SF 49ers vs Bears Prediction and Odds for Week 1 (49ers roll easily)

Trey Lance #5, San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Trey Lance #5, San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

The Trey Lance era is underway, sort of. Technically, if this doesn’t go well, we can simply take the ball from the San Francisco 49ers’ QB1 of the moment like an ace that’s thrown too many pitches and give the keys to the franchise back to Jimmy Garoppolo. That probably won’t happen. Kyle Shanahan and Niners leadership seems to be very comfortable with their decision (plus, Trey can play). Still, it’s nice to have options.

For now, San Francisco thinks they have their guy, and the backup helped lead them to a Super Bowl appearance and, most recently, the NFC Championship Game. Now, all eyes are on the third-overall selection from 2021’s NFL Draft. The journey begins with a game in the Windy City versus the Chicago Bears. Thankfully, it’s being played during the summer months.

SF 49ers vs Bears Odds Week 1

According to the oddsmakers at FanDuel, the 49ers are road favorites in Week 1 thanks to a point spread of 6.5. Their moneyline is -310 compared to +250 for Chicago. The over/under is currently set at 41.5 points.

SF 49ers vs Bears Prediction Week 1

No one can guarantee what we’ll see from this Niners team during the 2022-2023 NFL campaign. Then again, we can all agree that they’re currently a better team than Chicago, right?

Again, the Niners came within a few plays of returning to the Super Bowl, and no one would be shocked if they catapulted themselves back into another NFC Championship Game with an opportunity to close the deal. Meanwhile, it’s going to be a hard sell to convince anyone that the Bears have a similar ceiling. Are they even a playoff team?

For now, let’s assume both teams are on equal footing at quarterback. After all, we don’t know what the future holds for Justin Fields either, but we trust Kyle Shanahan. We don’t really know what we’re dealing with when we begin discussing Matt Eberflus as a head coach.

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We like our chances of placing the 49ers’ offense on the field versus the Bears’ defense. We’re even more confident with the possibilities when the ball is punted and San Fran has to put their defensive unit on the field to limit Chicago’s offensive attack. This could get out of hand for Eberflus and company quickly.

Take the over if you’re betting on the spread. Take the over if you’re betting the point total. The 49ers should and will win this one handily. Prediction: 49ers 27, Bears 13

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