Lions vs. Bears Total Prediction

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 11/11/18 Predictions & Preview

Will the Chicago Bears continue to put up big numbers on the scoreboard when they host the struggling Detroit Lions this afternoon at 1PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

265 Detroit Lions at 266 Chicago Bears

Sunday, November 11, 2018

1PM ET – Soldier Field

TV: FOX

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bears are favored at home, as Chicago is getting odds of -7 points against Detroit. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 44 points. The public betting for this game currently has 58 percent going on the Bears at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Bears heating up

The Chicago Bears are coming off a 41-9 win at Buffalo last weekend for its second straight win. Chicago is now 5-3 on the season, 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 with the over. The Bears have hit the over in four of their last five.

The Bears have been solid on defense this year, allowing just 19.1 points and 338.6 yards per game. The unit will also get Khalil Mack back today. He has missed the last two weeks with an ankle injury. He has five sacks this year for a unit that has 24 sacks and has forced 21 turnovers. Offensively, Chicago is averaging 29.4 points and 372 yards per game this year. Second-year QB Mitchell Trubisky has thrown for 1,949 yards and 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 302 yards. Tarik Cohen has rushed for 229 yards and also has 406 receiving yards.

Lions manhandled in Minnesota

The Detroit Lions looked awful the last two weeks, suffering a 28-14 loss to the Seahawks at home and a 24-9 loss at Minnesota. The Lions are now 3-5 overall, 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 with the over. Detroit has hit the under in its last two games.

The Lions allowed 10 sacks in last week’s loss at Minnesota and they are averaging just 22.5 points and 369.9 yards per game this season. Matthew Stafford has now been sacked 23 times this season and has thrown for 2,111 yards and 14 touchdowns with six interceptions. He looked uncomfortable last week without his safety valve in Golden Tate, who the Lions traded to the Eagles. Detroit is trying to establish a run game this year and Kerryon Johnson has rushed for 503 yards and a touchdown in his rookie season. He is questionable today with an ankle injury. Defensively, the Lions are giving up 26.3 points and 378.1 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing 142.5 yards per game. As a unit, they have 24 sacks but have forced just eight turnovers. They will be without their top player in CB Darius Slay Jr., as he is out with a knee injury.

NFL Betting Trends

Chicago

The Bears have hit the under in six of their last seven games against a losing team and in six of their last eight conference contests.

Detroit

The Lions have hit the over in four of their last five games in November and in five of their last seven division contests.

Prediction:

Detroit looked awful last week and it’s hard to see those offensive issues improving as they have injuries along the offensive line. Defensively, the Lions are without their top corner, which should leave them open to some deep passes. Their run defense is already poor and the Bears have the ability to do a lot out of the backfield. I look for Chicago to put up a lot of points and create turnovers, so they can do most of the heavy lifting to hit the over.

 

NFL Prediction: Lions/Bears Over 44

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