Kickoff from the Peach State is set for 1:00 ET. The Bears (3-2, 3-1-1 ATS) have already struggled this year against their NFC South opponents, going 0-2 SU and 0-1-1 ATS. The exact opposite can be said about Atlanta, who is 2-0 SU and 2-0 ATS against the NFC North. Chicago has put up at least 24 points in four of its first five games this season.
QB Kyle Orton had a fantastic day last Sunday, as he torched the Lions defense for 334 yards and two touchdowns. Chicago dominated just about every statistic, as they destroyed Detroit in time of possession, rushing yards, passing yards, sacks, and turnovers.
The 27-point margin of victory led to an early victory celebration for NFL betting fans that backed the Bears, as it was more than enough to beat the closing football betting line of (-3.5). The NFL betting odds have been stacked against Atlanta (3-2, 3-2 ATS) all season, as their over/under season win total was only set at 4.5.
They can move one step closer towards mocking the oddsmakers and rewarding their football betting gurus this weekend against the Bears. Last week, the Falcons went into Lambeau Field and upset the Green Bay Packers 27-24 as 3.5-point underdogs, even though the line suggested that the oddsmakers thought that Aaron Rodgers wasn’t starting under center for the Pack.
Rookie QB Matt Ryan is proving his value to the Falcons front office, as he went 16/26 for 194 yards and two scores in the victory. RB Michael “The Burner” Turner has been outstanding this season. The Northern Illinois product ran for 121 yards and a TD on Sunday, and now leads the league with 543 rushing yards and six rushing scores.
Oddsmakers have installed the Bears as 3-point road favorites in this NFC showdown, with the ‘total’ coming in at 43.5.