The San Diego Chargers are favored by between four and 4.5 points against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 9 of the NFL season.
The Chargers opened as 3.5-point favorites and the line has not climbed much, settling between four and 4.5 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The moneyline has the Chargers between -200 and -220, and the Bears between +170 and +190.
The Bears are 2–5 SU and 3–4 ATS this season. They lost and failed to cover their first three games, but have covered in three of their last four games. They are 1–6 SU and 3–4 ATS in their last seven road games.
Chicago will be playing this game without running back Matt Forte, who is out with a knee injury. Jeremy Langford will start in his place. The Bears will also be without wide receiver Eddie Royal, and probably center Hroniss Grasu, who is doubtful with a neck injury. Left tackle Jermon Bushrod, inside linebacker Shea McClellin, and tight end Zach Miller are all questionable with various injuries.
The Chargers enter the game 2–6 SU and 3–5 ATS this season. They have lost four straight games, but split them against the spread. The Chargers are 1–8 ATS and 4–5 SU in their last nine home games. They are 1–7 ATS in their last eight games as the favorite.
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The Chargers will be without left tackle King Dunlap due to an ankle injury, while left guard Orlando Franklin is doubtful due to a knee injury. Inside linebacker Manti Te’o is out with an ankle injury. The defense faces questionable status for defensive end Corey Liuget, cornerback Jason Verrett, and safety Eric Weddle. Reserve cornerbacks Patrick Robinson and Darrell Stuckey are both questionable as well.
The point total opened at 52 points, but has come down to 49 points at the sportsbooks. The total has gone UNDER in four of the Bears' last five games. It has gone OVER in three of the Chargers' last five games.
The OddsShark Computer predicts a Chargers victory by a final score of 28–16.2. That would provide for the Chargers cover, and the UNDER.