Detroit is still looking for their first win of the season although people are a lot more optimistic after President and General Manager Matt Millen was fired. Gamblers that bet on football never really wanted to back the Lions in recent seasons, partly because of Millen. The Bears are small road favorites in NFL odds Week 5 numbers for this game.
Football betting stats show that the NFC North rivals have split their last 10 meetings both straight up and against the football betting pointspread. At Detroit, the Lions are 3-2 in the last five games against Chicago according to football betting stats. The Bears have been a solid football betting road favorite the past three years, hitting over 60% of the time according to football betting stats. Detroit as a football betting home underdog within the division has been poor the past few seasons, winning under 40% of the time according to football betting numbers. Gamblers that bet on football normally don’t like to take Detroit in any situation in football betting because the Lions just haven’t been a good bet most of the time.
The total is very similar to the football betting side in the last 10 games as five games have gone over and five have gone under. At Detroit, the last two games have gone over the football betting total including last year’s 37-27 Lions win. Both teams have offenses that are capable of putting up points but they are very inconsistent and that makes gamblers that bet on football nervous. The Lions have Jon Kitna who makes too many mistakes while the Bears have Kyle Orton who is just the opposite. Kitna will throw it all over the field while Orton is more deliberate. It could come down to the running game and the edge there goes to the Bears with rookie Matt Forte. Gamblers that bet on football will be leaning with the Bears in this game but not by a lot.
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