The Bears are favored at home but will have to cope without Jay Cutler. Will it be Chicago or Baltimore that grabs the win in Week 11?
Check out SBRs NFL Week 11 Betting Odds Report
Even though the Bears are dealing with a lot of injuries,
they're still favored by a field goal (2.5 at some NFL betting sites) over the
Ravens. Chicago is 5-4 SU and 2-6-1 ATS and Baltimore is 4-5 SU and ATS through
the first 10 weeks of the season.
A total play may be in order for this one. If interested in
going that route, you can find the O/U at 46.5.
Something had to change, with the Ravens having lost three
straight games by a combined 11 points. Baltimore was losing too many close
games and their position in the playoff race was suffering greatly because of
Needless to say, the Ravens' 20-17 home win over Cincinnati
last week was a perfect way to starting righting the ship. Baltimore had just
seen A.J. Green catch a hail-mary with no time remaining on the clock, but held
their nerve in overtime to win on a Justin Tucker field goal.
Statistically, it wasn't a pretty day for the Ravens
offense. They had only 189 total yards of offense, with Joe Flacco throwing for
only 140 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Ray Rice was held to
30 yards on 18 carries. The defense, which forced three turnovers, saved the
Still, a win's a win and it was a hugely important one for
the Ravens. They're still very much alive in the AFC North, with Cincinnati
still in the lead at 6-4 but both Baltimore and Cleveland on their heels at
With the Ravens' next three games at home, a victory over
Chicago could be a huge boost as Jim Harbaugh's crew tries to make a push for
the division crown.
It's probably been really tough to be a Bears fan over the
last six weeks or so. Chicago has alternated wins and losses over their past
five games, having beaten Green Bay and the New Giants, while losing to
Washington, New Orleans and Detroit.
The Bears were involved in a very close matchup with the
Lions last week but lost 21-19 despite a late push from Josh McCown, Brandon
Marshall and the rest of the bunch.
McCown had come in for a clearly limited Jay Cutler, who had
thrown for 250 yards (with one TD and one pick) before coming out of the game.
McCown came in and looked composed, completing 6-of-9 passes for 62 yards and a
Marshall and Alshon Jeffery were tormented the Lions
secondary all game long, totaling 16 receptions for 253 yards and two scores
between them. However, that still wasn't enough, as Matthew Stafford and Calvin
Johnson showed up to play as well and took home the victory.
The loss means Chicago now stands at 5-4 in the competitive
NFC North, one game behind Detroit. With the Lions facing a tough test in Pittsburgh
this weekend, a win for the Bears here could put them right back in the
The Ravens are hanging in there, but they're just not the
same team on the road, having gone 1-4 SU and ATS away from Baltimore. We'll be
recommending that you back the Bears at home with your sports picks, in spite
of the fact they'll be leaning on their backup quarterback once again.
We all saw what McCown did the other week and we believe
he'll do enough to keep Chicago in the mix here in Week 11.
Many will be afraid of taking the Bears, for their NFL picks, in this spot but we
like the Bears to rally once again and please the home fans with a W.
NFL Pick: Chicago Bears -2.5