Monday Night Football Bears vs Chargers Online Betting Preview

Posted by Aaron . on November 9, 2015 in

While most of the time betting fans gather some for some added thrills on Monday Night, Week 9’s matchup is far from being spectacular, although, it offers a great chance to expand your online betting action and close the pro football week with a bang.

What can NFL bettors expect for tonight’s Monday Night Football?

Both the San Diego Chargers and the Chicago Bears are missing key players as they head toward their Monday Night Football tilt to bring Week 9 in the NFL to a close. San Diego (2-6) is missing Keenan Allen, one of the top receivers in the NFL this year. He suffered a kidney laceration when he caught a touchdown in the Chargers’ 29-26 loss last week against the Ravens.
Date/Time: Monday, November 9th, 8:30 PM
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Game Odds: Chargers -4½

Through those first eight games, he had caught 67 balls, good for third best in the league so far, for 725 yards, and four scores. Dontrelle Inman is set to start in Allen’s spot. Inman has 21 career catches for 300 yards in 14 games, which is why Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says that the Chargers will have to compensate for Allen’s production as a team.
The Chargers have also put tailback Branden Oliver and linebacker Tourek Williams on injured reserve, which means they are done for the season. Their offensive line has three players (Chris Watt, King Dunlap and Orlando Franklin) who could all miss some or all of the game with injuries. Even with Allen catching passes, the Chargers have lost four straight for the first time since 2012. The last time they dropped five in a row came during a six-game losing streak in 2011.
This week, the Chargers get to host the Bears (2-5) who will be missing Matt Forte, their star running back. He injured his right knee in a loss to Minnesota last week. Wide receiver Eddie Royal hurt his left knee in the same game, so the Bears will be missing two key offensive players. Bears head coach John Fox has indicated that neither knee will require surgery, and that both players could come back and play this season.
San Diego Chargers
The Bears have also lost center Will Montgomery to a broken leg and Kevin White, who was picked seventh overall in the last draft, to a shin injury. Forte had led the NFL in rushing through six weeks, with 507 yards, but Jeremy Langford will start in his stead. He picked up 46 yards on 12 attempts when the Bears fell to the Vikings 23-20.
The Bears have had chances to win the last two games but collapsed late. Their loss to Detroit went into overtime on October 18, but the team went three and out each time they had the ball, and the Lions were able to kick a field goal to win 37-34. The Bears led Minnesota by a touchdown with 4:55 left last week, but they permitted 10 points down the stretch, including a field goal to seal if for the Vikings with no time left on the clock.
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
The Chargers also allowed a late loss last week, permitting the Ravens to drive down the field for a field goal in the lats 2:27. The Chargers’ last four losses have been by no more than eight points. Chicago has won five of the last six tilts between the two teams. The last time they met was November 20, 2011 when the Bears won 31-20. Rivers threw two key interceptions in the fourth quarter of that game.