Alex Smith is out of the Monday Nighter against the Chicago Bears, resulting in a 3-point swing in the point spread this morning after the number had climbed to -7 on weekend reports that he would play.
The Bears visit the San Francisco 49ers this Monday night at Candlestick Park and, after opening as 4.5 point dogs, have seen the number climb to 6.5 at most shops.
Both Smith and Jay Cutler left their respective games Sunday with concussions and their statuses for Monday night are unknown. Cutler is out for the Bears, while backup Jason Campbell is in.
Both teams have been moneymakers on Monday Night with the 49ers 7-1-1 ATS in their past nine games and the Bears 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 MNF showings. [ Bet the 49ers as -7.5 point favorites at Bovada and earn a 100% bonus - total was sitting at 36.5 ]
But the Bears gave struggled here in the Bay, losing seven straight and never covering the spread in that time.
Chicago is 6-1 SU and 4-2-1 ATS over its last seven games while the 49ers are 4-1-1 SU and 3-3 ATS over their last six games. San Francisco was involved in the first tie since 2008 last week against the Rams.