The Chicago Bears odds of winning the 2017 NFC North were set at 25/1 for a potential payout of $2500 for every $100 bet.
While it’s true the Packers are priced at near 1/3 favorites to win the NFC North and Minnesota will likely improve, none of this is etched in stone. Green Bay has its vulnerabilities. The Vikings have many question marks as well.
And Chicago? The Bears have some very good things going for them.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated writes:
Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky, the Bears' quarterbacks, will likely draw most of the preseason attention. But let's be real... the Chicago defense figures to have a larger hand in the Bears' fortunes than their passers—assuming the players can stay healthy.
Then there’s this:
The front seven could be darned good ...
Floyd is a burgeoning star in this league. He delivered 7.0 sacks as a rookie, in just 12 games, and was a noticeable presence just about every time he stepped foot on the field at practice.
“He’s got really good potential,” defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said during a press conference last week (he was unable to speak to the media on Monday). “I think he’ll be a very good player for us and looked upon as a very good player in the league. If you’re looking for statistical numbers, I can’t put a finger on that. But he’ll be a damn good player.”
We here at Gambling911.com are pretty gung ho about the Bears in 2017, maybe not to win the division (though a $2500 payout on a $100 bet is pretty tempting)
Our bet on the Bears is on the OVER 5.5 at EVEN odds.
- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com