Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers: Early Odds

Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers: Early Odds

Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers Early Odds and Line Movement



The Bears travel to Carolina on Sunday to square off with the Panthers. Both these teams are coming into this game banged up. The Bears have 6 key players, all questionable for Sunday and although Brandon Marshall is not listed, the Bears are reevaluating his ankle injury. The Panthers don’t have anyone noteworthy to play RB with DeAngelo Williams doubtful and they lack a weapon on the outside for Newton in the passing game. Both teams are 2-2 SU and in bounce back spots after tough losses in week 4.

Injury Reports

Chicago

[DE] 09/28/2014 – Jared Allen “?” Sunday vs. Carolina ( Illness )
[LB] 09/28/2014 – Shea McClellin “?” Sunday vs. Carolina ( Hand )
[DT] 09/28/2014 – Jeremiah Ratliff “?” Sunday vs. Carolina ( Concussion )
[CB] 09/28/2014 – Sherrick McManis “?” Sunday vs. Carolina ( Quad )
[G] 09/28/2014 – Matt Slauson “?” Sunday vs. Carolina ( Ankle )
[C] 09/28/2014 – Roberto Garza “?” Sunday vs. Carolina ( Ankle )

 

Carolina

[RB] 09/29/2014 – DeAngelo Williams doubtful Sunday vs. Chicago ( Ankle )
[DE] 09/29/2014 – Charles Johnson “?” Sunday vs. Chicago ( Hip )
[LB] 09/28/2014 – Thomas Davis “?” Sunday vs. Chicago ( Knee )
[RB] 09/28/2014 – Fozzy Whittaker “?” Sunday vs. Chicago ( Hamstring )

 

Line Movement and Public Percentages

This game opened with Carolina as 2.5 point favorites. Both teams are coming off tough losses in week 4. The Bears are one of the worst teams in the league ATS going 7-19 against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons. Carolina has moved to a 3 point favorite, but the betting public is still backing the Bears with 70% of the plays. The total has been set at 45.5 and has been played almost even with 51% of the public on the over. If the % of plays on the Bears continues to grow or stay consistent, there should be some line movement in their direction. If not, the sports books are content with the public hammering the Bears, which is typically not a good sign.

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