On Monday night football the Chicago Bears will travel to face the San Francisco 49ers in a week twelve NFL pro football game. Kick off time from San Francisco is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The betting odds came out with the home team San Francisco 49ers favored by –4 points with an over under of 38 ½ points. Early money has landed on the side of the home team as San Francisco is now favored by -5 points. The total has not moved off the opener of 38 ½ points.
The Bears and 49ers meet on Monday for the first time since the 2009 season where the 49ers pulled out the 10-6 home win as a -3 ½ point favorite. The total came in at under 43 points. NFL Trend: San Francisco 49ers are 3-1 to the under in their past four games.
Chicago falls to 7-2 on the season following a 13-6 home loss on Sunday night football to the Houston Texans as a -1 point favorite. The game came in at under 37 points. The Bears offense put up 249 yards in a bad weather game with 115 rushing on 23 attempts. They have four turnovers and take two away from Houston. Jay Cutler hits on 7 of 14 passes for 40 yards and two interceptions. Cutler suffered a concussion and will not play on Monday. In relief veteran Jason Campbell hits on 11 of 19 passes for 94 yards. Campbell has several years as a starter with both the Redskins and Raiders. He is one of those QB’s who will frustrate you on third down as he often dumps down and completes short of the sticks. Chicago allows Houston 215 yards offensively with 127 running the football on 35 carries. The Bears defense is good ranking high in many categories. On offense they are 27th in total offense with just 316 yards a game.
San Francisco fell to 6-2-1 on the year following a 24-24 overtime tie against the St Louis Rams last week as a -13 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 38 points. The 49ers force overtime by overcoming a 10 point deficit in the fourth quarter. They blow a chance of winning in overtime as David Akers misses a chip shot field goal. The team puts up 341 yards with 183 rushing on 34 carries. Alex Smith hits on 7 of 8 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Smith left the game early with a concussion. After passing medical tests this week Smith is listed as probable for Sunday. He is completing 70% of his passes with 13 touchdowns and 5 picks. San Francisco allows St Louis 458 offensive yards with 159 coming from their ground attack on 37 rushes. The 49ers are the number one running team in the league with 170 yards rushing per game. They are number one in scoring defense giving up just 14 points a game.