If you are a football gambling fan that enjoys great defenses and an old school ground and pound attack, then Monday night’s match-up featuring the Chicago Bears at the San Francisco 49ers is a game that you cant miss. This game has all the makings of an in the trenches slugfest with each defense trying to prove to the nation that they are the NFL’s best.
The only thing that is taking some of the luster off of this heavy weight match-up is the fact that Jay Cutler will be out, and Alex Smith is still questionable for the game. Both QB’s suffered game ending concussions last week. Instead Jason Campbell will take the reins for the Bears, and if Alex Smith can’t play then Colin Kaepernick will get the nod for the 49ers. If football gambling fans had an inclination of taking the over in this game, this QB shakeup should point to a long day for both offenses. Both defenses are arguably the two top in the league, and will be squaring off to prove to the world which one is better. The Bears lead the league with 30 turnovers, and 19 interceptions. They are also 5th in the league in yards allowed per game, and 4th best against the run allowing 92.3 yards per game. The 49ers are right on their tail ranking 6th best in the league against the run, yielding only 95.3 yards per game. The battle in the trenches will be key to who wins this game, because both teams will rely heavily on their running game due to their QB dilemma. Luckily for both teams, their run game is their strength on offense, with the Bears ranking 9th in the league, rushing for 127 yards per game, and the 49ers ranking 1st in the league rushing for 170.2 yards per game.
The 49ers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games versus a team with a winning road record. The home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 meetings, and football gambling fans would be wise to wager on the 49ers to win this game.