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Lions Look to Continue Winning Streak vs Shaky Bears

The Detroit Lions can take a huge step toward clinching the NFC North crown with a fifth straight victory on Sunday when they host the division rival Chicago Bears in an NFL Week 14 matchup at Ford Field. The Bears halted a three-game slide with last week's 26-6 win over San Francisco, and have also covered in three straight.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Bears' last four games against the Lions.
  • The Lions are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven games against teams with losing records.
  • The Bears are 1-5 SU in their last six games in the early afternoon.

The 8-4 Lions continued to play smothering defense in last week's 28-13 win in New Orleans as 6.5-point road underdogs. Detroit has held opponents to under 20 points in each of its past four, and the Lions have seen the point total finish UNDER in their past six outings.

The 3-9 Bears are winless in six road contests this season, but ended a five-game against the spread road slide in New York three weeks ago, covering as 7-point underdogs in a 22-16 loss to the Giants. Chicago is also 2-2 SU in its past four as an underdog of eight or more points, and 10-6 ATS in its past 16.

Chicago claimed a 17-14 win over the Lions as 3-point home chalk in Week 4, ending a six-game SU swoon against Detroit. The Bears are also 3-1 ATS in four against Detroit, after covering just once in their previous nine matchups.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Bears were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 44.

Odds Shark football prediction models picked a 26-16 result in favor of the Lions on Sunday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit battles the Chicago Bears, currently with a 3-9 mark (5-7 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 4-8 for the Lions and 4-7-1 for the Bears. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Chicago injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 24-rated Chicago Bears taking on the No. 18-rated Detroit Lions in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 22.92 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 22.5 PPG. The Lions aerial game is averaging 256.08 yards per game, more than the Bears secondary allows through the air, 220.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Chicago Bears own the league's No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118.83 yards per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Green Bay, Sunday, December 18th
Detroit at New York, Sunday, December 18th

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