Football gambling doubts are looming as to the Bears chances against another AFC East contender this weekend as they have a NFL gambling matchup with the New York Jets.
The Chicago Bears and New York Jets will meet at Soldier Field in Chicago with a telecast on CBS set to begin at 1 PM ET. Open your account now at Sports Gambling for action on the side and total odds of this interconference matchup of likely playoff teams.
The New York Jets are coming off a major win at Pittsburgh last week 22-17 to snap a 2 game losing streak and get back in the AFC wild card race. The Jets also reminded handicappers that they can compete with the best in a hostile environment. New York now has a record of 10-4 straight up and 8-6 with the football betting odds while going over the total 10 times.
The Jets are a playoff threat thanks to a defense that ranks 5th overall and 5th for points allowed. Their ground game also is solid and ranks 6th as LaDainian Tomlinson has 878 yards rushing. Mark Sanchez was slumping at quarterback but improved last week and has a 74.5 QB rating with a 16/12 TD/INT ratio.
The win at Pittsburgh should do much to get the Jets swagger back and coach Rex Ryan was quite emotional about how important the win was for New York and their playoff prospects. It may also serve to get Sanchez’s mind right the rest of the way.
Chicago has a record of 10-4 straight up and 7-6-1 with the pro football betting lines as 8 of their games have gone under the total. The Bears are coming off a 40-14 win at Minnesota in one of their best performances of the season and are 2 games ahead of Green Bay in the NFC North. The Bears defense ranks 3rd for points allowed.
The Jets have paid out in just 2 of their last 7 football gambling matchups with the Bears and have failed to get the money in the last 3 meetings between the teams. All 7 of the games in the series went under the total.