A clear difference between preseason hype and current results provide quite a contrast with Chicago and San Francisco. The 49ers may have been the ultimate trendy and chic NFL betting futures pick last summer. To be exact the hype was based on the Niners winning meaningless games at the end of last year. But that turned out to be fool’s gold. To begin with starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was lost for the season on opening day due to injury. And from there the season has been a disaster. On the other hand, Chicago is having a great turnaround season.
Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers
Date and Time: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Bears||-4 (-115)||42½ (-110)|
|49ers||+4 (-105)||42½ (-110)|
Bears vs. 49ers TV Coverage: FOX
Chicago enters this matchup with good NFL betting momentum. Last week the Bears beat their arch rival Green Bay 24-17 as 5.5-point home chalks. As a result, Chicago is now 10-4 both straight up and against the spread with an 8-6 mark over the total. More emphatically the Bears have come away with the cash in seven of their last eight games. Above all Chicago has clinched the North Division championship. Head coach Matt Nagy has impressed all in his first year. Namely the Bears rank sixth in the NFL for scoring offense and third for scoring defense.
San Francisco 49ers
Last week was a rare 26-23 win for the 49ers against visiting Seattle. In view of that upset San Francisco has an offshore betting record of 4-10 straight up, 5-9 vs. the odds, and 8-6 over the total. Of great concern for the 49ers all season has been their staggering injury list. In comparison to most teams they were hit particularly hard. Overall San Francisco ranks 22nd for scoring offense and 26th for points allowed.
Stats to Consider
Despite their success the Bears have not been good values as road favorites. Chicago has covered just two of their last seven games laying points on the road. And eight of their last ten in that role have gone over the total. Contrarily San Francisco has been a good betting value as a home dog. The 49ers have paid in four of their last six getting points at home. Four of their last five in that situation have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Head to head San Francisco has had the advantage and value against the Bears. As an example, the 49ers have paid in four of their last six games with Chicago. Seven of the last 10 between these teams have gone over the total. Additionally, the 49ers have been a cash cow against the Bears in home games. San Francisco has covered eight of their last nine at home against Chicago. Five of the last seven between these teams in City by the Bay have gone over the number.
Matchup to Watch
Chicago is still playing for a shot at home field for the playoffs. Moreover, they have the NFL betting matchup advantage on both sides of the line. In spite of their win last week the 49ers are not up to par with Chicago.
Bears vs. 49ers NFL Betting Odds Pick
In conclusion the Bears have too much for San Francisco here.
Bears vs. 49ers NFL Betting Online Pick: Chicago Bears
Bears vs. 49ers NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Bears 27, 49ers 17
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