Vegas has us and the Lions winning 8 games this year. Green Bay a top-5 team in the NFL.

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    Get your money ready: Vegas releases win totals for 2014 season


    Denver Broncos -- 11
    Seattle Seahawks -- 11
    New England Patriots -- 10.5
    San Francisco Patriots -- 10.5
    Green Bay Packers -- 10
    New Orleans Saints -- 9.5
    Indianapolis Colts -- 9.5
    Cincinnati Bengals -- 9
    Philadelphia Eagles -- 9
    Baltimore Ravens -- 8.5
    Pittsburgh Steelers -- 8.5

    Detroit Lions -- 8
    Chicago Bears -- 8

    Atlanta Falcons -- 8
    Carolina Panthers -- 8
    Kansas City Chiefs -- 8
    San Diego Chargers -- 8
    Dallas Cowboys -- 8
    Miami Dolphins -- 8
    Houston Texans -- 7.5
    New York Giants -- 7.5
    Arizona Cardinals -- 7.5
    St. Louis Rams -- 7.5
    Washington Redskins -- 7.5
    Tennessee Titans -- 7
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- 7
    New York Jets -- 7
    Cleveland Browns -- 6.5
    Buffalo Bills -- 6.5

    Minnesota Vikings -- 6
    Oakland Raiders -- 5
    Jacksonville Jaguars -- 4.5
     
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    Meh. Probably based on that road schedule we open with plus a Sunday/Thursday sequence Thanksgiving week. I'd say we need to be far more prepared week one this year than were last year.

    Five of the first eight games are on the road including SF, Carolina, and NE on the road. Tough way to open a season and hope to do any better than 5-3 and it could be worse at 3-5 which really puts us in a hole. Gotta come out playing playoff caliber football right from the get go if we expect to win 10 or 11 games.
     
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    I think 8 is too few even with the schedule
     
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    Lets also remember that Vegas is looking to make people bet 1 way or another to get money on the side they really want, they aren't all about looking at the schedule and saying the team will win this much soley based on talent and strength of schedule.
     
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    Because "Strength of Schedule" is a collegiate barometer?
     
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    Oh well, if the odds makers says so, I guess we should toss in the towel now. Did they say which 8 games we will win? This way we only need to waste time watching those games.
     
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    Post the odds from last year.

    P.S. I would wager all my money on the fourth ranked San Francisco Patriots.
     
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    Liike Ric said, these are the opening lines. They move up and down as the public decides. Vegas readjusts based on where the money is going. Betting is also what changes the point spread, even if Vegas doesn't want to, as best demonstrated in SB XLII.

    If you don't know that, it's understandable to say "we're being disrespected." However, we should wait until much closer to kickoff before actually freaking out about what Vegas' odds are.


    I'm not suggesting this, but if you truly believe in the Bears, you would want to invest now, rather than later, as Chicago has one of the larger fanbases, and the predicted wins may increase by one or two.
     
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    guarantee the reason they put GB at 10, is b/c anything less and the bets all would have went to the over. Right now I bet only a small majority go w/the over b/c 10 is a high number for a team that only won 8 games last year.
     
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    buyer of jags (4.5) and bears (8) there, seller of cowboys (8) and chiefs (8)

    hold me to that next Jan ;)
     
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