It’s been almost a year since the Lions tasted victory, but that drought may come to an end when they host the sinking Bears (3-7, 4-6). Chicago has dropped five games in a row, placing them out of playoff contention.
Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions Betting Odds & Line Movement
The Bears were big 3-point favorites when they faced off with the Lions at Soldier Field in early December, but they are now 4.5-point chalk for the rematch in Detroit at Chicago gambling sites. The line has since moved to the Lions, who were 3.5-point underdogs at the time of publication. There was also a significant early plunge toward the UNDER, lowering the projection to 42.
Notes On The Chicago Bears
Justin Fields had an injury that made it difficult to play football on Sunday. He left the game because he was hurt. X-rays showed that he did not have any broken bones. But Chicago team might decide to make him rest for this week because it is a short week and they are playing another game soon.Andy Dalton took over for Fields against the Ravens and threw two long touchdowns. He made the 49 yard touchdown pass that gave us a lead with 1:44 left.
The Bears couldn’t keep the margin, allowing Tyler Huntley and the Ravens to drive 79 yards in five plays and score the game-winning touchdown with 22 seconds left.
A Chicago squad that had just taken a late lead in its previous game against Pittsburgh before losing in the final seconds was stunned for the second time in two days. With Khalil Mack still out and several other key defensive starters hurt, the Bears might find it difficult to bounce back emotionally in this short turnaround situation.
Notes On The Detroit Lions
The Lions lost their game last week. They were very close to winning, but they still lost. They have played four games this season that went into overtime and the Lions had the chance to win all of them but they did not manage it. The Detroit Lion team has not won a game since last year.
The Lions need more passing yards. They got 77 yards from Tim Boyle in his first game against the Browns, but they may have to play him again if Jared Goff can’t come back from an injury.Before he was injured, Goff wasn’t throwing particularly well. He posted a 144-yard effort against the Steelers.
The Detroit Lions have had trouble passing. This has helped D’Andre Swift in his fantasy game. He ran for 136 yards against the Cleveland Browns, including a 57-yard touchdown run. He also gained 266 yards on the ground during his last two games.
Can The Chicago Bears Cover The Pointspread?
The Bears have won six of the previous seven encounters, each by more than a field goal. If the Bears can recover from their recent disappointments and bring a focused effort to Detroit, their defensive unit should be able to suffocate the Lions’ attack.
Can The Detroit Lions Cover The Spread?
The Lions have yet to win, but they’ve been playing hard for Dan Campbell. In what appears to be the most winnable game on their timetable, they’ll bring plenty of intensity while Chicago may be drained following Sunday’s devastating loss.