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Bears vs Lions Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 4

Bears vs Lions Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 4

by Allyson ParkSeptember 29, 2021
  • Who will be Bears’ primary QB in this one?
  • Detroit defense must step up for the occasion
  • Justin Fields needs to improve after disastrous week 3

In the fourth week of the NFL regular season, the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions at Soldier field, with kickoff slated Sunday at 1pm EST.

This division-rivals matchup will prove to be a very entertaining game between two not-so-great teams. The Bears are currently second in the NFC North with a record of 1-2, and the Lions are dead last with a record of 0-3.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: CHI -2.5 (-115) | DET +2.5 (-105)
  • MoneyLine: CHI (-145) | DET (+125)
  • Total: 41.0 — Over (-115) | Under (-105)

All odds listed are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Bears vs Lions Prediction: Spread

The Chicago Bears are currently -2.5-point favorites for this game, but since I’m taking the Lions for this week, I’d bet on them to cover the spread. It’s certainly going to be a low-scoring game (and probably a close one too,) but I think the Lions will come out on top by at least seven points.

  • Free Prediction: Detroit Lions +2.5

Bears vs Lions Prediction: MoneyLine

I know that the odds are technically against the Lions, but I’m going to go against them this week and pick Detroit for this Week 4 NFC North matchup.

I don’t think the only one who was completely disappointed and underwhelmed by Justin Fields’ performance on Sunday in his NFL regular season debut. It was kind of painful to watch if I’m being completely honest.

Fields completed 6 of 20 passes for a total of 68 yards, but he was also sacked 9 times for a total loss of 67 yards. This means that Fields ended his first career NFL game with a total of one single passing yard, which is so horrible it’s actually kind of funny.

The Bears’ offense amassed a total of only 47 yards in Sunday’s 26-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns. As a whole, Chicago played very badly in this game, struggling to even score points. Almost everything about this Bears team leaves a lot to be desired. They can’t score, and they can’t stop their opponents from scoring.

While the Detroit Lions aren’t a good team by any means, the three games that they lost are definitely games they could have won. The Lions have been starting off their games strong, but they’ve lost because of their failure to maintain their momentum. After a devastating 17-19 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, this Week 4 game against the Bears might be the perfect bounce-back game for them.

Although Bears head coach Matt Nagy has not officially announced who will be the Week 4 starting quarterback yet, it will most likely by Fields, as Andy Dalton is still out with a knee injury. If Fields plays, the chances of the Lions winning increases.

There’s a chance Fields gets the starting nod again next week, with Andy Dalton’s knee injury potentially keeping him sidelined for longer. The rookie QB and the Bears have their first divisional matchup in Week 4, hosting the Detroit Lions.

I think that the Lions will get their first win this week against the Bears, as Chicago’s performances this season, and especially last week, have left a lot to be desired on all sides.

  • Free Prediction: Chicago Bears +2.5

Bears vs Lions Prediction: Total

This is going to be a criminally low-scoring game, and as the total is currently set at 41 points, I would bet the under for this matchup. Both teams will struggle with scoring points, and I will be surprised if more than four touchdowns between both teams are scored. I cannot stress this enough, BET THE UNDER.

  • Free Prediction: Under -105

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Allyson Park
Allyson Park is a sports writer and media content creator at Knup Solutions. She covers a variety of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. She is currently a student at Virginia Tech majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in creative writing. Her favorite sports to watch are NFL football and women's soccer. After graduating, she hopes to enter the sports journalism industry and provide a unique angle and perspective on sports as a woman of color.