Bears at Colts NFL Betting Odds

Written by Brock Lanning   
Monday, 18 August 2008

NFL odds for Week 1 should be interesting as a rematch of Super Bowl XLI occurs when the Indianapolis Colts host the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 7th on NBC.

Last year the Bears struggled to a 7-9 season both straight up and against the NFL betting odds. The quarterback position was a mess and the running game wasn’t much better.

Even the defense slipped for the Bears in 2007.

The Bears will be counting heavily on rookie running back Matt Forte and a rebound season from quarterback Rex Grossman.

Chicago also picked up running back Kevin Jones from Detroit and he could improve the running attack.

The Bears are always exciting though, as they have super return man Devin Hester. The star wide receiver and return specialist from Miami University, Hester is listed at +1600 in NFL betting odds to win the MVP award at BetUS sportsbook.

Chicago really was fortunate to win seven games in 2007 as their overall statistics were poor. The offense was 27th in total yards but ranked 18th in points scored, mainly due to Hester. The defense was weak, ranking 28th in yards allowed and 16th in points allowed.

The Indianapolis Colts had an excellent regular season going 13-3 straight up and 9-7 versus the NFL odds. In the playoffs they were upset by the San Diego Chargers, ruining their chance of defending their Super Bowl crown. The Colts have won at least 12 games in five straight seasons. They could easily do so again in 2008.

NFL Betting Odds

RCA Dome – Indianapolis, Indiana
Sunday September 7th @ 8:15pm EST
Bears at Colts Odds provided by BetUS sportsbook
Bears +9.5 | Colts -9.5
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If you are looking for NFL futures to win Super Bowl XLIII before NFL week 1 begins, then visit BetUS sportsbook who have the Colts +750 and the Bears +5000.

Vegas odds to win Super Bowl XLIII have the Colts at 6/1 and the Bears at 25/1.

Be sure to view our live week 1 NFL odds page for game rotation number and updated NFL betting odds.

BetUS sportsbook has the Colts +500 in NFL odds to win the AFC and Manning is +500 in NFL odds to win the MVP award. The Bears are +2000 to win the NFC and Devon Hester is +1600 in NFL MVP odds.

The Colts are led on offense by quarterback Peyton Manning and on defense by safety Bob Sanders. Last year the Colts offense ranked 3rd in the NFL for points scored. The defense was even better, ranking first in the league in points allowed. Peyton Manning is expected to bring the Colts to another AFC championship game and possibly another Super Bowl.

The Colts were 5-3 versus the NFL odds at home last season. In terms of over/unders they were 4-4 at home. Chicago was 4-4 versus the NFL betting odds on the road last season and 4-4 in terms of over/unders on the road.

The two teams met in Super Bowl XLI with the Colts winning 29-17.

Bears at Colts Week 1 Betting Prediction

The Bears displayed an awful all around offensive and defensive attack during the NFL schedule last season that kept points off the board, opportunity on the bench and have really done nothing to give “Da Bears” faithful something to cheer about this year.

The Colts on the other hand are poised to claim the AFC South and are in contention to lift the Lombardi trophy once again. Indianapolis will still have the fire power of Manning, Reggie Wayne, Anthony Gonzalez and Dallas Clark but have also brought back Dominic Rhodes and added Mike Pollak in the offseason.

The Colts are a team to fear in NFL betting odds this year. There will be many lop sided NFL odds due to the Colts ability to put up plenty of points but I don’t believe this NFL week 1 game is one of them. The Colts are currently -9 point favorites in NFL odds for week 1 but I expect that to go up around 11 or 12 before game day so a good bet would be to move a few early units on the Colts -9 before the line changes.

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The Indianapolis Colts (6-4) will try for their fourth straight win on Sunday as they meet the San Diego Chargers (4-6) at 8:15pm EST on NBC.

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A key NFL matchup in the AFC East is on tap for Sunday at 1:00pm EST on CBS as the Miami Dolphins (6-4) host the New England Patriots (6-4).


The undefeated Tennessee Titans (10-0) get their next test on the way to a possible perfect season as Brett Favre and the New York Jets (7-3) visit on Sunday at

The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) will try and avoiding having a letdown as they host the Cincinnati Bengals (1-8-1) on Thursday night at 8:15pm EST on the NFL Network.


The Buffalo Bills (5-4) were the talk of the NFL early in the season as they led the AFC East but after three straight losses, very few people are talking

The Oakland Raiders (2-7) and the Miami Dolphins (5-4) will both be trying to pick up a win in NFL odds on Sunday when they battle from Dolphin Stadium at

The Baltimore Ravens (6-3) and the New York Giants (8-1) will both be gunning for a victory in NFL odds on Sunday when they meet at Giants Stadium at 1:00pm

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