The Spread Line opened at -6.5 and now sits at -7.0
Hester has 15 receptions averaging 15.7 yards per play, and a total of 235 yards all season. Despite battling a hamstring injury he’s still seen some passes, but his performance is clearly hampered. Although it’s likely Hester will see some passes again this coming Sunday, the quality of his play is highly dubious. The real problem for Atlanta, however, is Julio Jones. Jones, likewise, is an absolute key piece to the Atlanta scoring machine as well. Jones boasts 3 TDs across 44 receptions and a whopping 620 yards. Jones currently sits 3rd in the league in receiving yards. He’s been limited participation in practices but will give it another try vs the Falcons. Last week, Jones only caught 4 of 12 passes which is by far his worst performance of the season. The Bears are bottom 10 in defense, confirming that it was an injury hampered offensive unit that led to the Falcons’ 27-13 defeat, and not some mastermind defensive unit on the part of the Bears.
The WSOH 7-unit play of the week and with full confidence:
Since last week, the Detroit Lions have had their offense gutted by injury. TE Eric Ebron did not practice. RB Theo Riddick did not practice. RB Reggie Bush had limited practice and can’t be expected to put up the same numbers. But most importantly WR Calvin Johnson, the Lions’ #2 receiver, did not practice. This is a major blow because even with these guys in the lineup, the Lions were having troubles moving the markers. Without them, the Lions’ offense is toothless and it’s tough to see where they’ll have chances to score, much less win, much less by a spread. What’s unique about this injury list is that they are all on the offensive side of things and they are integral names.
So after sports bettors add up the factors, we realize that the total is set at a generous 48 points and begs the UNDER evaluation.
The WSOH 6-unit play of the week: