First year Detroit coach Matt Patricia is quickly learning why the Lions franchise is the graveyard of coaching. While it’s true that Patricia hasn’t always helped himself, the fact remains its been the same old Detroit so far in 2018. Balanced against that is a Chicago team that has been among the top betting on NFL surprises so far. New head coach Matt Nagy has the Bears atop the NFC North. In comparison to most NFL teams Chicago is showing good balance and overall strength. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has had a positive impact on the Bears offense to start.
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
Date and Time: Sunday, September 11, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Betting on NFL odds at SBG:
|Lions||+6½ (-105)||45 (-110)|
|Bears||-6½ (-115)||45 (-110)|
Lions vs. Bears TV Coverage: FOX
Chicago is 5-3 straight up and against the spread with five of their games going over the total. Last week the Bears annihilated the Bills in Buffalo 41-9 for their second straight payout. Overall Chicago ranks fifth in the NFL for scoring offense and fourth for points allowed. Trubinsky has a 96.1 rating with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Additionally, on the ground the Bears rank seventh in the NFL for rushing yardage. Trubinsky is the second leading rusher with 7.9 yards per carry. And Tarik Cohen has added 4.7 yards per run.
Detroit is 3-5 straight up and 5-3 vs. the odds with five of their games going over the total. Last Sunday the Lions were mauled in a 24-9 loss at Minnesota for their second straight defeat. Detroit has mediocre metrics of 21st for total offense and 23rd for points allowed. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was brutalized last week with 10 sacks by the Vikings. As a result, offensive line play is a perpetual problem for the Lions.
Stats to Consider
Detroit has been in the black as a recent betting on NFL road dog. Fashion the Lions covering four of their last seven getting points away from home. Four of Detroit’s last five in that situation have gone over the total. Conversely the Bears have been on fire lately as a favorite at Soldier Field. To show Chicago has paid out in four consecutive games as a home favorite. Four of their last five in that role have also gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
The Bears have had the big online wagering advantage in this head to head series. In turn the Lions have paid out in only two of the last seven meetings between these teams. Four of the last five between Detroit and Chicago have gone under the total. At Soldier Field the Lions have covered just two of their last seven visits. And just two of the last seven at Chicago in this series have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Accordingly, the recent play of both teams makes the Bears an understandable Betting on NFL favorite. Chicago has a proven profitability as a home chalk and against Detroit. Furthermore, the Bears defense should add to the pressure on the Lions offensive line.
Lions vs. Bears Betting on NFL Picks
A clear difference in quality has emerged with these teams. To conclude the Bears rate the call.
Lions vs. Bears Betting on NFL Pick: Chicago Bears
Lions vs. Bears Betting on NFL Score Prediction: Bears 27, Lions 17
Catch highlights of the Bears win over the Bills last week!