Bears vs. Lions Odds

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DETROIT, MI (The Spread) – First place in the NFC North is up for grabs on Sunday when the Detroit Lions host the Chicago Bears at 1PM ET on FOX.

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Chicago is 3-0 on the season, 1-0 on the road and 1-1-1 against the spread. Detroit is 2-1 overall, 1-0 at home and 2-1 against the spread. Chicago has won three straight over Detroit.

Trends show that the Lions are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 against Chicago and the home team has covered in 4 of the last 5 in this series. The Bears are also 0-4 ATS in their last 4 division games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Detroit is the favorite to win this game, as the Lions have odds of -2.5 points against the Bears. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Lions favored by 2.5 points as well. The spread dropped to 1.5 points before moving back to 2.5. The over/under total opened at 47.5 and moved to 48 before making the fall back to 47.5.

The Lions are coming off a 27-20 win at Washington last week. The Lions are averaging 410.7 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 366 yards per contest. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown for 1,020 yards and six touchdowns in the three games while receiver Calvin Johnson has caught 17 passes for 268 yards and three scores. Linebacker DeAndre Levy has a team-high 21 tackles and two interceptions on the year.

Chicago is now 3-0 on the season following a 40-23 win at Pittsburgh. The Bears have been led this season by their impressive defense. They are allowing 383 yards per game to opposing offense, but they have created 11 turnovers, scored three touchdowns and picked up five sacks. Quarterback Jay Cutler has thrown for 693 yards and six touchdowns with three interceptions to lead the offense, while Matt Forte has rushed for 225 yards and two scores while catching 18 passes for 138 yards.

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In terms of Injuries, Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman is questionable with a groin injury. Detroit receiver Nate Burleson is out after breaking his arm early on Tuesday and running back Reggie Bush is probable to play despite a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Chicago, as the Bears are getting 72% of the wagers with odds of +2.5 points at Detroit on Sunday.

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