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Bears Look to End Slide Against NFC North Rival Lions

The Chicago Bears will try to halt a six-game straight-up losing streak on home turf Sunday, when they host the sputtering Detroit Lions in an NFL Week 4 clash between the NFC North rivals at Soldier Field.

Shark Bites
  • The Bears are 1-8 SU in their last nine games against their division.
  • The Lions are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four games against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Lions' last 10 games on the road after an ATS loss on the road.

The Bears' current slide continued on Sunday night with a 31-17 loss to Dallas as 6.5-point road underdogs, extending their SU and against the spread losing streak to four games, and dropping them to 1-7 SU and ATS in their past eight overall.

With pivot Jay Cutler sidelined by injury, the Bears' offense struggled early on while the Cowboys scored on their first four possessions to quickly put the game out of reach. Chicago has averaged just 16.25 points per game during their losing streak, and has failed to top 21 points in six straight home losses.

The Lions surrendered 31 first-half points in last week's 34-27 loss to Green Bay, leaving them winless SU and ATS in their past two following an impressive 7-2 SU and ATS run. Detroit has given up 34 or more points twice this season, dropping it to 28th in the league in points allowed, but has held Chicago to 21 or fewer points four times during a six-game SU win streak against the Bears.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Lions were listed as -2-point favorites at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 46.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 23-22 result in favor of the Bears on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Chicago Bears are 0-3 overall and 0-3 ATS against the spread, while the Lions are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. As for the totals, Chicago is 1-1-1 on the OU, and Detroit is 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Detroit injuries news.

The Chicago Bears sit at No. 27 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Lions are at No. 7 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 15 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 28.33 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 240.67 yards per game, less than the Lions secondary allows through the air, 264.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Detroit Lions own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 102.5 yards per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Matthew Stafford in a losing cause against the Packers, a 34-27 final.

Brian Hoyer led the way last time out for the Bears, connecting for 317 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 31-17 loss to the Bears at AT&T Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • 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
  • Chicago is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
  • Chicago is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
  • Chicago is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Philadelphia, Sunday, October 9th
Chicago at Indianapolis, Sunday, October 9th