49ers vs Seahawks Game
The San Francisco 49ers are probably looking forward to their game against the Chicago Bears in Week 13.
Week 12 left a sour taste in their collective mouths. But they have to believe that they can turn things around in Week 13.
49ers vs. Bears
Sun 12/3 @ 1:05pm
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL, US
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After all, as badly as the 49ers fared, things were worse for Chicago. Though, the 49ers odds to win the game are not especially comforting. The Bears stand at between four-and 4.5 favorites for this game.
The 49es lost 24-13 to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12. Not to suggest that the Seahawks are somehow weak, but the victory was a little unexpected. No point was scored in the first quarter. 49ers fans shouldn’t have taken much encouragement from that occurrence.
However, they had reason to get excited by their team’s performance in the second half where it looked like San Francisco might take the game. But then things started going wrong and San Francisco was unable to recover.
Ultimately, it was two minutes left on the clock and the scoreboard read 24-6. There was some hope when C.J. Beathard was hit below the knee. He left the field and Jimmy Garoppolo took his place.
The two passes Jimmy completed eventually led to a touchdown. Sure, the 49ers still lost 24-13. But the game had been rather pedestrian before Jimmy came into the picture and delivered a wild finish.
This isn’t the time to ruminate over the possibility of the athlete taking over as a starting quarterback. The 49ers have a game against the Bears in Week 13 that they must win. You wouldn’t expect the Bears to look so good in the odds.
The line opened somewhere between 4.5 and 5.5 points before coming slightly down. Chicago has an advantage. Sure, they lost their last three games before Week 12 but those defeats were restricted to single digit deficits.
The Bears could actually be the stronger team in the Week 13 contention. Their greatest strength is their defense which is surprisingly effective. Of course, Chicago is also nursing quite the defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bears didn’t just lose. They were thrashed. It takes a strong team to forget a 31-3 loss. They might not have the confidence necessary to give the 49ers a decent challenge.
Kyle Shanahan still has to resolve the quarterback problem. The media is waiting with baited breath for the results of Beathard’s MRI. Whether or not he will be fit to do battle against the Chicago Bears in Week 13 remains to be seen.
The Bears still have a giant point spread. The team hasn’t been favored by five or more points for a game since 2013.
The Bears deserve it this time. People might be quick to dismiss them but they have done such an amazing job of covering at home this season. On top of that, the team played the 49ers in Week 13 of the previous season and they won 26-6.
Unfortunately, these are still the Bears. And the Bears have a tendency to disappoint when you least expect it. So maybe the odds are just hyping fans up for a potentially crushing defeat in Week 13. Then again the NFL is nothing if not unpredictable.
Below are the 49ers odds for the game against the Bears:

San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Odds

3 EV
O 41
U 41
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San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Trends
San Francisco is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
San Francisco is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
San Francisco is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of San Francisco's last 21 games on the road
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Chicago is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Chicago is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing San Francisco

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