Lions Vs Bears Line & PickNoah Williams
The Chicago Bears will look for their first win of the season when they host the Detroit Lions. Kick-off is on FOX this Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 PM ET, from Soldier Field, in Chicago, Illinois.
Marvin Jones, Eric Ebron questionable for Lions at Bears https://t.co/u2zTnwvgOX
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 30, 2016
The Week 4 NFL betting line favors the Lions by 2.5-points to beat the Bears. Now, let’s find out if you should be betting on Detroit or back Chicago. Happy hunting!
Detroit Lions Vs Chicago Bears Line & Pick
What: Detroit Lions (1-2) at Chicago Bears (0-3)
When: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Chicago, IL
Stadium: Soldier Field
Spread: Lions -2.5
Moneyline: Detroit -140 vs Chicago +120
Game Total: 46.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Detroit vs Chicago
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Bears
The Lions lost their second game in a row by a 34-27 score in Green Bay last week. Detroit dropped to 1-2 SU and ATS this season. They average 26.3 points per game (8th) and give up 28.3 points per game (27th).
The Lions offense is doing their job averaging 27 points and 413.7 yards per game and they have a minus 1 turnover ratio. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford has completed 67.5 percent of his passes with 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Last week, he completed 28 of 41 passes for 385 yards and three touchdowns and one interception against the Packers.
With the loss of Calvin Johnson during the offseason there was a question on who would be catching the ball. WR Marvin Jones (18 rec, 408 yards, 2 TDs) answered the call. Last week, he caught six passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.
The Lions backfield took a hit after losing Ameer Abdullah for an extended time. The backfield averages 101.0 rushing yards per game (16th) combined. RB Theo Riddick (28 att, 91 yards, 1 TD) s averaging 3.3 yards per carry with a touchdown and he has 16 receptions and a touchdown.
The Lions own the 21st-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 264.0 passing yards (16th) and 114.7 rushing yards (21st) per game. They have seven sacks this season (12th). Tahir Whitehead is Detroit’s leading tackler with 23, Tavon Wilson has 14, and Kerry Hyder has 4 sacks. This is a pivotal game for the Lions and their second in a row on the road.
Why Bet The Chicago Bears To Beat The Lions
After three weeks, the Chicago Bears could be the worst team in football. The Bears dropped to 0-3 SU and ATS after losing 31-17 to the Dallas Cowboys. The Bears offense is averaging a dreadful 15 points and 310.7 yards per game and they aren’t helping themselves any with a minus 4 turnover ratio.
At QB, Chicago is going with Brian Hoyer who has taken over for the injured Jay Cutler, and he has completed 63.9 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions and he has yet to be sacked.
The Bears average 240.7 passing yards (23rd) per game. At QB, Chicago is going with Brian Hoyer who has taken over for the injured Jay Cutler, and he has completed 63.9 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions and he has yet to be sacked.
WR Alshon Jeffery (14 rec, 271 yards, 0 TDs) remains as the number option in the passing game but hasn’t scored a touchdown, yet. Sophomore WR Kevin White (13 rec, 132 yards, 0 TDs) is back after missing most of last season due to injury.
The Bears rush game has struggled after dumping stud RB Matt Forte in the offseason. They now average 70.0 rushing yards per game (30th). The new starting rusher Jeremy Langford (31 car, 116 yards, 2 TDs) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with an ankle injury.
Chicago has the 16th-ranked total defense. The Bears give up 214.0 passing yards per game (10th) and 142.7 rushing yards (30th). Their pass rush defense has sacked quarterbacks four times this season (21st). Jerell Freeman is Chicago’s top tackler with 34, Jacoby Glenn has 19, and Harold Jones-Quartey has 17.
No team has made the playoffs after starting 0-3 and the Bears are looking like that trend will continue.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
- Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
- Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Chicago is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
- Chicago is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
- Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
- Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Bears are a team without an identity or leader. Can you say 0-16.
My final score prediction is Detroit 27, Chicago 23.