NFL Week 14 Betting: Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos Odds, Prediction, and Pick

Denver Broncos

What an interesting match-up we have here.  The Chicago Bears have now lost quarterback Jay Cutler, AND running back Matt Forte, which is a very unfortunate swing for a team who was playing incredibly well before the injuries hit.  The Bears are now 7-5 and have lost two in a row, including a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week in which they scored only three points for the entire game.  Quarterback Caleb Hanie simply hasn’t been able to get the job done, and the team will need more from him in order to get back into the talks of realistic teams for the NFC’s Wild Card.  While the team is currently in the Wild Card, they definitely aren’t a favorite after the injuries.  The Bears will look to Hanie, Marion Barber, and their strong defense to keep the season alive, and it starts this week against a hot Denver Broncos team.

What can we say about the FIRST PLACE Denver Broncos?  Well, two words about sum it, Tim Tebow.  Tebow has been sensational and has done an excellent job of not turning the ball over during their five game winning streak.  This Broncos team is now 7-5 and are serious contenders to not only make the playoffs, but to make some noise come playoff time as well.  It’s tough to beat a team like the Broncos who don’t turn the ball over and play incredibly strong defense as well.  Denver looks to keep their win streak going at home this week, and the game will kick off at 4:05pm EST.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

Chicago Bears: +3.5

Denver Broncos: -3.5

Free Prediction

I’m not sure if everyone is buying into the Denver Broncos yet, but I know that I am.  This team is for real, and they’ll be in the playoffs this year.  I refuse to bet against Tim Tebow in the clutch, and we are in the late stretch of the season in which everything will be decided.  The Bears haven’t looked like the Bears since losing Jay Cutler, and I don’t expect that to change this week on the road against a Denver defense which is hitting on all cylinders right now.  I’ll take the Broncos to get the job done, and Tebow to have another strong all around day this weekend.  Broncos by a touchdown here to move to 8-5 and hold on to first place in the AFC West.

Prediction:  Denver Broncos- 21 Chicago Bears- 14

Free Pick

The Bears went into last week’s game at home against a 4-7 Chiefs team as -7.5 point favorites, and lost by 7.  This week, they are +3.5 on the road to a team that is better than the Chiefs in my opinion.  I’d like to say that the Bears could turn it around and save their season, but it’ll be tough against a quarterback who isn’t making many mistakes, and also the fact that their offense has failed to do much of anything.  All this adds up to me picking the Denver Broncos here at home to win and cover the -3.5.

Pick:  Denver Broncos -3.5