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Bears Open Up As Big Favorites Against the Giants in Week 6

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears Week 6 Preview

Start: Thursday, October 10th 2013 at 8:25pm ET
Where: Soldiers Field in Chicago, Illinois
Watch: Live on NFL Network

The New York Giants 0-5 (0-5 ATS) have been a great team to fade this season, but the point spreads are starting to catch up to how they’re playing, as the Chicago Bears 3-2 (1-3-1 ATS) have already been bet up to –9 points at most major betting shops.

Giants vs. Bears Betting Lines

Chicago opened up as a –7.5 point favorite, but the home side has already been bet up to –9 and it wouldn’t surprise me if this point spread ends up at –10 by Thursday night. The over/under is sitting at 47.5 points currently and I don’t expect much line movement.

Bovada Live Odds
New York Giants
Chicago Bears
Point Spread:
+9 (-110)
-9 (-110)
Money Line
+300
-360
Game Total
O47.5 (-110)
U47.5 (-110)

Can the G-Men Snap Out of Their Current Losing Streak

The Giants haven’t started 0-5 since 1987 and the team isn’t playing like they’re ready to bounce back. New York was up 21-19 in the 3rd quarter this past week against the Eagles, but Manning tossed two interceptions in the 4th quarter and the Eagles won 36-21.

Eli Manning now leads the league with 12 interceptions. He has only completed 53.7% (109/203) of his passes for 1482 passing yards and 8 TD’s this season. The offense has scored an average of 16.4 PPG (30th) while gaining 280.2 PYPG (10th) and 56.8 RYPG (32nd).

The defense has also been playing terribly, but part of the problem has been the turnovers and the opposition getting short fields to work with. The G-Men have allowed 36.4 PPG (32nd), 269.2 PYPG (22nd) and 126 RYPG (27th) defensively to start the season.

It looks like David Wilson will be out this week with an injury, so Brandon Jacobs will receive most of the carries. Jacobs has already had 22 carries, but he has gained just 2.2 yards rush attempt and his longest run on the season has been just 7 yards.

Will the Bears Be Able to Break Their 2-Game Skid

Chicago started the season 3-0, but they’ve since lost to the Lions (40-32) and the Saints (26-18). Chicago should be able to break the losing streak at Soldiers Field against a winless Giants team, but the point spread is much higher than I thought it would be.

Normally it’s the defense that wins games for the Bears, but this year it has been the offense. Chicago is scoring 29 PPG (4th) thanks to a decent passing attack (260.6 PYPG – 12th) and run game (108 RYPG – 16th), but the defense needs to step up and play better.

Chicago’s defense is allowing 28 PPG (26th), 278.4 PYPG (24th) and 98.2 RYPG (13th). It has still been difficult to run on the Bears, but the secondary is giving up way too many yards. The defense has forced 2.8 takeaways per game (4th), which has helped a lot.

Alshon Jeffrey has stepped up the last two weeks with 15 receptions for 325 yards and 1 TD. Brandon Marshall continues to draw in double coverage and that has helped Jeffrey shine. Both players should have success against the below average Giants secondary.

Bears vs. Giants Best Bets

This week the point spread doesn’t interest me in the Thursday Night Football game. If the Giants get to +10 I’d even consider them, but with the way they’re playing I think it’s best to avoid the spread and take a shot on the over 47.5 points at Bovada.

Both defenses are allowing plenty of points and this game shouldn’t be any different. The G-Men have allowed 31+ points in every single game this season while the Bears defense has given up 21+ points in every game. This game should easily eclipse 50+ points.

Turnovers should also help the total go over. Manning has been throwing some terrible passes this season and the Bears defense is still good enough to make him pay. Jay Cutler already has 6 INT’s on the season as well and should be good for at least 1 this week.

I expect Matt Forte to have a breakout game this week as well. Forte already has 375 rushing yards (81 Carries) and 200 receiving yards (27 receptions). He should have a big game out of the backfield and I think he’ll have a multiple TD game.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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