Arizona vs. Chicago Preview

The Arizona Cardinals and the Chicago Bears will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Soldier Field.

Arizona at Chicago
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 20, 2015
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX.
LINE: Cardinals -2. O/U: 46
PREDICTION: Cardinals 27, Bears 23
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Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 1½-point favorites versus the Bears, while the game’s total is sitting at 44½.

Chicago stayed in the game against the Packers thanks to a huge effort from Matt Forte (141 rushing yards, TD). The Bears likely will have a tougher time running the ball against Arizona and will need Jay Cutler to improve upon last week’s 18-of-36 performance for 225 yards with a TD and an interception. Chicago’s defense did a solid job against the pass, limiting Aaron Rodgers to 189 yards, but surrendered touchdowns on four of Green Bay’s five trips to the red zone.

Chicago was a 31-23 loser in its last match at home against the Packers. They failed to cover the +6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 54 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team record: 0-1 SU,0-1 ATS
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 4-14-1 ATS in its last 19 games at home
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Arizona came away from Week 1 with some concerns about the secondary, as New Orleans’ Drew Brees rolled up 355 passing yards. The Cardinals might force the Bears to beat them through the air, however, as they boast the league’s best run defense through one week after holding New Orleans to 54 yards on 20 carries. Palmer completed passes to eight receivers last week, with second-year receiver John Brown (four receptions, 46 yards) and tight end Darren Fells (four, 82) making touchdown catches.

The Cardinals were a 31-19 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Saints. They covered the -2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (50) made winners of OVER bettors.

Team record: 1-0 SU,1-0 ATS
Arizona is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Arizona is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago

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