What to Know: Chicago went from a perennial bad team to division champions in 2018 and then lost in the first round of the playoffs when their former kicker Cody Parkey missed what could have been a game-winning field goal. How they bounce back from that loss will be interesting to watch. The team has a good, solid defense and an improving offense.
Best Players: Most of the team’s best players are on the defensive side of the ball. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack might be the best defensive player in the league. Middle linebacker Roquan Smith is also very good. And defensive end Akeem Hicks is a budding star as well. Offensively they need young quarterback Mitch Trubisky to continue to get better.
How to Bet: Last season the Bears were a good bet, especially early in the season when they were almost always underdogs. This season that won’t be the case, so watch the lines closely. In over/under bets, the under will be the better bet. Last year the under went 10-7, including the playoffs.