sees New Orleans and Tampa Bay coming in, as well as division toughies Green Bay and Minnesota, so Detroit will be lucky to get to .500 at home. Even with the juice, betting the LIONS (-159) to finish last is worth a small wager – every $1.59 wagered would profit $1 if they do so.
2020 NFC North Division bets: Exact order of standings
The exact order of the standings should be Vikings (12-4), Packers (10-6), Bears (7-9) and Lions (6-10). As such, backing a VIKINGS-PACKERS 1-2 FINISH (+325) is very, very attractive.
You can also bet PACKERS/VIKINGS TO FINISH TOP 2 IN ANY ORDER (+110), and that should be a slam-dunk play. If you like what you see above, the exact order of finish (1st Vikings, 2nd Packers, 3rd Bears and 4th Lions) pays +500.
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It was a wild ride for the Chicago Bears in 2020; quarterback uncertainty, winning streaks followed by losing streaks, and plenty of close games. After starting 5-1, the Bears were sorted out with a six-game losing streak. However, behind David Montgomery and a lights-out defense, Chicago managed to skirt into the NFC Playoffs. Mitch Trubisky may have won himself another year as the starting quarterback for the Bears thanks to solid late-season play.
It’s not all peachy, though– Matt Nagy has faced immense scrutiny this season for coaching ineptitude and his future with the team is uncertain moving forward. Chicago’s nasty defense will remain intact this offseason, but decisions surround Trubisky and star receiver Allen Robinson, who is rumored to be displeased with his current spot despite being franchise tagged. For having so many players secured for next season (barring trades), the Bears have many question marks to address this offseason.
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Bears prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. David Montgomery came into his own toward the end of the season and proved to be a fruitful option with prop betting. For example, Montgomery’s projected rushing total against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12 of the 2020 season was 55.5 yards. That game, he went off for 103 rushing yards and those who bet over his rushing total would have cashed out.
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Bears futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL DROY
- Chase Young -110
- Patrick Queen +450
- Kenneth Murray +1000
- Jaylon Johnson +1500
This line for the Defensive Rookie of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. For example, Queen opened with odds of +900 to win the DROY award after the NFL Draft; his odds will shift as the season develops based on his performance for the Ravens defense.
Bears Super Bowl LVI odds
The Chicago Bears opened with +5000 odds to win Super Bowl LVI. Those odds are in line with teams like the Falcons, Raiders, and Eagles.
Bears NFC North odds
The Packers clinched the NFC North, eliminating the Bears from division contention.
Bears win totals
NFL win totals will be released later this offseason. Keep your eyes on this page for the latest NFL projected win totals.
Chicago Bears 2021 schedule and betting odds
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How to bet on the Chicago Bears
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Bears -185
- Panthers +310
The Bears are considered heavy favorites in this matchup (indicated by -185), requiring a $185 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Panthers are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $410 total for a $100 bet ($310 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Bears -2.5 (-110)
- Vikings +2.5 (-110)
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In this example, Chicago is favored by 2.5 points, indicated by “-2.5.” If the Bears win the game 23-20, the Bears (-2.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Vikings keep the game within three and lose 23-21, the Vikings (+2.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Bears’ projected point total in their Week 2 matchup with the New York Giants was just 39.5 points. The Bears won that matchup 17-13, resulting in 30 total points. Those who bet under the point total could have cashed out.
The Bears fielded another still defense in 2020 and their offense was marred by quarterback controversy. Because of this, Chicago’s games usually had low point totals, ranging anywhere from 40 to 45 points and not usually more. Barring the Bears landing a big playmaker at quarterback, their point totals will continue to be low moving into 2021.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Bears (-225) were heavily favored against the Jaguars (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Bears to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Bears fell to a big 21-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Jaguars, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Bears to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Chicago (+130) at halftime and the Bears pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Jaguars(+190) in that game, but Chicago jumps out to a 13-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Chicago (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds. Can i buy paysafecard with paypal.
Bears 2020 recap
Record ATS: 8-8
Over/under record: 8-8
It was maybe the most exciting route to an 8-8 record for the 2020 Bears, who began the season red hot, then went on a six game losing streak. They won three of their last four and squeaked into the seventh seed in the NFC Playoffs. Through Week 13, the Bears failed to score more than 30 points, but averaged 31.5 points per game down their last four weeks. The indecisiveness between Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky led to the offense that was truly hard to watch.
The rest of the Bears’ metrics were as middle-of-the-road as it gets; they were the only team in the NFL to post a 0.500 record across their regular season, against the spread, and against the point total. Betting on the Bears week-to-week proved to be difficult in 2020.
Chicago Bears Odds To Win Division Series
Bears 2021 offseason moves
Key free agents: Mitchell Trubisky (QB), Tashaun Gipson (S), Germain Ifedi (RG), Alex Bars (LG)
Draft pick position needs: QB, OL, WR
In addition from a few key players like Trubisky, Gipson, and Ifedi; the Bears have a rash of role players like DL Roy Robertson-Harris, EDGE Barkevious Mingo, and RG Rashaad Coward due new contracts. Gipson is 31 years old, but was a pivotal piece for Chicago for the past few seasons; he should be able to earn an extension with the Bears. Despite being franchise tagged, Robinson is not a guarantee to be on the team for the upcoming season as a tag-and-trade is a real possibility.
Chicago Bears Odds To Win Division Finals
With the 20th overall pick in the upcoming draft, the Bears are sitting in a void of quarterbacks. The top four (Lawrence, Fields, Wilson, Lance) will more than likely be gone and other signal callers like Alabama’s Mac Jones and Florida’s Kyle Trask would be considered a reach. This will likely drive the Bears to grab one of the available offensive linemen like Michigan’s Jaylen Mayfield or USC’s Alijah Vera-Tucker. Another option for Chicago would be to trade back in the draft for a team looking to get a sliding player or talented edge rusher and grab their quarterback there.