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Bears vs. 49ers Betting Lines

Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers
When: 8:30pm EST. Monday, November 19, 2012
Where: Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

The Chicago Bears 7-2 (5-4 ATS) come into this game with a lead in the NFC North, but the Packers aren’t far behind. The home team San Francisco 49ers 6-2-1 (5-4 ATS) come into this matchup after a disappointing week 11 tie against the Rams.

Jay Cutler has been ruled out for the game on MNF (Jason Campbell will start) and Alex Smith is still questionable although expected to play. Frank Gore is expected to play as well this week after a good week of practice, but there’s no doubt that this game is riddled with injuries.

Chicago vs. SF Betting Lines

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Spread
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Spread
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Bears
49ers
+4 (-110)
-4 (-110)
+175
-200
+3.5 (-110)
-3.5 (-110)
+167
-190
Over/Under
o35 (-110) / u35 (-110)
o34.5 (-110) / u34.5 (-110)

The Bears vs. 49ers betting lines opened late due to the injuries in this game. The 49ers opened as -7 point favorites and the over/under opened at O/U 36.5 points. Although the lines opened late, there’s been a fair amount of movement already. The 49ers are now -3.5 to -4 favorites on the spread, and the over/under has come down to the 34.5 to 35 range.

I what should be low scoring games, I tend to take underdogs and the points. The same can be said in this game, taking the Bears +4 (-110) at BetOnline.com.

Bears vs. 49ers Betting Preview

With Cutler out of the line-up, the tight point spread tell us the Bears defense is getting a lot of respect. The Bears defense ranks #2 in points against (14.8 PPG), 10th in pass yards (215 PYPG) and 4th in rush yards against (92.3 RYPG).

Chicago’s offense has ranked amongst the worst in passing yards all season, so losing Cutler might not be that bad. Matt Forte is going to have a ton more pressure on him though, as the Bears 9th ranked rushing offense (127 RYPG) will have to play great.

With Smith won’t be 100% in this game, and the 49ers #1 rushing attack (170.2 RYPG) will get a lot of work on MNF. Frank Gore is likely to struggle against the Bears 4th ranked rushing defense (92.3 RYPG), which will force Smith to make plays downfield.

Forte and Michael Bush are both likely to struggle as well in this game, as the 49ers rank 6th against the rush (95.3 RYPG). This is going to be a very slow game in my opinion and it could be very similar to the MNF game we watched last week in the rain.

Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers Picks

Bet on Chicago Bears +4 (-110) at BetOnline

The Bears should keep this game close. The 49ers don’t have a lethal passing attack by any means, so both teams will be rushing the football a lot and it’s unlikely that San Fran will be able to run away with this game despite being at home in week 11.

With totals this low on MNF I like to avoid the over/under. Both teams are unlikely to score much, but both defenses are capable of scoring points. Plus, with Campbell in the game you never know how he’ll play. The Bears vs 49ers over/under looks like a gamble to me, not enough predictability here.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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