Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys Picks, Spread & Review 2012

by Sports Options

I bet on the Bears +4 earlier in the week and the spread is now down to just a FG. I still like the Bears getting a FG. Chicago has been playing great and this game on MNF will have some fireworks. I think the Bears can shutdown the Cowboys offence.

Point Spread: Chicago Bears +3 (+100) vs. Dallas Cowboys -3 (-120)

Moneyline: Chicago Bears +160 vs. Dallas Cowboys -185

Game Total: Over 41.5 (-110) vs. Under 41.5 (-110)

Chicago is coming off a 23-6 home win over St. Louis as -7 point favorites. Jay Cutler finished 17-of-31 passing for 183 yards with an interception for Chicago, which played without Matt Forte because of an ankle injury.

Michael Bush rushed for 55 yards on 18 carries, while Brandon Marshall added five catches for 71 yards for the Bears, who rebounded off a 23-10 loss at Green Bay in Week #2.

The Chicago defense held the Rams without a touchdown and scored one of their own when Major Wright came up with the 45-yard interception return for a touchdown.

The Bears ended with a 274-160 edge in total yards, and the defense sacked Rams QB Bradford six times and also picked him off twice. Chicago opened up the season with a 41-21 home win over Indianapolis.

Dallas struggled last week in their 16-10 home win over Tampa Bay as -7½ point chalks. Tony Romo completed 25-of-39 passes for 283 yards and an interception for the Cowboys (2-1), who bounced back from a 27-7 loss to Seattle the week before.

DeMarco Murray carried the ball 18 times for 38 yards and a TD, Miles Austin caught five passes for 107 yards and Dan Bailey made three field goals in the win. Dallas finished with a 297-166 edge in total offense, but they continually hurt themselves with three turnovers and 13 penalties for 105 yards.

The Cowboys opened the season with a memorable 24-17 win at the NY Giants to kick off the season, but looked like a different team in their loss at Seattle and Week #2.

Chicago is 2-6 ATS as an underdog between +3½ and +9½ and 1-5 ATS as a road dog between +3½ and +9½ points, as well as 3-7 ATS in October games. However, Dallas is 5-12 ATS at home, 7-19 ATS against NFC teams and a dreadful 4-17 ATS as a favorite.

The Cowboys are also 3-12 ATS as a favorite between -3½ and -9½ points and 8-16 ATS when playing on turf. The underdog is now 21-4-1 ATS in Dallas’ last 26 games, but Chicago is 0-9 ATS as a road dog of +7½ points or less and the Cowboys are 9-2 ATS following two or more ATS losses.

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