What does Las Vegas think of the Chicago Bears odds following the 2022 NFL draft? We take a look at the updated numbers
Endless reports are coming in with different analysts grading draft picks the Chicago Bears made in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Bears have months of work still ahead on their roster before the final product sees the field in September.
A good indication of how the Bears will do this season is to go by the guys who make a living making money on predictions. The bettors in Las Vegas, NV.
According to Fox Bet, the Bears over/under win total is listed at 7.5, with the over at +135, and the under at -167.
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It looks like the Bears still have a lot to do in order to impress the national media this next couple of months with Vegas thinking the Bears will win 7 or fewer games in 2022. Dan Hanzus at NFL.com dropped the Bears from 25th before the draft to 30th after. Here’s what Hanzus has to say:
“How confident should we be about Justin Fields and the opportunity he is getting in Chicago? The Bears saddled the quarterback with a lame-duck head coach as a rookie, then took away his No. 1 wide receiver by allowing Allen Robinson to leave for the Rams this offseason.
Absent a first-round pick (that went to the Giants in the Fields draft trade last year), Chicago opted to wait until the third round in Vegas to address the offense. Perhaps Tennessee wideout Velus Jones Jr. carves out a role as a rookie, but it’s more likely Fields will be staring down a lot of blanketed receivers when he drops back to pass this fall. Give the kid a chance!”
Winning seven or eight games this season will not make Bears fans happy. Seven or eight games is probably the worst position an NFL team can be in, because they can’t make the playoffs. And they’re not bad enough to get a top draft pick to help the team get better for the next season.
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