Bears vs. Cardinals Total Prediction
A strong defense against a struggling offense has all the makings of a low-scoring game. Will that be the case when the Arizona Cardinals host the Chicago Bears on Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 23, 2018
4:25PM ET – University of Phoenix Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bears are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Cardinals. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 38 points. The public betting for this game currently has 76 percent going on Chicago on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bears bringing the heat
The Chicago Bears are coming off a 24-17 win on Monday night at home against Seattle thanks to a persistent defensive pass rush. The Bears are 1-1 on the year, 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 with the over/under thus far.
While giving up 355 yards per game thus far, the Bears have been very disruptive on defense. The trade for Khalil Mack is already proving to be fruitful for Chicago, as he has eight tackles, two sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. As a unit, the Bears already have 10 sacks and four forced turnovers. Offensively, Chicago is putting up 23.5 points and 298 yards per game. Mitchell Trubisky is playing like a game manager right now, throwing for 371 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also has 56 rushing yards.
The Cardinals are off to a 2-0 start with losses to the Rams and Redskins. They have been outscored by a total of 58-6 in the two games, failing to cover the spread in each game while hitting the under in both.
The Cards have been a mess on offense, averaging just 182.5 yards per game thus far and only 61 rushing yards per game. Sam Bradford has thrown for 247 yards with two interceptions while David Johnson has just 85 rushing yards on 22 carries after missing nearly all of 2017 with an injury. Defensively, Arizona is giving up 440.5 yards per game right now, including over 300 passing yards per game.
NFL Betting Trends
The Bears have hit the under in seven of their last eight overall and in five of their last six road games.
The Cardinals have hit the under in four straight games in September and 16 of their last 21 home games.
The Cardinals have looked like the worst offense in football thus far. They have played some decent defenses as well, but that will be no different this week. Chicago will put a lot of heat on Sam Bradford and that could lead to plenty of turnovers. The Bears are setting the world on fire on offense either and I think that will still be the case heading out west. Look for this to be an ugly offensive game.
NFL Prediction: Bears/Cardinals Under 38