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Bears vs Lions Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17
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Bears vs Lions Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

by USA WagerDecember 27, 2022

Check out our free Bears vs Lions prediction for the NFL week 17 game in Detroit. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Bears vs Lions Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

On Sunday, January 1st, the Chicago Bears travel to take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. This NFC North showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX.

Heading into Sunday’s game, Detroit is the odds on favorite to come away with the win. Will they be able to take care of business at home? Or, does Chicago have what it takes to make things interesting? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Bears vs Lions prediction.

  • Spread: CHI +5.5 | DET -5.5
  • MoneyLine: CHI +196 | DET -244
  • Total: 52.0

Bears vs Lions Prediction: Spread

Going into week 17, Chicago has a record of 0-4 in the NFC North. Overall, the Bears head into action with a record of 3-12. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -6.0 points per game. So far, the Bears have been favored in 13 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 6.

Across the Bears last 5 road games, the team averaged 23.6 points per game while allowing 30.0. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4-0 straight-up. Chicago heads into this matchup with a 1-4 record vs the spread in their last 5 games as the underdog. The team went 0-5 straight up in these matchups.

Going into week 17, Detroit has a record of 3-1 in the NFC North. Overall, the Lions head into action with a record of 7-8. This season, Detroit currently has an average point differential of -0.6 points per game, placing them 14th in the league. So far, the Lions have been favored in 4 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -2.

In their last 5 games at home, the Lions have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 4-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 28.2 points per game in these contests. Going back to their previous 5 games as the favorite, Detroit has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.

In this matchup, we suggest grabbing the Lions on the spread as -5.5 point favorites. On offense, look for the team’s 8th ranked passing attack to continue playing well on their way to a win.

Free Spread Prediction: Detroit Lions -5.5

Bears vs Lions Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Bears have an over-under record of 10-5. For the season, the Bears offense has been struggling, averaging just 20.2 points per game. Things haven’t gone any better on defense, where they are the 31st ranked scoring defense in the NFL. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Lions have an over-under record of 10-5. So far, the Lions have put together the 5th ranked scoring offense at 26.13 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 26.73 points per contest.

In this week’s matchup, we see the Bears and Lions combining for 51 points, leading us to recommend taking the under.

Free Total Prediction: Under 52.0

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