San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears

NFL betting for Week #3 of the preseason begins on Thursday, August 21st as the Chicago Bears host the San Francisco 49ers.

This football betting matchup will be shown on FOX television. NFL betting on this game should be interesting as both teams try to find their starting quarterback. Three players are competing for the job in San Francisco and NFL betting experts believe that J.T. O’Sullivan has a slight advantage over Alex Smith and Shaun Hill. NFL betting information shows that Chicago has a two man battle between Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton.

NFL betting on this game may be tilted toward the under since neither offense has looked very good. With two teams struggling at the quarterback position it puts a premium on the running game and on the defenses. The 49ers have an excellent running game according to NFL betting numbers, led by Frank Gore and De’shaun Foster. The Bears are searching for a running game with the leading contender for the starting job being rookie Matt Forte according to football betting numbers. NFL betting information has Adrian Peterson, Garrett Wolfe and Kevin Jones looking for time at running back as well.

NFL betting on this matchup could come down to the wire with both teams looking to make a statement before the regular season begins. A player like Devin Hester of Chicago could be the difference in this football betting matchup. NFL betting trends show that Chicago has been a poor home favorite in the preseason in recent seasons.

NFL betting during the third week of the preseason is about as close as you can get to regular season action. The teams are treating the game as a dress rehearsal. The final preseason game next week is all about keeping players healthy so this week’s game is important according to football betting information. That means starters will play about three quarters, which makes NFL betting more exciting in this third preseason game. Since both Chicago and San Francisco have some starting jobs up in the air, including at quarterback, NFL betting on this matchup should be exciting.