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Week 5: Chicago vs Carolina Predictions

NFL Week 5 betting action sees the Chicago Bears taking on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday October 5 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides free NFL handicapping tips all season long.


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The Chicago Bears enter the season looking to break the box of mediocrity they have been for the last few seasons. At times, when the offense is clicking they look every bit the equal of Green Bay, but they inevitably struggle down the stretch to collect the wins they should.

Coach Marc Trestman looks like he belongs in the league now he has to prove he is a winner and not just an offensive guru. Cappers Picks provides free NFL football handicapping tips all season long.


Season Win Totals NFL Predictions – Chicago Bears 2014 Lines

Bears Over / Under Season Wins

The Chicago Bears’ offense got a much needed kick in the pants last season with Marc Trestman coming to town. The perennially underachieving unit finally got it all together and came up with a big season.


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Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman lived up to his reputation as one of the most innovative offensive minds in the game a year ago when he took one of the league’s worst offenses and turned it in to a top-10 unit.

NCAA Football

Baylor Bears 2014 NCAA Football Gambling Odds & Predictions

2014-15 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Bears

The fans in and Waco have to be wondering just how long the Bears can keep up this level of success. Fueled by an awesome offense they have been on a real good run the last few seasons and it should continue for at least one more. QB Bryce Petty is back and he has more than enough weapons to put up more Nintendo numbers.

Baylor Bears

Head Coach:  Art Briles
2013 Record:  11-2
Gambling Odds to win National Championship:  28/1
Gambling Odds to win (B12):  5/2
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The defense won’t keep them from winning 10 or more games so they will be in the hunt.


There are only 6 returning starters but there is little reason to think the Bears will not be as explosive as they have been the past few seasons. Bryce Petty is back and so are three receivers, led by Antwan Goodley who burst on the scene as a junior with more than 1300 yards and 13 TDs.

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This year it will be Shock Linwood’s turn to tote the rock. Like Lache Seastrunk before him Linwood is strong and fast and as a freshman he averaged almost 7 yards per carry.

The Bears are committed to running the ball and he could easily double his 800+ yards from a year ago. He is on the preseason All B12 team.

The Bears may not use him as much as other teams but senior punter Spencer Roth is considered the best in the conference. Their defense may not be as strong as it was the season before so they are going to need him to pin down opponents in those rare occurrences when the offense stalls.


The Bears gave up just 24ppg last season outscoring opponents by nearly 30 points per game. This season only three starters return on defense, testing the depth of the program big time. Linebacker Bryce Hager is going to have to inspire a very young defense to back the offense up to win.
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This is going to be an awfully young team this season. 9 sophomores are expected to start including 4 in the back seven of the defense. As good as coach Art Briles is if he can keep the Bears on their lofty perch he may have done his best coaching job yet with this group.

The key will be using the early part of the season to build confidence.

Their schedule is not very kind this season and could be their undoing. They have to travel to both Norman and Austin this year and their lone regular season loss a year ago was on the road.

They have good leadership but beating both of those teams to capture a title is probably too much to expect from this group.

Gambling Prediction:  10-2

2014 Baylor Schedule

  • Aug 31 – SMU
  • Sep 6 – Northwestern State
  • Sep 12 – @Buffalo
  • Sep 27 – @Iowa State
  • Oct 4 – @Texas
  • Oct 11 – TCU
  • Oct 18 – @West Virginia
  • Nov 1 – Kansas
  • Nov 8 – @Oklahoma
  • Nov 22 – Oklahoma State
  • Nov 29 – Texas Tech (Arlington)
  • Dec 6 – Kansas State

The Bears are not going to fade away just yet.

They should be 4-0 when they venture into Austin but as the third road game in a row I think they will fall just short – which might be a spot to play the Longhorns if they are not the favourite. Look for a massive rebound performance in their shiny new digs against TCU who they play well against.

Against Oklahoma they will likely lose again but it will be close thanks to their offense and some conservative play calling by Big Game Bob.

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Early 2014 NFC North Division Predictions + Sportsbook Betting Odds

Betting on NFL Futures

The NFC North was a major disappointment during the 2013 NFL season. The Green Bay Packers won the division, but they did it with an unimposing 8-7-1 record. This, of course, came after the group had three teams with double-digit wins the year before.


2014 NFL Draft Handicapping Tips – Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears

Chicago had another disappointing season last year. When Aaron Rodgers got hurt they could have burst to the head of the division but again the second half proved to be more treacherous than expected.


Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Baylor Bears Free Pick – Odds & NCAA Tournament Predictions

Nebraska vs Baylor West Region Handicapping

The 11th seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers thought they had seen the last of the Baylor Bears after leaving the the Big 12 after the 2010-11 season, but will now face them in the second round of the NCAA tournament in the West Regional in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday.


Mercer Bears vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAA Tourney Betting Predictions & Preview

Mercer vs Duke Gambling Lines

The 14th-seeded Mercer Bears and the third-seeded Duke Blue Devils will open day two action in the Midwest Region at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday.


Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. Baylor Bears Odds & NCAAB Free Pick

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Baylor Bears Preview

Oklahoma State is 8-13 ATS with an O/U record of 13-8 and Baylor is 7-11-1 ATS with an O/U record of 11-7.


Kansas Jayhawks vs. Baylor Bears Gambling & NCAA Handicapping Prediction

KU vs Baylor CBB Picks

After starting conference play very strongly Kansas was dominated by Texas over the weekend.


West Virginia vs. Baylor Free Pick – Odds & NCAA Basketball Predictions

West Virginia vs Baylor CBB Hoops Handicapping

West Virginia arrives in Waco on Tuesday off a heartbreaking loss to No. 10 Oklahoma State, but will catch a break as they look to notch a win over a struggling Baylor squad that was ranked No. 13 before dropping all the way out of the Top 25 following four consecutive losses.

NCAA Football

Bears vs. Knights Gambling Prediction & 2014 Fiesta Bowl Preview

Baylor vs UCF College Football Spread/Handicapping

I was so glad to see both of these teams make the BCS but it is a little bittersweet to see them square off because now one of them has to lose. The winner will have some serious momentum heading into next season while likely becoming the darling of the 2013 season to boot.

NCAA Football

UCF vs. Baylor Fiesta Bowl Betting Predictions & Preview

Central Florida vs Baylor NCAA Football Handicapping

The 15th-ranked Central Florida Knights will battle the sixth-ranked Baylor Bears in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day.


Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Week 17 Betting Predictions & Preview

Packers vs Bears NFL Handicapping

The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will face off on Sunday in a game that will decide the NFC North. Both teams are coming off disheartening losses, but they’ll each need to find the motivation to get up for this pivotal game in a hurry.


Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 16 Betting Predictions & Preview

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Playoff Bubble Bash – Eagles Host Bears in Crucial NFC Tilt

The Chicago Bears head to Phili Sunday looking to build on a modest two game win streak and to keep their playoff hopes alive.