|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLOn Sunday afternoon, the Arizona Cardinals travel to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears. The game at Soldier Field is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 PM ET. The Cardinals are a slight road favorite as of this writing.
Arizona is 1-0 SU and 1-0 ATS so far this season. This will be their first road game of the year, and their Week 1 game went OVER the total set by oddsmakers. They are coming off of a 31-19 win over the New Orleans Saints, where they won against the spread as 2 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 48 ½ point line set by sportsbook experts.
Chicago is 0-1 SU and 0-1 ATS overall this year. They are 0-1 at home, and the total went OVER in their first game of the season. They are coming off of a 31-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers, where they lost against the spread as 6 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 48 ½ point line that was set by sports betting pros for that matchup.
The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in Week 2, 14-3 ATS against teams with a losing record, and 4-1 ATS in September. They are 14-5 ATS against NFC opponents, and 9-4 ATS on the road. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games in Week 2, and UNDER in 6 of their last 7 in September. The total has gone UNDER in 11 of their last 16 road games against teams with a losing record at home.
The Bears are 12-25-1 ATS overall lately, 6-13 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 10-24 ATS against NFC opponents. They are 7-19-1 ATS at home, and 1-4 ATS against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games in September, and OVER in 7 of their last 8 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 after a SU loss, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 at home.
These teams last met in December 2012, when the Bears won 28-13, and won against the spread as 7 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 36 ½ point line that was set by sportsbooks for that game.
For Sunday's matchup, the Cardinals are listed as 1 point road favorites. The total is set at 46 points. Arizona is listed at -120 on the monelyine, with the Bears listed at even money.