The 49ers meet the Bears in Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season. The visitors look to snap out of a four-game losing streak, while the bears try to find stability following two losses.
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49ers vs. Bears Game Information
The #49ers have made the following roster moves.— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 25, 2021
- When: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
- TV: FOX
- Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 FM (49ers) / KSPN 710 AM (Bears)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: San Francisco 49ers (-3.5) / Chicago Bears (+3.5)
Why Bet on the San Francisco 49ers?
The Niners hit the road after a 30-18 home defeat at the hands of the Colts, their fourth consecutive loss. Head coach Kyle Shanahan will try to make the most out of this opportunity as they enter Week 8 with the advantage over Chicago on paper. The 49ers secured two wins in three road games and performed well under pressure. The team even scored 41 points against the Lions in Week 1.
Between Week 2 and Week 7, the team trailed by no more than seven points in three games. They currently average 22.5 points 20th) and 353.5 yards per game (18th). It’s not the worst of records considering the streak of losses they amassed in the past few weeks.
Defensively, the 49ers produce better numbers. They document an average of 24.8 opponent points per game (20th) and limit opponents to 324.0 yards per outing (6th). Meanwhile, the team needs to improve its run defense, as it is giving up 119.0 rushing yards per game (20th) if they want to challenge a Bears team that ranks sixth best in rushing yards per game.
Strongside linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair is on the questionable list after being placed in concussion protocol. He is the only starter that might miss this Sunday’s game, while left tackle Trent Williams and left defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw remain out due to injury.
Why Bet on the Chicago Bears?
The Bears return from a 38-3 thrashing at the hands of the Buccaneers. Head coach Matt Nagy looks to recover from the loss now that they get home-field advantage. In three home games, the team managed to defend the Soldier Field twice.
Although the Bears aren’t a high-scoring team, they managed to grab three wins in six games. The team currently averages 14.4 points (30th) and 255.4 yards per game (32nd). These are by no means the best in the league, but the side makes up for it elsewhere. Looking at the rushing statistics the team records 131.0 yards per game.
Defense is where the Bears get a little something back. Since the start of the season, the team averages 341.9 opponent yards (10th) and 23.1 opponent points per game (14th). Meanwhile, there’s a bit of work left when defending rushing play as the Bears currently give up an average of 122.1 rushing yards per game (23rd). We are only bound to see the home team keep the scoreline close if they hold off the 49ers’ better rushing play.
No players are listed questionable for the Bears this weekend. However, starters Elijah Wilkinson, Akiem Hicks, Robert Quinn, and Tashaun Gipson Sr. remain out of the lineup with injuries.
49ers vs. Bears Betting Trends
- The 49ers are 6-4 in their last ten road games (5-5 ATS).
- The 49ers have scored 30 points or more in two of their last five regular-season road games.
- The totals went under in four of the 49ers’ last eight regular-season road games against the Bears.
- The Bears are 3-2 in their last five regular-season home games against the 49ers (2-3 ATS).
- The Bears held the 49ers to ten points or less in three of their last five regular-season games at Soldier Field.
- The totals went over in three of the Bears’ last ten regular-season home games.
49ers vs. Bears Expert Betting Predictions
Both teams show struggle on the offensive side when finishing, leaving the defenses with more work. Despite having a home-field advantage, the Bears come into the game as underdogs. Nevertheless, covering the spread should be achievable for the side with the home crowd cheering them on. But the 49ers remain the better team on paper. If they can keep the pressure on, we might see another road victory for Kyle Shanahan and the rest of his squad.
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