2023 Chicago Bears schedule, betting odds, and predictions

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Bears 2023 schedule amongst easiest in football 

The Chicago Bears were the worst team in football last season, but they added some serious firepower this offseason. Matt Eberflus’ team is now looking to go from a bottom dweller in the NFC North right to the top of the division. And while that might not be feasible this fast, the Bears should be a much more competitive football team in Justin Fields’ third year as a pro. Chicago also happens to have a very manageable schedule, making this a team that’s worthy of some pre-season bets. 

 

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Chicago Bears betting odds

(odds from DraftKings as of May 11, 4:00 p.m. PT)

Season Win Total Odds: 6.5 (-120/+100)
Super Bowl Odds: +5000
NFC Champion: +2500
NFC North Champion: +350

Last season: 3-14, 4th in NFC North

Key additions: WR D.J. Moore, TE Robert Tonyan, LB Tremaine Edmunds, LB T.J. Edwards, RB D’Onta Foreman, DL DeMarcus Walker, OG Nate Davis, OL Darnell Wright*, DL Gervon Dexter Sr.*, DB Tyrique Stevenson*, DL Zacch Pickens*

Key losses: OT Riley Reiff, RB David Montgomery

* – drafted

2023 Chicago Bears schedule

  • Week 1: vs. Green Bay Packers (CHI -2.5, Total: 45)
  • Week 2: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CHI -1.5)
  • Week 3: @ Kansas City Chiefs (KC -9.5)
  • Week 4: vs. Denver Broncos (DEN -1.5)
  • Week 5: @ Washington Commanders (WAS -1.5)
  • Week 6: vs. Minnesota Vikings (MIN -1)
  • Week 7: vs. Las Vegas Raiders (CHI -1)
  • Week 8: @Los Angeles Chargers (LAC -5.5)
  • Week 9: @ New Orleans Saints (NO -2)
  • Week 10: vs. Chicago Bears (CHI -2)
  • Week 11: @ Detroit Lions (DET -5)
  • Week 12: @ Minnesota Vikings (MIN -3.5)
  • Week 13: BYE WEEK
  • Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions (DET -1.5)
  • Week 15: @ Cleveland Browns (CLE -3.5)
  • Week 16: vs. Arizona Cardinals (CHI -4.5)
  • Week 17: vs. Atlanta Falcons (CHI -2)
  • Week 18: @ Green Bay Packers (GB -2)

(odds from DraftKings Sportsbook)

Chicago Bears schedule this year

The Bears will play home games against teams like the Panthers, Broncos, Raiders and Cardinals this year. When you combine that with the fact that they should be able to win a couple of games against NFC North opponents, it’s hard not to like Chicago to have one of the best year-over-year improvements of any team in the NFL. That’s why the Bears were one of our early best bets as far as regular-season win totals go. The only thing not to like about this schedule is that Chicago has a late bye week. That might make things difficult if Fields’ run-heavy approach has him nursing some injuries in-season.

Chicago Bears schedule analysis

For more on the Bears schedule, here’s what Matt Youmans and Wes Reynolds had to say on VSiN Tonight following the NFL’s official release: