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Resurgent Bears Poised to Play Spoiler in Road Date with Rival Lions

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The Chicago Bears will be looking to build on their most lopsided win in over five years when they take on the archrival Detroit Lions on Saturday in an NFL Week 15 matchup at Ford Field. The Bears are coming off a 33-7 rout of Cincinnati as 6-point road underdogs, while the Lions return home following a 24-21 victory in Tampa Bay in a clash pegged as a pick’em.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Bears’ last four games against the Lions.
  • The Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against their division at home.
  • The Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in December.

Chicago racked up its highest point total in over two years in last week’s victory over the Bengals. The win put the brakes on a five-game SU slide during which the squad averaged just 13.8 points per game. The Bears’ recent swoon also featured a trio of home defeats, including a 27-24 loss to Detroit as a 3-point underdog in Week 11 that leaves them winless SU in their last seven dates with NFC North opponents.

The 7-6 Lions are desperate for a win to remain in playoff contention. After losing two of three, Detroit trails Seattle by one game in the NFC wild-card hunt. The Lions have surrendered huge point totals in recent weeks, allowing 31.6 ppg over their past three. Detroit has also seen the point total go OVER 11 times in its past 15 games, including six of seven home contests.

The Lions are an impressive 8-1 SU in their last nine overall meetings with Chicago. Detroit is also 5-1 SU in its past six home dates with the Bears. But the Lions have struggled to cover in recent clashes with their longtime divisional rivals, going 1-4-1 ATS in six overall, while claiming victory by a slim three-point margin in each of their past two meetings on home turf.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Bears opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 44 at most shops.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 30-16 result in favor of the Lions. 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

The Detroit Lions sit at 7-6 (6-6-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Chicago Bears are currently 4-9 (7-5-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Detroit is 9-4 OU, and Chicago is 4-8-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Chicago injuries news.

The Lions-Bears odds would favor the Lions if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 15 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bears sit at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Lions' No. 5-ranked offense (26.73 PPG) against a Chicago Bears defense that ranks No. 15 at 22.91 PPG. The Lions passing attack has averaged 255.64 yards per game, more than the Bears give up through the air (215.82 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bears feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 113.33 yards per game. The Lions, meanwhile, rank No. 32 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Bengals, they had no answer for Jordan Howard as the Bears rolled to a 33-7 victory at Paul Brown Stadium.

In Detroit's last outing, Matthew Stafford threw for 381 yards to lead the Lions over Tampa Bay 24-21 at Raymond James Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Cleveland, Sunday, December 24
Detroit at Cincinnati, Sunday, December 24

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