In contrast to The Hoodie himself, none of Bill Belichick’s assistants reach his level as head coaches. Detroit’s Matt Patricia is the latest of a long line of Belichick’s flawed coaching tree. Patricia arrived with much fanfare as he promised to build through the Patriot Way. Increasingly he is merely another Lions coach that can’t produce successful NFL betting results. Correlate the one and perhaps only thing that the Lions have going for themselves. Detroit hosts the annual Thanksgiving Day game. Many NFL franchises covet that tradition. But to ease their sting it’s the only positive tradition Detroit has.
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 28, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan|
|Bears vs. Lions TV Coverage:||FOX|
Chicago Bears Vs. Detroit Lions Overview
Detroit has a sportsbook record of 3-7-1 straight up. 4-7 vs. the odds, and 7-4 over the totals. Last week the Lions lost at woeful Washington 19-16. Indeed, it’s as if the franchise has reached a new rock bottom. Detroit has NFL metrics of 12th for scoring offense and 26th for points allowed. Ironically enough Patricia was hired based on his work as New England’s defensive coordinator. Due to his bravado upon arriving at the Motor City fans have quickly turned on the Belichick prodigy. The Lions will again fail to break through with their first Super Bowl appearance.
In the same way, the Bears have been struggling. Chicago is 5-6 straight up, 3-8 vs. the odds, and 3-8 under the total. The Bears are coming off a 19-14 home win over the Giants as 6-point overlays. Overall Chicago ranks 29th in the NFL for total offense, but fourth for points allowed. Second-year head coach Matt Nagy is not looking nearly as smart as last year.
Key Bears: QB Mitchell Trubisky (62.2% COMP, 1858 YDS, 5.8 AVG, 10, 6 INT, 25 SACKS, 80.5 RTG), David Montgomery (156 ATT, 519 YDS, 3.3 AVG, 5 TD), WR Allen Robinson (63 REC, 764 YDS, 12.1 AVG, 4 TD), LB Khalil Mack (37 TACKLES, 6.5 SACKS), Eddy Pineiro (14-19 FG, 18-20 FG)
Key Lions: QB Jeff Driskel (59% COMP, 685 YDS, 6.5 AVG, 4 TD, 4 INT, 11 SACKS, 75.3 RTG), RB JD McKissic (34 ATT, 192 YDS, 5.6 AVG, 0 TD), LB Devon Kennard (39 TACKLES, 6 SACKS), PK Matt Prater (20-24 FG, 26-27 XP)
Chicago and Detroit Against the Spread
The Bears are:
- 5-7 against the spread in their last 12 away games
- 2-5 under the total on the road
- 3-6 on the board in games vs. the Lions at Detroit
- 6-4 over the total in away matchups vs. the Lions
- 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games
- 5-7 under the total at Ford Field
- 2-7-1 on the bear head to head with the Bears
- 2-6 under the total in their series with Chicago
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions NFL Betting Pick
On this occasion, the Lions will be missing starting quarterback Matthew Stafford. Not that it would really make much of an NFL betting difference. To illuminate the Bears are the best of two bad choices in this one. Injury battered Detroit is missing too many weapons.
Bears vs. Lions NFL Betting Pick: Chicago Bears
Bears vs. Lions NFL Betting Score Prediction: Bears 24, Lions 17