49ers vs. Bears Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Chicago is favored at home today, as the Bears are getting odds of -3 points against the 49ers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 41 points. Chicago has won two of the last three meetings with the 49ers and these two have hit the over in three of their last four encounters. The public betting in this game has 59 percent going on the 49ers on the road. Sunday’s game takes place from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois and will air live on CBS.
San Francisco is 1-10 on the season following a 24-13 loss to the Seahawks at home last week. The 49ers have hit the under in three of their last four games and are 6-5 with the under this season. San Francisco is putting up 17 points and 344.7 yards per game this season on offense. The team is hoping that Jimmy Garoppolo will give them a boost this week as he makes his first start for the team since being traded. Carlos Hyde is the team’s leading rusher with 639 yards and four touchdowns while Marquise Goodwin is the leading receiver with 27 catches for 578 yards and a score. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 25.8 points and 385.1 yards per game.
Chicago is coming off a 31-3 loss at Philadelphia last week for its fourth straight loss. The Bears are now 3-8 on the season and 7-4 with the under, though they have hit the over in two of their last three games. The Bears are struggling on offense, putting up 16.1 points and 304.6 yards per game. Mitchell Trubisky has thrown for 1,135 yards and four touchdowns to go with four interceptions. He has also run for 175 yards. Jordan Howard is the leading rusher with 847 yards and five scores while Tarik Cohen has 262 rushing yards with 267 receiving yards. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 22.9 points and 345.5 yards per game.
Just when it looked liked Trubisky was making progress, he was put back in his place by the Eagles last week. However, San Francisco is not Philadelphia. I think the rookie gets back to showing progress this week against a poor defense and I also expect Garoppolo to give San Francisco a boost on offense. This is his chance to really show what he can do and earn himself a big contract in the offseason.
NFL WEEK 13 PREDICTION: 49ERS/BEARS OVER 41