Bears vs. Lions Pick

NFL Week 14 Picks: Can the Lions cover a 7.5-point spread vs. the Bears?

Can the Detroit Lions take care of business at home on Sunday when they host the Chicago Bears, or are they set for a letdown?

According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Lions are favored at home on Sunday, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Bears. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 43.5 points. The Bears own a 17-14 win over Detroit in Chicago back on Oct. 2. However, the Lions have won six of the last seven in this series. The Bears are 3-1 against the spread in the last four against Detroit.

Bet on Bears vs. Lions

The Lions are coming off a 28-13 win over the Saints in New Orleans last week to move to 8-4 on the season and take firm control in the NFC North. Detroit is also is 8-4 against the spread. The Lions have won and covered in seven of their last eight games. The Lions defense is on a nice run, holding their last six opponents to 20 points or less. They are giving up just 20.9 points per game on the year. The unit could be without Ezekiel Ansah, who is questionable with an ankle injury. Offensively, Detroit is putting up 22.9 points per game. They have a real lack of a run game, as they average just 81.2 yards per game on the ground. Matthew Stafford has made up for the lack of a run game, as he has thrown for 3,224 yards and 21 touchdowns with five interceptions. His 100.5 QBR Rating ranks sixth in the NFL.

Chicago is coming off a 26-6 win over San Francisco last week to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bears are now 3-9 on the season and 5-7 against the spread. Chicago actually has a pretty good defense. The Bears are giving up just 22.5 points and 342.6 yards per game. They give up just 236.1 passing yards per contest. The unit could be without some key linebackers this week as Pernell McPhee and Willie Young are both questionable to play. Offensively, Chicago is putting up just 17 points and 359.8 yards per game. Chicago is down to Matt Barkley at QB. He has thrown for 589 yards and three touchdowns this season with four interceptions. He will be without Alshon Jeffery, who is suspended for one more game. Jordan Howard has been leading the offense with 883 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

NFL Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

The Lions had one of their most impressive games in some time with their 28-13 win at New Orleans. The Lions dominated on both sides of the ball and showed they could be a legit contender in the NFC. Still, this could be a trap game as Chicago’s defense held the Lions in check earlier this year. Despite that, I think Detroit knows how golden of an opportunity they have. Look for them to play well and take care of business at home, led by their defense against a poor Chicago offense.

 

NFL WEEK 14 PICK: DETROIT LIONS -7.5

Recent NFL Discussions

MLB PRO PIG FOR SUN SAT NOTES 13-18-4 on Sun, Oct 2021 by Surfer
Free Premium Service Plays For Sunday 10/17/21 on Sun, Oct 2021 by NeverSplitAces
Sunday sharp action on Sun, Oct 2021 by Jimmythegreek
REAL FAST OUT OF TIME COLL PIG on Sat, Oct 2021 by Timmy1961
Loading...

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Steelers Week 6 Prediction The Sunday Night Football Game will feature a Russell Wilson-less Seahawks team traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers at 8:20 p.m. ET. Is 5 points too...
Thumbnail Cowboys vs. Patriots Week 6 Prediction The Cowboys have won four straight and are only laying 3.5 points to a Patriots team that has yet to win a home game this season. Is Dallas a safe bet to cover...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Browns Week 6 Prediction The Cardinals will put their unbeaten record on the line when they visit the Browns at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday. Arizona is catching over a field goal as a road...
Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Football Team Prediction The Chiefs are laying over a touchdown on the road to the Football Team on Sunday in Washington but at 2-3, is Kansas City trustworthy to cover that number?...
Thumbnail Packers vs. Bears Week 6 Prediction NFC North rivals will meet in Chicago on Sunday where the Bears will host the Packers at 1:00 p.m. ET. With the Bears listed as a 6-point home dog and the total...

NFL Headlines