Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals - 9/23/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bears (1-1) at Arizona Cardinals (0-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 4:25 pm (University of Phoenix Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Cardinals +4.5 -- Over/Under: 40 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bears will visit the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday for Week 3 NFL activity.
The Bears come into this game with a 1-1 record overall. Chicago took a tough loss 24-23 to their rival Packers in Week 1, but then bounced back for a solid home victory over the Seahawks this past Monday 24-17.
In the Seattle game, Bears QB Mitch Trubisky tossed for 200 yards, two touchdowns and two picks, and Jordan Howard led the rush with 35 yards on 14 carries. Allen Robinson was the top Bears receiver with 10 catches for 83 yards.
As for the Cardinals, they are 0-2 following a pair of limp efforts. In Week 1, Arizona fell to the Redskins 24-6, then got progressively worse against the Rams this past Sunday in a 34-0 blowout loss.
In the Rams game, Arizona QB Sam Bradford put up just 90 pass yards with a pick, and veteran Larry Fitzgerald led the receivers on just 28 yards from three catches. David Johnson was the top Cards rusher with 13 carries for 48 yards.
The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 5-2 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Chicago is also 4-9 ATS in their last 13 in September and the under is 4-0 in their last four versus a team with a losing record.
Meanwhile, the Cards are 5-2 ATS in their last seven following an ATS loss and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 versus the NFC. Arizona is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 in Week 3 and 0-6 ATS in their last six in September.
In their limited action so far this year, the Bears have looked pretty good overall. Sure, they inexcusably gave away a big lead to the Packers in Week 1, but the win over Seattle on the national stage should help reinforce confidence.
As for the Cardinals, there’s not a whole lot to get excited about there; the team has put up a grand total of six points so far and simply must get their offense in gear if they want to compete with anyone. I have zero confidence in Arizona right now, and with the reinvigorated Chicago pass rush I don’t see the Bears losing this game.