NFL gambling handicappers still have a lot of skepticism about the long term prospects of the Seattle Seahawks after their 2-2 start to the football betting season.
Chicago will host Seattle on Sunday. This game is scheduled for a 1:05 PM kickoff for a telecast on FOX. Be sure and open an account today at Sports-Gambling for side and total action on this NFC matchup.
The resurgent Chicago Bears have a record of 4-1 straight up and 3-2 with the NFL odds as they are coming off a most impressive 23-6 win and payout at Carolina as starting Jay Cutler had the day off due to injury and running back Matt Forte took over the offense with 166 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns.
Todd Collins threw 4 interceptions in subbing for Cutler but the Monsters of the Midway defense put out the fires. Chicago ranks 6th overall for total defense and 5th for points allowed. The offense ranks 23rd for scoring.
Cutler is recovering from a week 4 concussion and is still questionable for this one. Chicago has gone under the total in 4 out of 5 games this year.
The Seattle Seahawks have a record of 2-2 both straight up and with the NFL lines and are coming off a bye week that followed a 20-3 loss at St. Louis. Seattle ranks 28th for total offense and 26th for total defense as new head coach Pete Carroll struggles to turn the franchise around.
Veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been awful with a 70.7 QB rating and 4/6 touchdown/interception ratio.
It hasn’t always been pretty but the Bears are getting the job done and showing improvement with their new coordinators and by being opportunistic against mistake prone opponents. Seattle has been dreadful on the road and Soldier Field will not be an easy place to pull off an upset.
Seattle’s well known road game woes are long term has they have gotten the money in just 16 out of their last 51 away games. The Bears on the other hand have gotten the money in just 9 out of their last 31 games that follow a straight up win. These two teams have gone over the NFL gambling total in 4 consecutive matchups.