Free NFL Prediction: Bears vs Lions
Week 6 NFL betting sees the Chicago Bears taking on the Detroit Lions on Sunday October 18th at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Chicago Bears (2-3) at Detroit Lions (0-5)
Date: Sunday October 18th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Ford Field- Detroit, Michigan
ATS Betting Lines: Detroit Lions -2.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Detroit Lions -165
NFL Betting Total: 43
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A classic NFC North rivalry awaits the Bears on Sunday as they travel to the Motor City to take on the winless Detroit Lions.
Chicago has found some much-needed momentum after an 0-3 start, while Detroit is still looking for its first win of the year.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM ET as the Lions desperately hope to avoid an 0-6 start against their rivals in Week 6.
After a disastrous 0-3 start, the Chicago Bears now find themselves at 2-3 after beating the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs. A big reason for those two wins has been due in large part to the play of a healthy Jay Cutler.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Cutler has been the catalyst for Chicago’s recent success.
Since Cutler returned to the starting lineup after a nagging hamstring injury sidelined him for a game and a half, he’s thrown for 533 yards and four touchdowns with just one interception.
Running back Matt Forte is also getting the job done on the ground as well as through the air. Over the last two weeks, the Bears’ workhorse has combined for 264 yards and one score.
Chicago is trending up at the right time, and the team is making it happen without its best wide receiver in Alshon Jeffery.
The Bears are also getting help from their defense which was absolutely atrocious early on.
Chicago gave up 105 points during its first three games, but has come back strong by only allowing 37 points over its last two.
This sets up nicely coming into Ford Field against a Lions team that is only averaging 16 points per game this season.
While the Bears seem to be on the up, the Lions are on a terrible slide down that could very well be the end of head coach Jim Caldwell.
The Lions were embarrassed by the Arizona Cardinals at home in Week 5 where quarterback Matt Stafford was benched for Dan Orlovsky in a lopsided 42-17 loss.
The Lions committed an absurd six turnovers in the rout, and the game got so out of hand that Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians yanked Carson Palmer for Drew Stanton to stop the hemorrhaging.
The Lions look like a team that has lost its way, and it’s tough to see them beating the Bears on Sunday.
If there is any silver lining for the Lions, it’s the fact that they have beaten Chicago four times in a row.
Still, Detroit looks like a team that is already planning for next season, where Chicago seems to have new life after dealing with some early-season turmoil of its own.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Bears are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Bears are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Lions.
- Lions are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
- Total has gone UNDER in 18 of Lions’ last 25 games.
- Bears are 1-5 SU in their last 6 road games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Bears +2.5
The Lions have had the Bears’ number for the last two years, but Detroit is a mess right now.
There is sure to be plenty of public money on Chicago in this one because of Detroit’s abysmal performance against the Cardinals, but the public will have the right look with that pick.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 24 – Detroit 20
This is Detroit’s last chance to save its season before Jim Caldwell is undoubtedly shown the door by year’s end. It should be a close game as most divisional games are, but there is nothing encouraging about the Lions right now.
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