|NFL Picks: Bears Slight Road Favorites Against Lions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 04 October 2008 16:00|
Odds Favor Bears
Kickoff: 1:05PM ET FOX
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Chicago as a 3.5-point favorite.
Current public betting information shows that 85% of bettors favor the Bears -3.5 against the Lions.
Top Trends for this game:
DETROIT is 8-18 ATS (-11.8 Units) against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 3-1 against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 2-2 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Key Player Injuries:
[PR/KR] Devin Hester missed last game, %27?%27 - Ribs - 09/21/08
[OT] Chris Williams is out indefinitely - Back - 08/07/08
[CB] Brandon McGowan IR - Ankle - 09/17/08
[CB] Stanley Wilson IR - Achilles - 09/04/08
[OG] Stephen Peterman injured last game, doubtful - Hand - 09/22/08
(!) [QB] Jon Kitna injured last game, "?" - Knee - 09/21/08
[WR] Aveion Cason IR - Ankle - 08/31/08
[TE] Dan Campbell IR - Hamstring - 09/09/08
[FB] Jon Bradley IR - Shoulder - 08/20/08
The Lions are a mess, but they should be moving in the right direction now that Matt Millen has been relived of his general manager duties. It’s going to take some time before the team gets a new regime in the front office and clean the mess up. Until then, the Lions have major issues on the offensive line, on defense and starting quarterback Jon Kitna has a knee injury. Chicago is also coming off an emotional win against the Eagles and should have enough offensive firepower to easily dispose of their NFC North rivals. We predict the Bears over the Lions 23-13.
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