Bears Favored Over Giants With Chase Daniel Expected to Start
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Chicago Bears quarterback Chase Daniel.
- The Chicago Bears announced that Mitchell Trusbisky (shoulder) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the New York Giants (1 p.m. ET, FOX).
- Chase Daniel, who started in Chicago's 23-16 Thanksgiving victory over the Lions, is expected under center again.
- Oddsmakers opened Chicago as a 4.5-point favorite over New York, and and over/under of 45.
Last week, Bears bettors were shocked when news broke that Mitchell Trubisky would miss Chicago’s Thanksgiving game in Detroit due to a shoulder injury.
Nevertheless, Bears backers were rewarded with a 23-16 victory.
This week, Bears-Giants bettors won’t be fooled as Trubisky is expected to miss a second straight game.
Despite #Bears QB Mitch Trubisky (shoulder) returning to practice yesterday, the team is planning for him to sit this week in favor of Chase Daniel once again, sources say. No surprise, given Matt Nagy’s comments. Trubisky could play right now but team wants to play it safe.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 29, 2018
With Trubisky expected to sit, Chase Daniel will once again get the nod. He performed admirably on Turkey Day, throwing for 230 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
With Chicago’s quarterback situation known, Pinnacle became the first book to post odds, opening the Bears as 4.5-point favorites and an over/under of 45.
Unfortunately, we have no line to compare it to like we did last week, but one can imagine that the Bears would be around -6 if Trubisky was starting.
Against the Lions, the Bears moved from -4 to -3 with the switch from Trubisky to Daniel. Since this line isn’t around a key number like three or seven, a 1.5- to 2-point difference could certainly be possible.