NFL Betting News - Chicago Bears Name Kyle Orton as Starting QB

August 18, 2008 - The NFL Chicago Bears have named Kyle Orton as their starting QB for their opening game beating out Rex Grossman. Oddsmakers expect a total of 8 regular season wins for Da Bears. The Chicago Bears open up their NFL season on September 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Lovie Smith made the decision after the Bears' 29-26 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night. Rex Grossman had a disappointing passer rating of 44.9, 9-15 passes complete for 74 yards and 1 INT in the loss to Seattle. Lovie Smith finally pulled the trigger even though Grossman did not have a lot of protection from his porous offensive line that saw a blitzing pressure defence from Seattle. Chicago could be in for another frustrating offensive season. Klye Orton started 15 games in 2005 and 3 last season. Orton has thrown for more than 2,300 yards and 12 TDs in his career. Now a quick preview of some Chicago Bears betting lines.

NFL Future Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIII

Chicago Bears +5000
New England Patriots +300
San Diego Chargers +700
Indianapolis Colts +750
Dallas Cowboys +800

The Chicago Bears are a long shot to win the Super Bowl according to online sportsbooks. The Chicago Bears are a +5000 odds to win the Super Bowl meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $5000. Talk about a "Hail Mary" betting line - I thought Da Bears were in the Super Bowl 2 years ago?

NFL Future Odds to Win the NFC Championship

Chicago Bears +2000
Dallas Cowboys +300
New York Giants +800
New Orleans Saints +800

The Dallas Cowboys are currently favored to win the NFC Championship with their All-Pro studded lineup and Jessica Simpson good luck doll.

NFL Regular Season Win Odds

Chicago Bears OVER 8 Regular Season Wins +130
Chicago Bears UNDER 8 Regular Season Wins -170

The best NFL betting value may be in the regular season win NFL Future odds market where the Chicago Bears odds are OVER 8 +130 will payout $130 for every $100 bet. The NFC North may be ripe for the picking with Brett Favre a NY Jet and hurt Minnesota Viking QB in Tarvaris Jackson.

Chicago Bears Betting Line

Sept 7, 2008 1st Regular Season Game
Chicago Bears +9 O 44.5
Indianapolis Colts -9 U 44.5

The current line on the Chicago Bears first regular season game has the Bears as 9 point dogs playing at Indianapolis. The +9 points may be great value as Peyton Manning is still recovering from an infected knee and may not be ready to play for the first game of the season. For some help in understanding a NFL Football Betting Line or some NFL Bet Tips. For current NFL bet lines visit BetUS.

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