Bears-Giants Betting Preview: Will Eli Muster Enough Offense to Cover?

Dec 02, 2018 12:00 AM EST
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USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Chase Daniel (4), Eli Manning (10)

Betting odds: Chicago Bears at New York Giants

  • Spread: Bears -4
  • Over/Under: 44.5
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: This line didn’t open until Friday morning, as uncertainty around Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky’s status scared off bookmakers. We haven’t seen a ton of movement in the early going, but will update this blurb with any new developments (check live betting data here).

Trends to know: Eli Manning is an underdog at home once again this season. Manning is 13-19-1 against the spread as a home dog including 0-4 ATS in 2018, according to our data from Bet Labs.

In 33 games as a home dog, Manning has only pulled the upset six times. — John Ewing

The Bears’ defense leads the NFL in interceptions (20, or 1.82 per game) and faces a Giants offense that has turned the ball over just 12 times this season, tied for the seventh-fewest in the NFL.

Over the past decade, Eli Manning has faced a defense averaging at least 1.5 interceptions per game 17 times. He’s 5-11-1 ATS (31.3%), failing to cover the spread by 4.6 PPG.

Manning has lost bettors 6.4 units in this spot, making him the least profitable quarterback in the NFL over the past decade against ball-hawking defenses. — Evan Abrams