This will be the third meeting in the last four years when the San Francisco 49ers visit the Windy City to face the Chicago Bears. The struggling 49ers (3-8) are entering this week’s contest having lost four of their last five games. The Bears (5-6) have dealt with injuries all season, but are quietly putting together a better than expected season. They have won three of their last four.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears NFL Week 13 Line
The NFL week 13 betting line favors the Bears by one-touchdown to beat the 49ers. Both teams’ fortunes are at opposite ends of the spectrum. San Francisco is in turmoil while Chicago is hopeful, but this tilt may not be a one-sided affair. It will get ugly. The Niners are 0-5 on the road and the Bears are 1-4 at home.
What: San Francisco 49ers (3-8) at Chicago Bears (5-6)
When: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Chicago, IL
Stadium: Soldier Field
Weather: 46° F | Scattered Clouds
Line: Bears -7
Moneyline: San Francisco +225 vs Chicago -300
Game Total: 43
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: San Francisco vs Chicago
If You Are Betting On The San Francisco 49ers Line At +7
The San Francisco 49ers are 3-8 straight up and 5-6 against the spread this season. They average 13.8 points (32nd), 198.4 passing yards (30th), and 97.1 rushing yards (20th) per game. Last week, they lost to the Arizona Cardinals by a 19-13 score last week with a few controversial calls going against them.
QB Blaine Gabbert (767 yards, 4 TDs & 3 INTs) completed 25 of 36 yards for 318 yards, with one touchdown and one interception against the Cardinals.
WR Anquan Boldin (44 rec, 558 yards, 2 TDs) and WR Torrey Smith (21 rec, 453 yards, 2 TDs) may very well be in the winter of their careers, but their numbers have suffered this year without a reliable QB to get the ball downfield.
RB Carlos Hyde (115 att, 470 yards, 3 TDs) has yet to practice this week and will most likely miss his fifth game in a row with a stress fracture on his foot. Look for RB Shaun Draughn (43 att, 146 yards, 0 TD) to get the start.
San Francisco’s defense allows 24.6 points (21st), 277.0 passing yards (28th) and 121.1 rushing yards (25th) per game. NaVorro Bowman has 105 tackles, Aaron Lynch has 6.5 sacks and Tramaine Brock has three interceptions.
The 49ers have been outscored 176-71 while going 0-5 away from home for the first time since winning only its road finale in 2005. Though the Niners haven’t played at Soldier Field since 2006, they’ve dropped their last six regular-season trips to Chicago.
“You’re not going to change flights. You’re not going to change that you’re going on the road,” San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula said. “So, the changes need to come from each one of us and how we have ourselves prepared to play.
“Again, the acknowledgment of it and mentally coming off getting off a bus on game day. And maybe we need to sprint off the bus. But, that sense of urgency … attack that football game.”
If You Are Betting On The Chicago Bears Line At -7
The Chicago Bears are 5-6 straight up and 4-7 against the spread. They average 21.0 points (24th), 235.7 passing yards (21st), 110.7 rushing yards (16th) per game. Last week, on Thanksgiving, they went on the road and beat the Packers by a 17-13 score.
QB Jay Cutler (2510 yards, 14 TDs & 6 INTs) completed 19 of 31 passes for 200 yards, 1 TD & 0 INT against the Packers. It was only his second win against the Packers and first in Lambeau Field. In his four previous games at Lambeau, all losses, Cutler had thrown 12 interceptions. But with coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Cutler avoided throwing an interception.
“We’ve been in a lot of games in the fourth quarter; we’ve won some and we’ve lost some,” Cutler said. “But the thing of it is, we’ve always been there, we’ve always had a shot.”
WR Alshon Jeffery (43 rec, 605 yards, 2 TDs) had seven catches for 90 yards against Green Bay. This was the first week in the season that Jeffery has not been on the injury report. Expect a big game from him. WR Marquess Wilson (51 rec, 464 yards, 1 TD) has emerged as a reliable target for Cutler over the last few weeks.
RB Matt Forte (151 att, 592 yards, 2 TDs) and rookie rusher Jeremy Langford (90 rec, 298 yards, 6 TDs) will share carries for the rest of the season. Forte will get the start and time-share with Langford getting more carries after showing great promise in a hand-full of games as the starter when Forte was injured.
Chicago’s defense allows 24.0 points (19th), 215.0 passing yards (2nd), and 128.5 rushing yards (29th) per game. Christian Jones has 67 tackles, Pernell McPhee has five sacks and Tracy Porter has 10 passes deflected.
The Bears have dropped 11 of their last 14 at home and are 1-4 this season at Soldier Field, where they’ll play three of the final five. They lost their last two there to Minnesota and Denver by a combined five points.
“You’ve got to take care of the next one, that’s all it is,” coach John Fox said.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- San Francisco 49ers 1-4 On Road this season
- San Francisco 49ers 5-8 On Road since last season
- San Francisco 49ers 5-6 As Underdog or PK this season
- San Francisco 49ers 3-5 When Line was 41.5 to 44.5 this season
- San Francisco 49ers 1-4 As Road Underdog this season
- San Francisco 49ers 2-6 As Road Underdog since last season
- Chicago Bears 2-3 O-U At Home this season
- Chicago Bears 4-9 O-U At Home since last season
- San Francisco 49ers 3-4 O-U When Line is <45 this season
- Chicago Bears 1-5 O-U When Line is <45 this season
- Chicago Bears 1-6 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- San Francisco 49ers 2-3 O-U When Line was 41.5 to 44.5 this season
- San Francisco 49ers 3-7 O-U When Line was 41.5 to 44.5 since last season
The 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games in Week 13, 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in December and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
The Bears 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 home games, 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 13, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win, and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
My NFL Week 13 Betting Pick: Bears -7.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- San Francisco: N/A.
- Chicago: Jacquizz Rodgers, Ego Ferguson.