Chicago Bears Odds
The Chicago Bears finished the 2021 NFL season 6-11, an extremely disappointing outcome. The day after the season ended, ownership swiftly fired head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.
Simply put, there weren’t a lot of bright spots for the Bears in 2021. Rookie quarterback Justin Fields showed flashes of star power, but his final numbers are ugly, and we still don’t know what the rest of his pro career will look like.
With that said, the Bears have some young building blocks and financial flexibility. They will also have new football leadership, which presents a whole new set of possibilities. The Bears hired former Chiefs personnel man Ryan Poles to be their next general manager and former Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus to be the head coach.
We don’t have 2022 Bears odds available yet. But once they are available, you will find them below.
Chicago Bears Odds: Moneyline, Point Spread, Over/Under
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The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 7, 2022, 8:37 AM ET.
Bears Betting Trends
- Against the spread, Chicago is 6-12-0 this season.
- The Bears are 3-7 ATS when underdogs by 5.5 points or more this season.
- Chicago's games this season have hit the over in 33.3% of its opportunities (six times in 18 games with a set point total).
Recent Meetings With The Vikings
|12/20/2020||Vikings||Bears||Vikings, -2.5||47||CHI, 33-27|
|11/16/2020||Bears||Vikings||Vikings, -3||44||MIN, 19-13|
Betting Insights For The Vikings Game
- Minnesota has combined with its opponents to score more than 43.5 points in 12 of 16 games this season.
- Chicago's games have gone over 43.5 points in seven of 18 chances this season.
- Sunday's total is 0.5 points higher than the combined 43 PPG average of the two teams.
- The 49.1 points per game these two squads have allowed to opponents this season are 5.6 more than the 43.5 total in this contest.
- The average total in Vikings games this season is 48.8, 5.3 points above Sunday's over/under of 43.5.
- In 2020, games involving the Bears have averaged a total of 43.0 points, 0.5 fewer than this game's set over/under.
Bears Player Insights
- Andy Dalton has thrown for 1,190 yards (74.4 ypg) to lead Chicago, completing 61.7% of his passes and collecting seven touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season.
- David Montgomery has carried the ball 205 times for a team-high 777 yards (64.8 per game), with seven touchdowns this year. He's also tacked on 40 catches for 294 yards (24.5 per game).
- Darnell Mooney's team-high 929 receiving yards (58.1 yards per game) have come on 69 receptions (and 124 targets) with four touchdowns.
- Robert Quinn has 18 sacks to lead the team, and also has 17 TFL and 48 tackles.
- Roquan Smith is the team's top-tackler this year. He's totaled 157 tackles, 12 TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
Chicago Bears Injuries
|Player||Pos.||Injury||Practice Participation||Game Status||Status Date|
Chicago Bears 2021-2022 Schedule
|1||September 12, 2021||at Los Angeles Rams||L, 34-14||NBC (SNF)|
|2||September 19, 2021||vs Cincinnati Bengals||W, 20-17||FOX|
|3||September 26, 2021||at Cleveland Browns||L, 26-6||FOX|
|4||October 3, 2021||vs Detroit Lions||W, 24-14||FOX|
|5||October 10, 2021||at Las Vegas Raiders||W, 20-9||CBS|
|6||October 17, 2021||vs Green Bay Packers||L, 24-14||FOX|
|7||October 24, 2021||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L, 38-3||CBS|
|8||October 31, 2021||vs San Francisco 49ers||L, 33-22||FOX|
|9||November 8, 2021||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L, 29-27||ESPN (MNF)|
|11||November 21, 2021||vs Baltimore Ravens||L, 16-13||CBS|
|12||November 25, 2021||at Detroit Lions||W, 16-14||FOX (TNF)|
|13||December 5, 2021||vs Arizona Cardinals||L, 33-22||FOX|
|14||December 12, 2021||at Green Bay Packers||L, 45-30||NBC (SNF)|
|15||December 20, 2021||vs Minnesota Vikings||L, 17-9||ESPN (MNF)|
|16||December 26, 2021||at Seattle Seahawks||W, 25-24||FOX|
|17||January 2, 2022||vs New York Giants||W, 29-3||CBS|
|18||January 9, 2022||at Minnesota Vikings||-||FOX|
Chicago Bears Odds Explained
For each game throughout the season, you’ll find Bears odds listed for all the matchups at sportsbooks. Listings will generally have the road team on top and the home team on the bottom. However, there’s occasionally a neutral-site game. The average Bears betting line looks like this:
|Green Bay Packers||-240||-5 (-110)||O 48.5 (-110)|
|Chicago Bears||+190||+5 (-110)||U 48.5 (-110)|
Next to the two team names are the odds and lines for the three main pregame bets: moneyline, point spread and totals. All three wagers will bring in tons of action for every NFL game on the schedule, and the odds will adjust in response. Here’s how the wagers work.
For this wager, the goal is simple: Pick the team you think will win the game. You can take the favorite at negative odds or choose the underdog with positive numbers.
- Green Bay Packers: -240
- Chicago Bears: +190
It’s a simple and straightforward wager with a cut-and-dry result. Moneyline is a great starting point for new bettors as a result, but there’s an appeal for those with experience too.
Bears Point Spread
The spread adds an entirely new wrinkle to the equation. Oddsmakers set a number that needs to be accounted for. Do you like the favorite minus the points or the dog plus the number?
- Green Bay Packers: -5 (-110)
- Chicago Bears: +5 (-110)
The side you roll with has to cover the spread for the bet to be a winner. For example, at -5, the Packers need to win by six or more. The Bears cover with a 4-point loss or less or a victory.
The over/under bet is all about how many total points the two teams will score. Sportsbooks release an estimated number for bettors to weigh in on with odds attached.
- Over 48.5 (-110)
- Under 48.5 (-110)
Also known as totals betting, the winner or loser of the game is irrelevant. The goal for bettors is to decide if the combined points will be Over or Under the listed number.
Betting on Bears Futures and Props
You aren’t limited to just betting on whether the Bears win any season. There are many more opportunities to explore on the betting menu. Two of the most popular areas are futures and props.
Futures are bets you can place on how you think the season as a whole will play out. Odds for the top markets will be released in the offseason and remain active through the year. Here are some of the top offerings that you’ll see.
- Bet on the Bears to win the Super Bowl.
- Team to win division or conference.
- Over/under on Bears’ regular-season win total.
- Bears player to win awards — MVP, Rookie of the Year, etc.
You can find prop bets by clicking through on the game listings. Oftentimes, you’ll see a link that’s labeled “more wagers.” Once you click on it, you’ll see the list of offerings for the current game. Here are a few examples of what you might see.
- How many receiving yards will Darnell Mooney have — over/under 79.5?
- Will David Montgomery score a TD in the game — yes/no?
- Which player will have more sacks plus tackles — Robert Quinn or Aaron Donald?
There will also be props that revolve around team or game circumstances, such as which side will have more total rushing yards and whether or not there will be a return TD in the game.
For regular props, books attach odds immediately, and they may fluctuate based on betting action. The same holds in the futures market. As bets begin to come in, there’s often movement based on where the betting action is going.
To find the best prices, it’s always a good idea to shop around on both futures and props. For futures, don’t forget that you can check back constantly to see what the market has to say. It’s worth doing so as appealing prices on the players and teams you are interested in can appear at any time.
Whom Did the Bears Draft in 2021?
The Bears were originally slotted at No. 20 in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but they traded up to No. 11 to take Justin Fields. All told, the Bears walked away with seven new members of the team. Here’s a look at the latest additions in Chicago:
- Round 1: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
- Round 2: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
- Round 5: Larry Borom, OT, Missouri
- Round 6: Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech
- Round 6: Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina
- Round 6: Thomas Graham Jr., CB, Oregon
- Round 7: Khyiris Tonga, DT, BYU
The Bears were without a first-round pick in 2020, but the team found a potential gem in round five when it drafted Tulane wide receiver Darnell Mooney. Looking back over the rest of the last 10 years, here are the first-round draft choices for Chicago:
- 2021: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
- 2018: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
- 2017: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
- 2016: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
- 2015: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
- 2014: Kyle Fuller, DB, Virginia Tech
- 2013: Kyle Long, OG, Oregon
- 2012: Shea McClellin, DE, Boise State
- 2011: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
2021-22 Bears in Review
The Bears finished 6-11 in 2021 and won two fewer games than the previous season despite playing in an extra contest. Ownership fired Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace the day after the regular season.
Robert Quinn set the franchise sack record, breaking Richard Dent’s mark in what was an extremely impressive bounce-back year. Roquan Smith and Darnell Mooney also took significant strides forward. But overall, it was a disappointing season on many levels.
Justin Fields finished with more interceptions than touchdowns and battled injuries all season. He showed flashes of star potential, though, so the Bears’ next coaching hire will be extremely important.
2020-21 Bears in Review
Expectations were muted for the Bears heading into 2020, but the club managed to surprise with three straight wins to open the year. After dropping a close one at home to the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago won its next two to push the record to 5-1.
Just as visions of a postseason berth started dancing around the Windy City, fans’ hopes were left swirling in the breeze. The club dropped its next six games in a row to fall to 5-7. The Jekyll and Hyde act continued from there with a three-game winning streak.
The Bears wrapped up the season with a 35-16 home loss to the Packers to finish at 8-8, but it was still good enough to snag a Wild Card berth. The club traveled to New Orleans on the first postseason weekend, losing by 21-9.
Chicago Bears QBs Over the Last 20 Years
The Bears have had some trouble finding stability at the QB position through the years. Consider this: Jay Cutler holds a number of the team’s passing records, and his tenure with the club only lasted from 2009-16.
Justin Fields figures to be the unquestioned starter in 2022.
Let’s look at the players who started as QB for the Bears:
- 2021: Justin Fields — 10 games. Andy Dalton — 6. Nick Foles — 1.
- 2020: Mitchell Trubisky — 9 games. Nick Foles — 7.
- 2019: Mitchell Trubisky — 15 games. Chase Daniel — 1.
- 2018: Mitchell Trubisky — 14. Chase Daniel — 2.
- 2017: Mitchell Trubisky — 12. Mike Glennon — 4.
- 2016: Matt Barkley — 6. Jay Cutler — 5. Brian Hoyer — 4.
- 2015: Jay Cutler — 15. Jimmy Clausen — 1.
- 2014: Jay Cutler — 15. Jimmy Clausen — 1.
- 2013: Jay Cutler — 11. Josh McCown — 5.
- 2012: Jay Cutler — 15. Jason Campbell — 1.
- 2011: Jay Cutler — 10. Caleb Hanie — 4. Josh McCown — 2.
- 2010: Jay Cutler — 15. Todd Collins — 1.
- 2009: Jay Cutler — 16.
- 2008: Kyle Orton — 15 Rex Grossman — 1.
- 2007: Rex Grossman — 7. Brian Griese — 6. Kyle Orton — 3.
- 2006: Rex Grossman — 16.
- 2005: Kyle Orton — 15. Rex Grossman — 1.
- 2004: Craig Krenzel — 5. Chad Hutchinson — 5. Jonathan Quinn — 3. Rex Grossman — 3.
- 2003: Kordell Stewart — 7. Chris Chandler — 6. Rex Grossman — 3.
- 2002: Jim Miller — 8. Chris Chandler — 7. Henry Burris — 1.
- 2001: Jim Miller — 13. Shane Matthews — 3.
- 2000: Cade McNown — 9. Shane Matthews — 5. Jim Miller — 2.
Best Head Coaches in Bears History
The history of the Chicago Bears is long and stretches back to the franchise’s days known as the Decatur Staleys in 1920. Since that time, only 17 men have led the way as head coach.
The legendary George Halas was in charge for much of the early going, while franchise legend Mike Ditka helped the club recapture its past glory in the 1980s. Since 1999, just five head coaches have roamed the sidelines in Chicago. Here’s a look at the records for each of them.
Nagy managed to lead the Bears to the playoffs in two of four seasons at the helm, but after having an excellent first season, the franchise trajectory continued to plummet under his tutelage.
2022 Offseason Tracker
- Bears trade star pass rusher Khalil Mack to Chargers for 2022 second and 2023 sixth-round pick
- Bears sign G/C Lucas Patrick; WR Byron Pringle
- DT Larry Ogunjobi agrees to terms with Bears but fails physical
- Bears hire former Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as next head coach
- Ryan Poles, formerly of the Chiefs, named new general manager
- Bears fire Nagy, Pace the day after the regular season concludes.
Chicago Bears Home Games
From 1921 through 1970, the Bears played home games at Wrigley Field, which is better known as the home of MLB’s Chicago Cubs. The club needed some larger digs from there and initially moved into the next stop on what it thought was a short-term commitment. Chicago home games are still held there to this day. Here’s where you can catch the Bears in person:
- Name: Soldier Field
- Address: 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
- Owner: Chicago Park District
- Operator: ASM Global
- Capacity: 61,500
- Ground Breaking: Nov. 11, 1922
- Opening Date: Oct. 9, 1924
- Construction Cost: $13 million
- Other Events: MLS, NCAA football, NHL, concerts, etc.
How to Watch and Listen to Bears Games
The NFL has a concrete broadcast agreement in place for each window of the schedule. Depending on when the Bears game is scheduled, here’s where you’ll be able to tune in and watch:
- Thursday Night Football: Fox/NFL Network
- Sunday afternoon: CBS/Fox
- Sunday Night Football: NBC
- Monday Night Football: ESPN
Each of the above channels can be found on major cable, satellite and streaming packages throughout Illinois. For other streaming options, the NFL app and Yahoo Sports provide coverage of select local and primetime games.
For the Sunday afternoon slate, NFL RedZone provides whip-around coverage of all of the games. This is a subscription add-on that is available via many providers. Last but not least, the main broadcast channels — CBS, Fox and NBC — can be picked up via antennae in many areas. The games will be carried by the local affiliates in your area.
On the radio side, WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM serve as the flagship radio station for Bears broadcasts. Jeff Joniak handles the play-by-play, while Tom Thayer handles analysis. The feed is picked up by numerous stations across the state. Audio coverage of Bears games is also available on TuneIn, which is available both on the web and via mobile.
5 Best Sports Bars in Chicago Area
When the Bears are set to take the field, it’s quite the event for loyal fans of the team. If you’re looking to go out to watch the game, you’re in luck. There are a number of quality places to visit throughout the Chicago area. Here’s a peek at five of the top spots to consider. Don’t forget, you can download any of the NFL betting apps above and place your bets while watching the game live at a bar.
A part of the Chicago landmark district, this is an awesome Irish pub with plenty of TVs to watch the game. You’ll find food and drink specials, a friendly atmosphere and an all-around good time.
- Address: 1635 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
- Phone: 773-292-2765
- Web: gracieomalleyswickerpark.com
- Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 5 p.m. to midnight; Wednesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight
The Ambassador Public House
Located in the West Loop, the Ambassador Public House is a European-style pub with food and drink specials and plenty of HDTVs to soak in the action. If you’re a fan of lots of different beers, you’ll like it here.
- Address: 310 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661
- Phone: 312-888-9961
- Web: theambassadorpublichouse.com
- Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday: first game to midnight/1 a.m.
The Globe Pub
On the North Side, you’ll find the Globe Pub, a cool spot to catch all kinds of sports. The bar features plenty of smart TVs to watch the game, an extended happy hour during the week and an expansive beer list.
- Address: 1934 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613
- Phone: 773-871-3757
- Web: theglobepub.com
- Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday: 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; closed on Monday.
TVs, pub food, pool table, jukeboxes, great drink selection, and a place to kick back and watch the games? You’ll find that and much more at High Dive, a popular destination for Bears fans.
- Address: 1938 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
- Phone: 773-235-3483
- Web: highdivechicago.com
- Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
A popular watering hole off the South Loop, The Scout features an awesome food menu plus plenty of beers and cocktails to choose from. Of course, there are also a number of screens to catch the action.
- Address: 1301 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
- Phone: 312-705-0595
- Web: https://twitter.com/thescoutchi
- Hours: Monday to Friday: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Listed hours for these establishments are current as of this writing, but it’s always a good idea to call ahead and verify so that you don’t miss a second of the action. One more thing: Now that sports betting is legalized in Illinois, you won’t miss a beat on that end either.
Apps from leading operators can be with you on the go, and you can also log in to make live bets as the Bears game plays out. We’ll call that a win-win situation that Bears fans should absolutely be taking advantage of.
History of the Chicago Bears
In 1920, the A.E. Staley Co. formed a football team. Known as the Decatur Staleys, the club began to play in 1919. The team relocated to Chicago in 1921 and was rechristened as the Bears for the 1922 campaign.
A charter member of the NFL, the Bears found a good deal of success in the days before the NFL-AFL merger. Between 1921 and 1963, the team won eight league championships. In the Super Bowl era, the Bears have won just one big game and come up short in another.
All along the way, the franchise has fielded a number of the game’s most legendary all-time players. Here are some of the more notable facts and figures from Bears franchise history.
- Established: 1920
- Super Bowl wins: One, Super Bowl XX in 1985 over the New England Patriots
- Super Bowl appearances: Two, Super Bowl XLI, lost to Indianapolis Colts following 2006 season
- NFL championships: Eight, last in 1963
- Conference championships: Four, last in 2006
- Division titles: 19, last in 2018
- Playoff appearances: 27, last in 2020
- Retired numbers: 14 — 13 players, one owner
- Hall of Famers: 36, 30 of whom spent the majority of a career with Bears
- Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame: 57 members
- Career passing yards leader: Jay Cutler, 23,443
- Career rushing yards leader: Walter Payton, 16,726
- Career receiving yards leader: Johnny Morris, 5,059
- Most team TDs in regular season: 56, 1941
- Net total yards leader: Walter Payton, 21,803
- Kickoff returns for TD: Six, Gale Sayers
- Punt return yards in season: 651, Devin Hester in 2007
- Most sacks in single-season: 5, Richard Dent in 1984
- Most interception return yards in a season: 212, Richie Petitbon in 1962
- Most 100+ yard rushing games: 77, Walter Payton
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Chicago Bears FAQ
Yes, sports betting is now officially legal in Illinois. Legislation was originally approved in 2019, but it took some time for the official rollout. Retail options opened in March 2020, while online platforms made their debut over the summer. Additional options will continue to be unveiled moving forward.
Las Vegas no longer has the best sports betting odds on lockdown. It was like that for decades, but that’s no longer the case in the new legal environment. Sports betting operators across the legal states are releasing odds that are in line with what you’ll find out in Sin City. That includes right here in Illinois. You can certainly take a peek at the numbers from out in Vegas, but you’ll find comparable prices here at home.
As one of the charter members of the NFL, the Bears have quite the lengthy history. The franchise has featured a number of legendary players through the years, including dozens of Hall of Famers. On an all-time basis, two names stick out on the offensive side of the ball, both of whom played running back: Gale Sayers and Walter Payton. These are two of the best ever to play at the position, and their legacies have more than stood the test of time. On defense, Dick Butkus was one of the most feared players of his era and is remembered as one of the very best linebackers of all time.
For the 2021 season, it’s WR Allen Robinson atop the charts. He has a total cap hit of $17.98 million, $17.88 of which is base salary. LB Robert Quinn is second with a total salary cap number of $14.7 million, followed by LB Khalil Mack at $14.646 million.
As an enormously popular local team that also has a big national following, the Bears are a hot ticket. On the low end, you’re looking at around $80 for the cheap seats. The median price is around $300, while top tier tickets can go for over $1,000. Naturally, exact pricing will vary based on seat location. Additionally, keep in mind that prices on the secondary market could be much greater if the club is having a great season or set to square off against one of the league’s top teams.