Bears vs. Lions Thanksgiving Prediction
The first game of the NFL Thanksgiving Day triple-header pits NFC North rivals against each other when the Lions host the Bears at 12:30 p.m. ET. With Chicago laying a field goal as a road favorite and the total sitting at 41.5 points, what’s the best bet?
105 Chicago Bears (-3) at 106 Detroit Lions (+3); o/u 41.5
12:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 25, 2021
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Chicago Bears DFS Spin
Darnell Mooney (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Mooney has been limited all week but wasn't hit with the questionable tag so he should be expected to play. Mooney saw his role jump with Allen Robinson, who is listed as doubtful this week, sidelined in Week 11. Coming off a 16-target game and now facing one of the league's worst secondaries, he is a candidate for WR2 numbers on the week.
Detroit Lions DFS Spin
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Lions are planning to start Jared Goff (oblique) in Week 12 against the Bears Thursday. Goff is officially listed questionable, but he's going to be under center. Even at less than 100%, Goff gives the Lions a better chance at competing for the Turkey Day win. Tim Boyle simply doesn't belong in the NFL after his disastrous Week 11 fill-in start.
NFL Week 12 Betting Prediction
The Bears are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against the Lions, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games against an opponent with a losing record and are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games when facing an opponent with a losing home record. On the other side, the Lions are 3-14 against the spread in their last 17 games in Week 12, are 5-12-1 against the number in their last 18 games played in November and are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following an ATS win.
NFL WEEK 12 PREDICTION: CHICAGO BEARS -3