Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Odds & PickNoah Williams
A NFC North divisional matchup will have the Chicago Bears facing the Detroit Lions this week. The Week 14 NFL odds favor the Lions by 8-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 11th at 8:30 PM ET on CBS from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
NFL announces scheduling change for Week 14:
Saints-Bucs will be played Sunday at 4:25 PM on Fox.
Bears-Lions will be cross flexed to CBS.
— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) November 29, 2016
These two faced off back in Week 4 when the Bears got their first win of the season after starting 0-3 for the second time in as many seasons under head coach John Fox. The final score was Detroit 14, Chicago 17.
Chicago Bears Vs Detroit Lions Odds, Pick & How To Watch
What: Chicago Bears (3-9) at Detroit Lions (8-4)
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Detroit, MI
Stadium: Ford Field
Spread: Lions -8
Moneyline: Chicago +325 vs Detroit -400
Game Total: 43.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Chicago vs Detroit
Why Bet The Chicago Bears To Beat The Lions
The Chicago Bears won their third game of the season by manhandling the 49ers by a 26-6 score last week. They are 3-9 SU and 5-7 ATS this season. They average 17.0 points per game (17th) and give up 2.5 points per game (16th).
The Bears average 246.1 passing yards per game (17th). Green-eared QB Matt Barkley (1059 yards, 4 TDs & 5 INTs) completed 11 of 18 passes for 192 yards in the win against the Niners. WR Cameron Meredith (38 rec, 516 yards, 2 TDs) is the best active receiver on the team. Top wideout Alshon Jeffery is finishing up his four-game suspension for taking a banned substance. Eddie Royal missed the 49ers game with a toe injury and did not practice on Wednesday. Marquess Wilson’s status is also questionable because of a groin injury.
Chicago averages 102.1 rushing yards per game (19th). RB Jordan Howard (181 car, 883 yards, 5 TDs) is coming off a great game over San Francisco where he rushed for 117 yards on 32 carries and scored three touchdowns in snowy conditions. Howard, who emerged after season-opening starter Jeremy Langford was injured, gained 111 yards on 23 carries against the Lions in their last meeting.
Chicago has the 7th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 220.0 passing yards per game (6th) and 106.5 rushing yards per game (18th). The Bears have 30 sacks this season (7th). Jerrell Freeman has 91 tackles, and Willie Young has 7.5 sacks.
Can the Bears sweep the Lions for the first time since 2012?
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Bears
The Detroit Lions have won four straight, including a 28-13 victory in New Orleans last week over the Saints. They are 8-4 SU and ATS this season. They average 22.8 points per game (18th) and allow 20.9 points per game (11th).
“It just says that us as a team, we believe in ourselves. We don’t care about nobody else, man,” Lions tight end Eric Ebron said. “We don’t care what anybody else says. We came in this to win and we knew we were going to win the game. That’s all that matters.
The Lions average 256.1 passing yards per game (15th). QB Matthew Stafford (3224 yards, 21 TDs & 5 INTs) torched the Saints defense. He completed 30 of 42 passes for 341 yards, and two touchdowns. WR Golden Tate (65 rec, 762 yards, 3 TDs) is now the team’s number one receiver. He had eight receptions for 145 yards and one touchdown in New Orleans. WR Marvin Jones (42 rec, 730 yards, 4 TDs) has been dealing with a thigh injury. Detroit averages 81.2 rushing yards per game (29th). RB Theo Riddick (92 car, 357 yards, 1 TD) averages just 3.9 rushing yards per carry.
Detroit has the 15th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 257.0 passing yards per game (20th) and give up 98.2 rushing yards per game (13th). The Lions have recorded 21 sacks this season (26th). Tahir Whitehead has 101 tackles, and Kerry Hyder has 7.0 sacks.
Betting Trends For this Matchup:
- Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
- Detroit is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
- Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Pick & Final Score Prediction
Can the Detroit Lions be overconfident when they face the lowly Chicago Bears? The Lions do own a four-game winning streak and a two-game lead over Green Bay and Minnesota in the NFC North, but they know they can’t look past the other team in the division. The Bears posted a 17-14 victory in the first meeting at Soldier Field on Oct. 2. I don’t see how Chicago gets their fourth win of the year this week.
My final score prediction is Chicago 13, Detroit 27.