Free Week 15 NFL Prediction: Bears vs Lions NFL Odds
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NFL Week 15 Handicapping
(4-9) Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions (7-6)
Date: Saturday December 16th
Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Week 15 ATS Betting Lines: Detroit Lions -6.5
NFL Week 15 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 15 NFL Betting Total: 44
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Detroit is in the mix but they have some work to do.
Unfortunately for them it would be a total Lions thing to lose to a bad Bears teams when it really matters.
The Bears put up one of the more stunning results of last week winning big at Cincinnati.
The Lions are better and can we really expect the offense to show up like they did two weeks in a row.
Chicago had their highest scoring game of the season as they beat up Cincinnati 33-7 on the road.
For the second straight game Mitch Trubisky put up a QB rating of over 110. I still don’t like his receiving options but as the season progresses he is becoming more reliable.
Jordan Howard was beast against Cincinnati and should still be the focal point of the offense. He went over 1000 yards the game, rushing for 127.
Shifty Tarik Cohen re-emerged with 80 rushing yards. He can break a long one on every play which keeps the defense more honest.
Kendall Wright caught 10 balls which was good for his fantasy owners but he is not a #1 receiver and will find it harder against a better secondary.
The Chicago defense did a great job of bottling up Cincinnati, holding the Bengals to less than 250 yards of offense. Anytime they do that this team will be in the game.
The lone weak spot was they had trouble bottling up Gio Bernard, especially as a receiver and the Lions do love throwing to their running backs.
It was nice that the offense showed up but this team has to get a strong defensive effort to have any sort of chance to win. Sacks and turnovers will be harder to come by against Matthew Stafford than Andy Dalton.
All week long there was some doubt as to whether Stafford would be ready to play in this one but he did and the Lions got the road victory they needed to stay in the playoff hunt at Tampa Bay.
Stafford threw for 381 yards and completed 81% of his passes against the Bucs but threw a couple of interceptions as well. He has picks in three straight games and needs to tighten things up for the Lions to keep winning.
The running game was what is was all season, not much. At this point it is what it is so I am not expecting it to get better.
Similar to Chicago the Lions don’t have an ace receiver. They do have a way better collection though Eric Ebron is a wild card at TE. He is coming off a strong game.
Detroit’s defense is nothing special, which is part of the reason they are always playing catchup. They lack players you need to gameplan around.
I look for them to be aggressive against Chicago. There is no reason not to throw everything they can think of at Trubisky.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games
- Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Chicago
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Detroit -6.5
I think this number will hold steady for a little while..but if it gets to 7 there will definitely be Chicago money.
NFL Free Week 15 Score Prediction: Detroit 27 – Chicago 16
These teams played a close game won by Detroit in the earlier meeting at the Bears. At home I expect the Lions to be more comfortable.
Detroit will not have to worry about coming from behind and Stafford will be sharper in this one.
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