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Nov 13, 4:15 PM | Grass of Soldier Field

Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD5-3

The playoffs could be on the line for the Chicago Bears as they host the Detroit Lions on the NFL odds menu for Week 10.

After a stirring win at Philly on Monday Night as an 8-point underdog, the Bears still need to gain ground on the Lions to seek out a Wild Card spot. And they have a short week to figure it out, a factor for NFL handicappers this week.

Of note, the Lionns will be rested coming off a bye week and the UNDER is 6-1 in their past 7 seasons following a BYE. The Lions have won 6 straight road games (5-0-1 ATS) and they have also been a good bet within the NFC North, going 5-0-1 ATS past 6 within the division.

View Detroit vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Bears sit as 2.5-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at 47.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 16 and the Lions sitting at No. 13. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 35-27 result in favor of the Lions this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 10-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Lions defense that ranks No. 6 at 18.4 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 220.9 yards per game, more than the Lions give up through the air (193.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Lions own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 124 yards per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Detroit was a 45-10 winner in its last match on the road against the Broncos. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 55 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Last time out, Matthew Stafford threw for 3 scores and 267 yards in leading his team past Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 30-24 winner as they battled the Eagles on the road. The Bears covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 54 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Matt Forte went over the 100-yard mark (133) in his team's latest effort as Chicago defeated Philadelphia by a score of 30-24 on Monday.

Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 4-6

Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 6-4

A few Lions at Bears trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Detroit is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Carolina, Sunday, November 20
Chicago home to San Diego, Sunday, November 20

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