2013 NFL Thursday Night Football Week 6 Odds: Giants vs. Bears Print
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Thursday, 10 October 2013 13:30
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Giants vs. Bears Odds

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CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) – The sixth week of the NFL season gets started on Thursday night with the Chicago Bears hosting the New York Giants at 8:25PM ET on the NFL Network.

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Chicago is 3-2 overall, 2-1 at home and 1-3-1 against the spread. New York is 0-5 overall, 0-3 on the road and 0-5 against the spread. The road team has won seven of the last eight in this series.

Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in 5 of the last 6 in this series. New York is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 Thursday games while Chicago is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 Week-6 games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Chicago is the clear favorite at home, as the Bears have odds of -7.5 points against the Giants. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Bears favored by 9.5 points. The spread made a quick drop to 7.5. The over/under total opened at 45 points, but slowly moved its way up to 47.

The Bears started the season 3-0, but have since lost two straight, including a 26-18 loss at home to the Saints last Sunday. The Bears haven’t quite been great at stopping teams on defense, as they are giving up over 375 yards per game, but they are creating turnovers. They have six interceptions and eight fumble recoveries as a unit, while forcing a total of 12 fumbles. When it comes to offense, Jay Cutler has thrown for 1,368 yards and 10 touchdowns this season while Alshon Jeffery is leading the team in receiving with 28 catches for 429 yards and two scores.

New York fell to a surprising 0-5 this season with a 36-21 loss at home to the Eagles last week. The Giants are getting shredded on defense, giving up nearly 400 yards per game. On offense, New York has the worst ground game in the NFL, posting just 56.8 yards per contest. Eli Manning is doing what he can, as he has thrown for 1,482 yards and eight touchdowns, but also has 12 interceptions. Victor Cruz has 31 catches for 473 yards and four scores.

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In terms of Injuries, New York running back David Wilson is out for this game with a neck injury, as is center David Baas. Chicago defensive tackle Stephen Paea is questionable with a toe injury, while tight end Martellus Bennett is questionable with a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Bears, as Chicago is getting 55% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points against the Giants on Thursday night.

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