Eberflus Finds Himself as Odds-on Favorite to be first coach fired this season – will tomorrow’s game seal his fate?
Chicago Bears' head coach, Matt Eberflus, finds himself at a pivotal juncture in his coaching career as he faces mounting pressure to secure his first win of the 2023 NFL season. Tomorrow’s game against the Washington Commanders at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, at 8:15 pm ET, has placed Eberflus squarely on the hot seat – and perched high atop the ranking of betting odds as the first coach to be fired this NFL season at online sportsbook, BetUS.com.
"The odds are stacked against Eberflus and the Bears as they enter the game as +6-point underdogs against the Commanders," says Tim Williams, Director of Public Relations at BetUS, the original online sportsbook marking its 30th NFL season this year. "With Eberflus at the helm, the Bears are facing a challenging road ahead, with the Commanders as clear favorites (-265) on the moneyline, or outright winner for Thursday’s game.”
Another loss might be all it takes to seal Eberflus’ fate, and bettors know it. “Eberflus has surged to the top of our betting odds as the first coach to be fired this season, an unenviable distinction for which he now is the clear favorite with –260 odds, leagues ahead of the second most likely candidate to get his walking papers, the Raiders’ Josh McDaniels, who carries +400 odds in our ‘first coach to be fired’ betting market.”
Adding to the pressure is the fact that the Chicago Bears have been unable to secure a victory in their last 14 consecutive games, including the four games played in the current 2023/24 season. These consecutive losses underscore the urgency for change and improvement within the franchise.
However, there may still be some believers out there, for which BetUS offers another unique betting proposition: bettors can be on Everflus NOT being fired this season, at odds of +170 (an implied probability of 37.04%).
And for those that believe Everflus will indeed be fired this season but won’t be the first to have his head roll, the odds at BetUS are –260 that Everflus will be fired at some point during the current season – a 72.22% implied probability.
Amidst the mounting uncertainty, there has been growing speculation about potential coaching candidates to replace Eberflus. Names such as Todd Monken, Ben Johnson, Ken Dorsey, and Kellen Moore have surfaced as potential successors, each bringing their unique strengths and coaching backgrounds to the forefront.
"With the Chicago Bears' season hanging in the balance, all eyes are on the outcome of tomorrow's game against the Washington Commanders," says Williams, "as the pressure on Coach Matt Eberflus continues to intensify, a victory could potentially provide a lifeline, while a defeat might bring about significant changes in the coaching ranks."
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Bears were +6 point underdogs at BetUS for their Thursday Night Football clash with the Washington Commanders, and +215 moneyline underdogs. The game total (over/under) was set at 44 points.