New York Giants vs Chicago Bears NFL Thursday Night Football
Thursday Night Week 6 National Football League action brings us the Chicago Bears hosting the New York Giants in a National Football Conference battle. The G-Men are still searching for their first win of the season while the Bears have dropped two straight contests. Kickoff is slated for 8:25 PM on October 10, 2013 from historic Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Bears: 3-0 NFL 2013 start is a distant memory
Following season opening wins over the Bengals, Vikings and Steelers, life in the Windy City was good for the Bears. Fast forward two weeks and that hot 3-0 start is now just a distant memory. Chicago went on the road in Week 4 and were whacked 40-32 by the Detroit Lions and then dropped a 26-18 Week 5 decision at home to the New Orleans Saints. Although the scores look somewhat respectable in both of the loses, the games weren’t all that close as the Bears were outscored by a combined 50-20 count in the first half of both contests.
New York Giants: Battling the Jaguars for first overall NFL Draft pick
Things are rotten in the Big Apple. Sitting with an 0-5 record, the New York Giants are off to their worst start in a non-strike interrupted NFL season since 1979. There’s lots of blame to be shared as the G-Men are horrible on both sides of the ball. QB Eli Manning leads the league in interceptions with 12 and the Giants -13 give away/take away ratio is the worst in the NFL. The New York defense has been even worse as opponents have scored at least 31 points in each of the first five games – tying the 1954 Chicago Cardinals defensive futility record.
Bears vs. Giants NFL Week 6 Betting Lines & Advantage Sports Betting Prediction
We surf over to the William Hill online sportsbook for the odds on the NFL Week 6 kickoff game. The bookmakers at this legendary UK betting shop, who are now land-based in Las Vegas as well, must have wrestled with this contest for a while. In the end, and not surprisingly, Chicago has been posted as home chalk at -8 (-110) against the spread and -450 on the money line. The Giants limp into Chicago as road pups at +8 ATS and +350 S/U while the Over/Under is set at 47.5 points. Call us crazy but we’ll take the points and back New York.