San Francisco 49ers (1-10) at Chicago Bears (3-8)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 3, 2017, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Chicago Bears -3.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5
The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears meet Sunday in NFL action at Soldier Field.
The San Francisco 49ers could use a feel good victory here to rebound from a brutal 1-10 record. The San Francisco 49ers have lost 12 of their last 13 road games. C.J. Beathard is completing 54.9 percent of his passes for 1,430 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. Jimmy Garoppolo could be named the starter with Beathard questionable with a knee injury. Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon have combined for 1,078 receiving yards and one touchdown while Carlos Hyde has 49 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 99.9 yards per contest, and Hyde leads the way with 639 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 25.8 points and 374.2 yards per game. Jaquiski Tartt leads the San Francisco 49ers with 55 tackles, Elvis Dumervil has 4.5 sacks and Ray-Ray Armstrong has two interceptions.
The Chicago Bears also need victory to snap a four-game losing streak. The Chicago Bears have lost three of their last four home games. Mitchell Trubisky is completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 1,135 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Trubisky has one or less touchdown passes in every game this season. Kendall Wright and Tarik Cohen have combined for 612 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Zach Miller has 20 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 120.4 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 847 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 22.1 points and 319 yards per game. Christian Jones leads the Chicago Bears with 70 tackles, Akiem Hicks has seven sacks and Danny Trevathan has one interception.
The 49ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in December, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bears are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The home team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The 49ers have a banged up quarterback and another quarterback who doesn't know the playbook due to just being traded a few weeks ago. The 49ers also likely aren't focused on winning games at this point due to be in the running for the top overall draft pick. The Chicago Bears easily play their best football at home where two of their three victories have come and all four of their home losses have been decided by seven or less points. The Bears have been a much better football team at home than the 49ers have been anywhere all season long. Of course, there's better games to bet on the card this week, but if forced to pick this game, I'd side with Chicago by a touchdown.