Bears vs. 49ers MNF Free Picks
NFL Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the 49ers as 5-point favorites versus the Bears, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 35 points. Chicago is 7-2 overall and 3-1 on the road, while San Francisco is 6-2 overall and 3-1 at home.
Line Movement: The 49ers opened as a 4-point favorite but the line was quickly bet up to 5 points. The total opened at 38.5 but has dropped to 35 following the announcement that Alex Smith won't play.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 91% of NFL public bettors currently favor the 49ers. 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 San Francisco. According to latest NFL trends, San Francisco is 7-0 ATS L7 at home in series and 6-0 ATS on Monday night football. Chicago is 0-5-1 ATS before playing Minnesota Chicago not only lost to Houston at home last Sunday night, 13-6 (laying 1), but also lost quarterback Jay Cutler to a concussion. With Cutler unlikely to play, the Bears will now have to turn to QB Jason Campbell, who is serviceable, but now has to face another very good defense. The Niners rank 5th against the pass (196.8ypg) and 7th against the run (95.3ypg). The Niners also lost QB Alex Smith (concussion) last week in their 24-24 tie with the Rams, but he could play Monday night. Colin Kaepernick is a better option than Campbell.
2012 NFL FREE PICK: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -5