Bears vs Giants Week 6 Betting Odds
How bad is it for the 0-5 New York Giants so far in 2013?
Strip joints in the city have stopped showing New York games because all the booing distracts the dancers and makes them feel bad.
Eli Manning and company will try to turn things around on Thursday night in Chicago, when the Giants take on the heavily-favored Bears. The Bears opened as 9.5-point favorites earlier in the week, but they have lost four straight at home against the Giants overall.
Chicago is 0-4-1 against the spread in its last five games at Soldier Field, including a 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Bears offense, behind quarterback Jay Cutler, struggled to put together drives against the Saints’ defense and has now lost two in a row.
Chicago should have more success a Giants’ defense that fell apart in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants are just 1-4 ATS in their past 5 games as a road dog.
These two teams last met in 2010, with the Giants winning a 17-3 game in New York. They will face the 0-5 Giants, who own a 0-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bears are 4-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Giants are 3-2 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Giants in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the week at BetOnline but it was bet all the way to -7.5 by Thursday. Meanwhile the total was settling in the neighborhood of 47 at shops such as Bovada.
The game pits the Bears, currently No. 14 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Giants, who rate No. 29 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 26-7 victory for the Bears.
The Giants were a 36-21 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Eagles. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (57) made winners of OVER bettors. Jay Cutler handled the Saints defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 358 yards and 2 scores, but Chicago still lost to New Orleans 26-18.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 36.4 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 260.6 yards per game, less than the Giants secondary allows through the air, 269.2 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Giants own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 119.5 yards per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 20 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Giants at Bears trends to consider:
NY Giants is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
NY Giants is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Giants's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of NY Giants's last 23 games
Chicago is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
New York at Minnesota, Monday, October 21st
Chicago at Washington, Sunday, October 20th