It took a 66-yard, record-breaking field goal from Justin Tucker for the Baltimore Ravens to beat the Detroit Lions in their last game. Does that mean Detroit steps it up against the disappointing Chicago Bears? Or is this the game where Da Bears finally start acting like a playoff contender? Check out NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Chicago versus Detroit.
NFL Betting Preview for Detroit at Chicago
NFL Week 4: Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Game Odds & Info
- When: Sunday, Oct. 3 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
- TV / Streaming: FOX / FOX Sports
- ATS Odds: Chicago -2 ½
- Moneyline Odds: Detroit +125 / Chicago -145
- Over/Under Odds: 42
Why bet on Detroit versus Chicago?
The Lions are 0-3, but they’ve played against 3 of the best teams in the NFL. The Lions covered against San Francisco in a loss, blew a 14-points lead versus rival Green Bay in their second game, and then almost pulled off the big upset over the Baltimore Ravens. In addition, Detroit sends the better quarterback to the field in Jared Goff. The former Ram is completing close to 70% of his passes, has thrown for over 800 yards in 3 games, and has tossed 5 TDs to 2 INTs.
Detroit Lions Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 353.0
- Passing Yards: 247.3
- Rushing Yards: 105.7
- Points Scored: 22.3
- Turnovers: 3
Detroit Lions Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 384.0
- Passing Yards: 269.7
- Rushing Yards: 114.3
- Points Scored: 31.7
- Takeaways: 3
Why bet on Chicago versus Detroit?
Chicago hasn’t played well this season, but they could get healthy versus the Lions. So far, the Bears have battled the Los Angeles Rams, a favorite to win the Super Bowl, the Cleveland Browns, another favorite to win the Super Bowl, and the good Cincinnati Bengals. The Lions are an 0-3 team that Chicago gets at home. If the Bears don’t beat and cover against the Lions, this will be a long season.
Chicago Bears Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 191.7
- Passing Yards: 90.7
- Rushing Yards: 101.0
- Points Scored: 13.3
- Turnovers: 3
Chicago Bears Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 350.7
- Passing Yards: 231.3
- Rushing Yards: 119.3
- Points Scored: 25.7
- Takeaways: 4
Lions at Bears Relevant Trends
- Detroit is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games
- Lions are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago
- Over is 6-1 in Detroit’s last 7 versus the NFC North
- Chicago is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 versus the NFC
- Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
- Over is 4-0 in the Bears last 4 versus the NFC North
Detroit Lions versus Chicago Bears Final Betting Prediction
Neither teams shows positive trends, which makes choosing the winner against the spread much easier. Make no mistake, the Lions aren’t a great football team.
The defense allows a worst in the league 31.7 points per. Ah, but here’s the thing, Chicago may have the worst offense in the league.
The Bears average 13.3 points per. Not only that, but coach Matt Nagy said he hasn’t decided who will play quarterback this Sunday. Chicago could go with Justin Fields, who blew it big time versus Cleveland in his first start, a banged up Andy Dalton, or Nick Foles.
No matter who Nagy pegs as the starting QB, the Lions will field the much better signal-caller. Jared Goff has found great success in Detroit.
In the Lions’ first game, he almost orchestrated a comeback victory against the 49ers. Then, he did orchestrate the comeback win versus the Ravens only to see Tucker kick the incredible game winner.
Goff should decimate the Bears’ overrated defense. The Lions’ moneyline is the best play.
NFL Week 4 Pick: Detroit Lions +125