The Chicago Bears will hit the road in week sixteen to face the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Arizona is scheduled for 4:25PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The betting odds from this NFL game opened up with the road team Chicago Bears favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 36 ½ points. Early money from the betting public has not moved this line or total as Chicago remains favored by -5 ½ points with the over under line of 36 ½ points.
The two teams last met in the 2009 season where the Cardinals posted the 41-21 road win against the Bears as a +1 point underdog. The total landed over 44 ½ points. NFL Trend: Chicago Bears are 1-5 ATS in their past six games.
Chicago travels to Arizona with a record of 8-6 on the season. The team is 3-3 on the road. They are tied with three teams with identical records for the sixth and final seed in the NFC playoffs with two games remaining. The Bears have hit a funk at the worst possible time with three straight losses and five losses in their past six games. The offense has been atrocious as the team has averaged just 11 points a game during those five defeats. They come off the 21-13 home loss last week to the Green Bay Packers as a +3 point underdog to lose the NFC North division. The game landed under 43 points. Chicago had just 190 offensive yards and got outgained by Green Bay b 201 yards. The Bears defense surrendered 278 passing yards to the Packers. Jay Cutler completed just 12 of 21 throws for 135 yards with a touchdown and pick. Just seven passes were thrown to receivers downfield. The Bears have the 29th offense in football and the 5th ranked defense. They are third in the league in scoring defense by allowing 17 points a game.
Arizona Cardinals are playoff eliminated as they enter play with a 5-9 record. The team is 4-3 straight up at home. The Cardinals broke a nine game losing streak last week in a 38-10 home win against the Detroit Lions as a +6 point underdog. The game landed over 43 ½ points. Arizona’s offense produced just 196 yards with quarterback Ryan Lindley hitting on 14 of 21 throws for 104 yards and a pick. The Cardinals defense forced four Lions turnovers and returned two intercepted passes for touchdowns. The Cardinals have the worst ranked offense and run game in the NFL. The team is 30th in scoring with 16 points a game. They ranked 11th on defense by allowing 335 yards per game and are good at defending the pass with a top five ranking in the league. Rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley completes just 51% of his passes with no touchdowns and six picks.