NFL Week 8: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears Betting Lines and Preview

NFL Week 8: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears Betting Lines and Preview

Written by on October 29, 2021

The San Francisco 49ers head to Chicago to take on the Bears in a key NFL Week 8 game for both teams. But although some pressure will be on the Bears, most of the pressure will land on San Francisco. Before the season started, the Niners were one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl. Can San Francisco pump air into their deflated season? Or will the Bears administer the proverbial fork?

Check out NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for San Francisco versus Chicago.

NFL Week 8: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 31 at 1:00 pm ET
  • Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
  • TV / Streaming: FOX / Fox Sports
  • ATS Odds: San Francisco -3 ½                  
  • Moneyline Odds: San Francisco -170 / Chicago +145
  • Over/Under Odds: 40 

 

Why bet on San Francisco versus Chicago?

San Francisco has a bad 2-4 record, but look at who beat them? Losses to Green Bay, Seattle with Russell Wilson, the Arizona Cardinals, who have started the season 7-0, and the tough Indianapolis Colts make sense. The last time SF played a team on Chicago’s level, Philadelphia in Week 2, they won.  

San Francisco 49ers Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 353.5
  • Passing Yards: 233.3
  • Rushing Yards: 120.2
  • Points Scored: 22.5
  • Turnovers: 11

San Francisco 49ers Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 324.0
  • Passing Yards: 205.0
  • Rushing Yards: 119.0
  • Points Scored: 24.8
  • Takeaways: 4

 

Why bet on Chicago versus San Francisco?

Chicago has just 3 victories straight up and against the spread. 2-of-3 victories happened at home. A couple of the wins were against 2-loss teams, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Las Vegas Raiders. The Bears have shown they can hang with the best teams in the league. San Francisco isn’t playing as well as either the Bengals or the Raiders. So the door is open for Chicago to at least score a victory against the spread.  

Chicago Bears Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 255.4
  • Passing Yards: 124.4
  • Rushing Yards: 131.0
  • Points Scored: 14.4
  • Turnovers: 10

Chicago Bears Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 341.9
  • Passing Yards: 219.7
  • Rushing Yards: 122.1
  • Points Scored: 23.1
  • Takeaways: 8

49ers at Bears Relevant Trends

  • 49ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games
  • San Francisco is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss
  • Over is 5-1-1 in 49ers’ last 7 games as a road favorite
  • Bears are 4-0 ATS versus a team with a losing record
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 versus the NFC
  • Under is 6-0 in Bears’ last 6 games

 

San Francisco 49ers versus Chicago Bears Final Betting Prediction

Justin Fields is a rookie. So it’s understandable that he’s struggling. It’s also understandable how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have dominated the Bears last Sunday.

What’s difficult to understand is how the San Francisco 49ers lost 30-18 to the Colts in Week 7 after rushing out to a 9-0 lead. The only possible explanation is that the Niners aren’t a very good football team.

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw 2 interceptions and completed just 16-of-27 versus the Colts. The Bears’ defense allows 219.7 passing yards per.

Chicago held Joe Burrow to 207 yards and picked him off 3 times, meaning Chicago can contain a good quarterback. Yes, Chicago had no answer for Tampa Bay.

Tampa starts Tom Brady. Jimmy Garoppolo is no Tom Brady. Bears win straight up.


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