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Football Odds - Bears at Falcons

Football odds for NBC Sunday Night Football have the Atlanta Falcons as 3.5 football betting home favorites against the Chicago Bears in this matchup of NFC contenders.

Football odds players have gotten excellent football betting profits from both teams this year as the Bears and Falcons look even better than advertised in preseason. The Chicago Bears had a bye week after beating the football odds on October 4 in a 48-24 home win over the Detroit Lions.

The Bears have a football betting record of 3-1 both straight up and against the spread and are in second place behind the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North.

Quarterback Jay Cutler had a terrible opening game in a loss to the football odds at Green Bay but has steadily improved and has a 64% completion percentage good for 901 yards with 8 touchdown passes.  The ground game has been less than stellar, however, and must improve production for the Bears to maintain success with the football odds.

The Bears rank 7th in scoring while ranking 13th in points allowed.  The sub-par defensive performance with the football odds has head coach Lovie Smith concerned and more involved.

“Everything that goes wrong with our program, as I see it, comes back to me, the head football coach”, said Smith, who has taken over defensive play calling duties.  The Atlanta Falcons are coming off their best win of the season last week as they beat the football odds at San Francisco 45-10.

Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 329 yards and a touchdown while Michael Turner ran for 97 yards and 3 TD’s.  Roddy White was another major asset with the football odds as he had 210 yards receiving with 2 touchdowns while the defense had 3 takeaways.  The Falcons rank 4th in points allowed this year.

Ryan continues to improve and has a QB rating of 102.9 with 7 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions.  The Falcons are proving to football odds bettors that they were not a fluke team from last year and are a legitimate threat to take their second consecutive NFC South title.

The win improved their record to 3-1 both straight up and against the spread.   Atlanta trails 4-0 New Orleans in the NFC South.