San Francisco at Chicago Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Posted by Michael Hunt on Thursday,December 1, 2016 8:30, EST in

So I guess I’m supposed to build up any NFL games I write about here at Mybookie. But there’s just no sugarcoating that Sunday’s game between 1-10 San Francisco and 2-9 Chicago is arguably the Toilet Bowl of the 2016 season. On the bright side, one team will end a losing streak and the loser actually wins by likely getting the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft. Here’s a look a the NFL lines for the game.

San Francisco at Chicago Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 PM ET
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
TV: Fox
Radio: San Francisco / Chicago 
Stream OptionNFL Live
Opening NFL Lines: Bears -1 (43.5)

Why Bet on San Francisco?

The 49ers lost 31-24 at the Dolphins last Sunday in Miami. Ndamukong Suh tackled Colin Kaepernick 2 yards short of the goal line as time ran out, and the Dolphins handed San Francisco a franchise-record 10th consecutive loss. With the margin down to seven, Kaepernick moved the 49ers from their 38 to the 6 in the final 1:44, converting a fourth-and- 11 along the way. But he threw incomplete on first down, and then was tackled from behind by Suh.

Kaepernick completed 29-of- 46 passes for 296 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, adding 10 carries for 113 additional yards. In the process, he became just the fifth quarterback since the merger to rush for 100 yards and throw for three or more touchdowns in a game. The rushing yards were the fourth most of Kap’s career (including the playoffs), and give him 373 on the year. Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 65 yards in the 49ers’ Week 12 loss to the Dolphins, adding five receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown. With the 49ers doing an excellent job of executing the read option, Hyde averaged a season-high 5.0 yards per carry.

49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton did not participate in Wednesday’s practice at the University of Central Florida as he continues to go through the concussion protocol. Patton suffered his head injury last week against the Dolphins and did not return to that game. Rod Streater stepped in for Patton against Miami and had four catches for 46 yards on five targets in that game.

The Niners and Bears also met in Week 13 a year ago. That’s when Torrey Smith provided San Francisco with its most memorable play of the 2015 season. Blaine Gabbert’s 44-yard touchdown run near the end of regulation tied the game at 20 and forced overtime. Gabbert then hit Smith for a 71-yard, walk-off touchdown in OT to earn the road victory.

Why Bet on Chicago?

The Bears dropped their third straight Sunday, 27-21 vs. the Titans. The Bears had a first down at the Tennessee 7 in the final minute when Josh Bellamy dropped a pass in the end zone on first down. Matt Barkley’s next three attempts fell incomplete, preserving the win for Tennessee. The former Southern California star struggled before coming on strong down the stretch, going 28 for 54 for 316 yards with the first three touchdowns of his career and two interceptions. Marquess Wilson caught 8-of- 11 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Titans. Wilson was Matt Barkley’s preferred option, finishing with more yards and targets than Cameron Meredith.

Chicago’s key list of players on Injured Reserve includes notable names like defensive end LamarrHouston, linebacker Danny Trevathan, tight end Zach Miller, offensive lineman Kyle Long, wide receiver Kevin White and defensive tackle Will Sutton. Bears rookie OLB Leonard Floyd remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Floyd was inactive for Chicago’s game against Tennessee.

Starting QB Jay Cutler isn’t on IR but won’t play this week. Chicago has the 31st-ranked scoring offense and hasn’t scored more than 24 points since Week 2. The Bears have yet to put up 30 points in any game this season. One bright spot this year has been rookie running back Jordan Howard. He leads the Bears with 766 rushing yards on 149 carries (5.1 yards per rush). Howard runs with authority. He gains the bulk of his yards after first contact, and is tough to bring down. He’s caught 22 balls for 242 yards and one touchdown out of the backfield.

San Francisco at Chicago Betting Pick:

Bears are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 13.
Under is 4-1 in Bears last 5 vs. NFC.

Bears only because they are home. Go under on NFL odds.