Panthers vs. Bears Free Pick
Line Movement: The Bears opened as a 7.5-point favorite but the spread has been bet up to 9 at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 44 and has been bet down to 43 or as low as 42.5 at some books.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 57% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Bears. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Carolina. According to latest NFL trends, the underdog is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the road squad is 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings. After playing on Monday Night Football, the Bears are coming off a short week of both rest and preparation and also picked up a big win over a divisional rival (the Lions). Now they host a non-divisional foe that has struggled all season in Carolina, which is due to have a good offensive performance. Look for Cam Newton to play better than expected and for the Panthers to get their running game going with Jonathan Stewart as the starter. The Bears will likely cover as the home squad but the Panthers cover the 9.
2012 NFL WEEK 8 FREE PICK: CAROLINA PANTHERS +9Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!