Bears see big underdog bets versus Jets – 09-22-2014


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Monday Night Football bettors are riding the Chicago
Bears’ momentum as they get ready to kick off against the New
York Jets in the final game of the Week 3 schedule.

Last week the Bears put together a 17-point comeback in San
Francisco to score an outright upset as 7-point underdogs.
That’s something that MNF bettors haven’t forgotten.

“This game opened with Jets -1 and quickly moved to -1.5 and
again to -2.5 within a day,”
Sports Interaction oddsmaker Greg Sindall said. “Since
then, the money has all been coming in on Chicago – 74
percent of the handle is currently on the Bears with the
majority of it at +2.5. Because of the one-sided action, we
have moved down to Jets -1.5.”

The Jets have been a tough team at home recently, going 6-2
both straight up and against the spread in their last eight
home games, but Sindall doesn’t expect Jets supporters to
weigh in enough to change the line leading up to kickoff.

“I imagine we’ll still be at that line at kickoff,” Sindall
added, “although there could be some adjustments made to the

Sports Interaction opened the total at 45.5 but it didn’t
stay there long.

“Some quick, sharp money on the under caused us to drop to
44.5,” Sindall said. “Since that move, all the public money
has coming in on the over – which is entirely expected. We
now sit with about 64 percent of the money on over.”


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