(BetMGM) The Chicago Bears are commanding 12.5% of the BetMGM handle to win the NFC North.
That represents the 19th-highest handle share among all teams within their respective divisions and is a few percentage points higher than the Bears' share at this point last year. As of Monday, the Bears are tied with the Vikings for the second-shortest odds to win the division.
The Bears’ 12.5% handle share for the NFC North ranks a distant second to the Detroit Lions' 71.1%. That disparity speaks to bettors’ offseason obsession with the Lions to snap a 27-year division title drought.
Bears in 2022
Two days before the 2022 NFL season started, the Bears' handle share of 4.6% ranked last in the division by a mile and 28th among all NFL teams within their own division.
At +1100 odds (after opening at +650 and slowly declining throughout the offseason), the Bears were one of the least-bet teams entering the 2022 season.
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