After consecutive losses to Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, the Chicago Bears’ schedule finally eases up a bit in Week 8 when the San Francisco 49ers visit Soldier Field.
In Week 7, the Bears’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was essentially over before it started. The Bucs jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter after two Bears turnovers. Chicago got three points back in the second quarter before allowing two late touchdowns and entering the half down 35-3. The second half went better for the defense, but the offense never got going and Tampa Bay cruised to an easy 38-3 victory.
Now sitting at 3-4, the Bears welcome the 49ers to town on Sunday afternoon. The 2-4 49ers are struggling in their own right, having lost four straight after a 2-0 start. Their latest defeat on Sunday Night Football to the Indianapolis Colts came amidst a heavy rainstorm. There’s still a question as to who will start at quarterback for San Francisco in Week 8, with Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance vying for the job.
Here’s a full betting preview for the Bears-49ers game:
Bears vs. 49ers Moneyline, Spread and Total
Line: 49ers -3.5
Bears team total O/U: 19
49ers team total O/U: 21.5
Moneyline: Bears +150 | 49ers -180
Despite their recent losing streak, the 49ers are favored to beat the Bears on the road. The two teams haven’t met since 2018, when Mitch Trubisky and the Bears beat Nick Mullens and the 49ers in San Francisco. Both teams have vastly different rosters in 2021 while the head coaches -- Matt Nagy and Kyle Shanahan -- remain the same.
Historically, the Bears and 49ers are usually even. San Francisco leads the all-time series 34-32-1, but Chicago has won seven of the last 12 matchups dating back to 2001.
For more, here are the full odds for the Bears vs. 49ers game.
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Bears Props to Watch for Week 8
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Bears ATS Record and Game Results
Despite the massive 12.5-point spread against the Bucs, the Bears couldn’t cover. The result brings the Bears to a 3-4 against the spread this season.
Here are some takeaways from the Week 7 game:
- Hoge: That was worse case scenario for Nagy, Fields
- Bears postgame observations: Brady, Bucs crush Fields, Nagy
- Fields on Bears’ bad losses: ‘I don’t know how to feel’
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Bears Futures Odds Before Week 8
After their fourth loss on the year, the oddsmakers decreased the Bears’ chances to make a run at an NFC North title.
Bears to win the NFC North +2000 (third-best in the division)
Bears to win the Super Bowl +50000
Here are some of the odds for various Bears players to win season-long awards:
Khalil Mack to win Defensive Player of the Year +8000
Justin Fields to win Offensive Rookie of the Year +3000
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