Tonight preseason NFL football will be in the spotlight when potential Superbowl contender Chicago hosts Jacksonville at 8 PM ET on ESPN. Jacksonville vs Chicago Betting Odds have Chicago -3.5 on the spread with 65% of expert NFL picks on the Bears. Chicago (1-0) opened the preseason with a 34-28 route of Philadelphia as +1 home underdogs. Jacksonville (1-0) also got off to a winning start with a 16-10 win over Tampa Bay as -2.5 home favorites. Our Expert NFL Picks crew broke down this exhibition. Jacksonville vs Chicago Betting Odds have Jacksonville as + 160 moneyline underdogs (Bet $100 to win $160) at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
Expert NFL Picks Analysis: Chicago head coach Marc Trestman has become known as something of a quarterback guru which bodes well for preseason play. Backing up All-Pro Bears QB Jay Cutler is former 2nd rounder Jimmy Clausen who has shown promise. Behind Clausen is big 6th year veteran Jordan Palmer who has a firm grasp of Trestman’s offense. Behind Palmer is accurate rookie 6th rounder David Fales and former collegiate standout Jerrod Johnson. Chicago has good depth on both sides of the ball and a position battle at wideout could make for some inspired offensive play. Jacksonville vs Chicago Betting Odds Total is at 42.5 points
Jacksonville’s offense will take time for rookie 1st rounder Blake Bortles to get used to along with solid backup Chad Henne. Backing up Bortles and Henne is strong-armed rookie free-agent Stephen Morris and lightly regarded 4th year veteran Ricky Stanzi. The Jags have position battles everywhere which should make for some highly spirited preseason play. The Jaguars overall depth is mediocre with major question marks on the offensive line and defensive run stoppers.
Expert NFL Predictions Summary: Being played in primetime this game will have some regular season intensity. The Bears superior quarterback depth and overall talent will give them the edge. Expect underrated Bears backup tight end Zach Miller to be one of the favorite targets against the Jags suspect covermen.
Expert NFL Predictions Play: Chicago -3.5 spread at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE