Bears Vs. Lions – Thanksgiving Day Football Betting Odds | Predictions
The Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions handily two weeks ago. And it’s time to do it again. A win by the Bears on Thanksgiving would be a huge step towards winning the NFC North division. First, it would probably put the Lions out of contention for good. It would mean the third straight win for Chicago against a divisional opponent.
And last but not least, it will allow them to sit and relax while the Packers and the Vikings fight for the second place on Sunday Night Football. MyBookie.ag has the Bears as a field goal favorite on the road for this one. The betting line hasn’t moved at all since it opened. Bettors are undecided about the faith of this game. The betting public is going 50-50 taking both sides. The game total is currently at 44.5 points after it started the 46.
Chicago Bears Vs. Detroit Lions Predictions
Spread: Bears -3
Money line: Chicago -170 vs. Detroit +145
Game Total: 44.5
When: Thursday, November 21, 2018
Game Time: 12:30 PM ET
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
What’s the latest Bears betting form to face the Lions?
The Bears have the third best record in the NFC. They are one step behind the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams, but the team still is growing every week. Their Sunday night win against Minnesota confirmed what we knew; playing against their defense is suffocating and it is one of the best in the NFL. The offense is solid, but with lots of room to improve. QB Mitch Trubisky is listed day-to-day with a shoulder injury on his throwing arm suffered against Minnesota.
The Bears are “cautiously optimistic” that their starting quarterback will be ready to handle Detroit. If he can’t go, then, backup Chase Daniel will take over. “What’s my sense [on whether Trubisky plays on Thanksgiving]? I’m saying cautiously optimistic, but I can’t make any promises,” head coach Matt Nagy said. “I hope he does. But it’s a day-to-day thing for us, like I said. He wants to play. I know that. And for us, we got to make sure in these situations that we’re doing the right thing.”
It doesn’t even matter if Trubisky plays or not. The Bears are rolling and look superior to the Lions on both sides of the ball. I can even make the argument Trubisky is the reason Chicago is not a lot better on offense. The team does gain a lot with his run and scrambling abilities, but he still makes dumb throws that end up in costly mistakes. Against the Vikings, it was the perfect example. He threw a couple of interceptions in triple and double coverage because he still learning how to read defenses and make good decisions. Matt Nagy and his creative offensive plans are creating spaces for the entire unit. He’s scheming to get guys wide open, and that’s something that will benefit Chase Daniel if he has to fill in for Trubisky.
What’s the latest Lions betting form to face the Bears?
The Lions are coming off a win at home against the Panthers. Carolina basically outsmarted themselves by going for two points in their last offensive play of the game. Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak with that win, but I’m not buying they can put a run together to get in the playoffs. Detroit is slowly going back to their usual mistakes on offense. They abandon the run whenever they are in need of points. Last week against Panthers, QB Matthew Stafford threw 37 times but only completed 23 of those passes. He has three straight games without reaching the 300-passing yards mark. And they won’t have rookie tailback Kerryon Johnson for Thursday. He’s dealing with a knee injury.
The Bears have dropped the last five visits to Ford Field. It’s not a place where they usually feel comfortable playing, but the 2018 version of this Chicago team cannot be measured by the past. This is a new team, with a different swagger and nasty defense that travels well. Just based on Khalil Mack and the rest of the defensive line, the Bears should win this one on their road. Asking to lay three points on this team is not asking much. They are better than the Lions on both sides of the ball, and they proved it just two weeks ago. What’s the play? Bears -3.