Where the action is: Books bracing for Bears money

Oct 10, 2013 |
The Chicago Bears try to avoid a three-game slide against the winless New York Giants Thursday night. We talk to sportsbooks about the action coming in on this mid-week matchup and where the odds could end up come kickoff:

New York Giants at Chicago Bears – Open:  -9.5, Move: -7

Some markets opened this game with the Giants as near 10-point underdogs in the Windy City, but most have either adjusted down or posted this game around a touchdown.

New York was a play-on team for NFL bettors in the first three weeks of the season, with most expecting the G-Men to right the ship. And it seems like the early action is once again banking on the Giants to keep this one closer than 10 points. However, since the move, the money has balanced on both sides as of Thursday afternoon.

“Action so far is pretty split with a bit more on Chicago so far,” Aron Black of Bet365.com tells Covers. “However, as kickoff approaches, I expect we will see much more Chicago money, but we hope to hold the seven. But it won’t be a tragedy if we have to move off, given our balanced action so far at the key number.”

As for the total, the number opened as low as 45 points. According to Black, the Over is taking steady action and has been driven up to 47.5 before buyback came in on the Under, trimming the total to 46.5.

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