Free NFL Prediction: Jaguars vs Bears Odds
Looking for Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears free picks? Week 6 NFL betting sees the Jaguars taking on the Bears on Sunday, October 16th at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
(1-3) Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears (1-4)
Date: Sunday October 16th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Soldier Field – Chicago, Illinois
ATS Betting Lines: Chicago Bears -2
NFL Moneyline Odds: Bears -105
NFL Betting Total: 47.0
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are heading north to take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field this Sunday.
Neither team has started the 2016 season as they would have hoped, but both have displayed positive signs over the last two weeks.
Although this AFC vs. NFC battle may not appear like much, it could end up defining the season for both teams.
The Jaguars got their first win of the year two weeks ago against the Indianapolis Colts.
Those same Colts narrowly defeated the Bears last week. Although this would seem to make the Jags a favorite, recent changes on both squads may mean there is more to this one than meets the eye.
The Jaguars are technically still on a win streak after defeating the Colts two weeks ago and coming off a bye this week.
The Jaguars had started the year in familiar Jaguar fashion, going 0-3 against Green Bay, San Diego and Baltimore. However a big win against a division foe shows that they plan on changing the narrative this time.
Blake Bortles is one of the top quarterbacks in the league in terms of sheer talent, but he still needs more help around him.
Bortles is averaging 245.5 yards per game and is also second on the team in total yards rushing. T.J. Yeldon is the team’s leading rusher with only 155 yards and one touchdown.
Luckily they have the two Allens (Allen Robinson and Allen Hurn) who have 464 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns combined.
While the Jaguars seem to be finding the right track with a young quarterback, the Bears are in a very different situation. However they seemed to have been more prepared for Jay Cutler’s annual injury this time, and Brian Hoyer has played well in his spot.
Since stepping in for Cutler, Hoyer is averaging 270.3 yards per game with six touchdowns and no interceptions.
Jordan Howard and Jeremy Langford lead a two-headed rushing attack with a combined 412 yards but only two touchdowns.
While giving up a lot of yards, the defense has been opportunistic, forcing eight fumbles and recovering five already.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Chicago is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games
- Jacksonville is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games
- Chicago is 1-5 SU in their last 6
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Jacksonville +2
Although Chicago has looked better with Hoyer at the helm, the still have too many questions on defense and an ineffective running game. The Jaguars are trending in the right direction and have had two weeks to prepare for this matchup.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Jacksonville 24 – Chicago 20
This game may not appear like much, but it can be huge for one of these teams.
It could show to be the turning point in the year for the winner.
For the loser, it may be the final proof that they are going nowhere this year.
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