NFL Betting Predictions: Indianapolis Colts vs Chicago Bears

NFL Betting Predictions: Indianapolis Colts vs Chicago Bears

 

In week one NFL football action we have the Indianapolis Colts traveling to Soldier Stadium to take on the Chicago Bears in what will be Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck’s first pro game. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Chicago Bears as large -9 point favorites over the Colts.

Andrew Luck showed us why he was the number one pick of the draft this preseason showing exceptional decision making and a great release while finding his open receivers. Luck will be throwing too wide-outs Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie as his number one and two receivers and will see LaVon Brazil and Donnie Avery in the slot.

New starting running back in town for the Colts with Donald Brown expected to take a majority of the carries while veteran third down back Mewelde Moore should come out of the backfield in passing downs. Indianapolis defense got better with the trade of draft picks for conerback Vontae Davis to greatly improve their secondary, and they still have one of the best pas rushing tandems in football with defensive ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney.

The Chicago Bears made some huge acquisitions this off-season starting with running back Michael Bush while starter Matt Forte was in contract dispute. Then a huge pick up with WR Brandon Marshall from Miami for peanuts ( late round draft picks) which really made QB Jay Cutler happy to reunite with his ole wide out and finally gives him a dangerous receiving threat in Chicago.

Chicago’s defense as always will be tough to score on with stars DE Julius Peppers, linebackers Brian Urlachers and Lance Briggs on the field. Their secondary is pretty good too with Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings as the starting corners.

NFL Betting Predictions Indianapolis Colts vs Chicago Bears:

This is a tough matchup for a rookie QB as the Indianapolis Colts rookie Andrew Luck will have to play against a perennially tough Chicago Bears defense. I look for the rookie to look very much like a rookie and the Chicago Bears to win this one easily at home.

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