Football gambling started off great for the San Francisco 49ers with 4 consecutive payouts with the NFL lines but they have also fallen on hard times. The Bears and 49ers will meet in a critical football gambling matchup that will likely damage the playoff aspirations of the loser with the NFL lines for the rest of the season.
The Chicago Bears have a football gambling record of 4-4 both straight up and against the spread. The Bears are coming off a bad football gambling loss to Arizona last week 21-41 as 1-point home favorites.
The Bears defense has been a significant football gambling disappointment as it has failed to live up to the preseason hype and ranks 22nd in points allowed. Third downs have been a source of considerable football gambling frustration for both handicappers and head coach Lovie Smith.
Last week Arizona converted their first 8 third downs against the Bears. “Defensively, third downs have killed us most of the year.” said Smith. “They hurt us again (against the Cardinals.” The San Francisco 49ers have a football gambling record of 3-5 straight up and 5-2-1 with the NFL lines to become one of the top values on the board this year.
San Francisco has cooled off recently, however, with a football gambling mark of 1-2-1 against the spread in their last 4 games. A plodding offense continues to be the football gambling problem for the 49ers as they rank 27th in the NFL for total yards.
San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis had some colorful quotes and boasts about what the 49ers could do to the beleaguered Bears defense. “I think we can destroy their front,” said Davis. “The guys up front, I think we can destroy them. I don’t see anything spectacular about their front line.”
49ers head coach Mike Singletary has not lost focus during his team’s football gambling slump. “Obviously, this is not the most exciting time in the world right now,” said the coach.
“I would say they biggest thing is we just have to continue working, we just have to continue going forward.” San Francisco has gotten the money 5 consecutive times at home against Chicago.