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Bears face Lions in Week 4 odds

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The 3-0 Chicago Bears, after winning at Pittsburgh Sunday night, stay on the road for an NFC North rivalry battle with the 2-1 Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon at Ford Field (1 pm ET, Fox).

In the early Week 4 NFL wagering da Bears, who are averaging 32 points per game in their first three contests under new head coach Marc Trestman, were favored by a field goal over the Lions, who just picked up a road win of their own, beating the Redskins at Washington.

Chicago has won nine of the past 10 meetings between these NFC North foes.

The Lions sit at 2-1 (2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bears are currently 3-0 (1-1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 1-2 OU, and Chicago is 3-0 OU.

View Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Bears in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 47.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Lions - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 22 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bears sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 31-29 win for the Bears.

In their last action, Chicago was a 40-23 winner on the road against the Steelers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (63) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, the Bears were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Steelers by a score of 40-23. In their last game, Detroit's aerial attack generated 385 yards and the Lions came away with a 27-20 victory over Washington at FedExField.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 27.33 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 24.67 PPG. The Lions aerial game is averaging 336 yards per game, more than the Bears secondary allows through the air, 294.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Bears own the league's No. 13-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 103.5 yards per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

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

Next up:
Chicago at New Orleans, Sunday, October 6th
Detroit at Green Bay, Sunday, October 6th