Chicago Bears at Seattle NFL Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting on the Bears and Seahawks game this week is likely going to be somewhat volatile until the status of Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is determined.

The pro football betting line has the Bears as a slight road favorite and that number could go up if Hasselbeck doesn’t play.

NFL betting has the Bears as a 2-point road favorite. The pro football betting oddsmakers are assuming that Hasselbeck is not going to play. If he was healthy the Seahawks would be favored at home. A little caution might be advised in this NFL betting matchup since the oddsmakers are making a judgment that might not be correct. "I’m absolutely hoping to play. … I think it’s one of those things you just got to suck it up," he said. Even though Hasselbeck hasn’t practiced he could still start on Sunday. If that happens, look for the line to drop dramatically and for the Seahawks to get attention from pro football betting gamblers.

Chicago is coming off a much needed win at home last week against the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Quarterback Jay Cutler got the boo birds off his back with a nice performance. He threw for 236 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the NFL betting win over the Steelers. "I think they brought me here for a reason," Cutler said, "I want the ball at the end of every game for a chance to win it."

The last time the Bears and Seahawks met was two years ago when the Seahawks won 30-23 in NFL betting as Hasselbeck threw for 337 yards and two touchdown. If Hasselbeck doesn’t start it would be Seneca Wallace getting the nod for Seattle. The Seahawks offense will be tested by a Chicago defense that is fifth in total defense this NFL betting season.

Many of the NFL betting trends favor Seattle in this game. The Bears are 3-7-1 vs. the NFL betting number in their last 11 games in September, and 1-5-1 in NFL betting in their last 7 vs. the NFC.

The Seahawks are 4-1 vs. the NFL betting odds in their last 5 games in Week 3, and 10-4-1 in NFL betting in their last 15 home games.

Looking at the pro football betting total we find that the Under is 4-0 in the Bears last 4 games as a road favorite and 5-1 in the Seahawks last 6 home pro football betting games.

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