NFL Betting – Chicago Favored at Home vs. Seattle

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Chicago Bears are 4-1 and they are favored at home against the 2-2 Seahawks on Sunday.

The Bears should get quarterback Jay Cutler back this week and his return could prompt gamblers at Sbg to make an NFL bet.  The Seahawks have not looked very good this season so it is likely that the Bears will get most of the love in this game.

Early in the week there was no line on this game but Cutler should play this week.  The Bears better hope so because Todd Collins is a horrible NFL quarterback. He threw four interceptions last week and should be headed for the bench permanently.  The Bears were able to run the ball last week and still won over the pathetic Panthers even with Collins playing so badly.  Caleb Hanie actually came in and played at quarterback because Collins was so bad.  Those problems should be over this week with the return of Cutler.

Chicago’s Offense – Before the season started we really didn’t know if this Mike Martz thing would work in Chicago.  So far it has been pretty good. The Bears with Cutler at quarterback are capable of throwing it all over the field and they proved last week with Matt Forte that they can run the ball.

Chicago’s Defense – This is a top ten Chicago defense. The Bears are shutting down opponents and now they get a rotten Seattle offense.  It definitely looks good for the Bears this week. Chicago hasn’t played a murderer’s row of opponents so the numbers for Chicago are skewed but they can definitely shut down the rotten Seattle offense.

Seahawks .500 – The Seahawks are 2-2 and in the NFC West that is good enough to be in contention.  Seattle won games against San Francisco and San Diego but lost to St. Louis and Denver.  At home the Seahawks are worth considering with an NFL bet but on the road they simply don’t score. They had just three points in their last road game at St. Louis. They don’t figure to score many in this game at Chicago.

Under the Total – If the Seahawks can play a little defense this game should go under in NFL betting. Seattle has a poor quarterback in Matt Hasselbeck and not much else. Perhaps the addition of Marshawn Lynch will help but time will tell.

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