Free NFL Prediction: Bears vs Lions
Week 17 NFL betting sees the Chicago Bears taking on the Detroit Lionson Sunday January 3rd at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Chicago Bears (6-9) vs Detroit Lions (6-9)
Date: Sunday January 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
ATS Betting Lines: OFF
NFL Moneyline Odds: Chicago PK
NFL Betting Total: 45.5
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The NFC North battles it out Sunday afternoon as the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions go at it to finish off the season.
Detroit has finally picked up steam and has played like the team every thought they would be, but it came a little too late in the season.
The Bears have opened some eyes at times this season, but they just didn’t have enough offensive firepower to do any damage this season.
The Lions will try to grab at least 7 wins for the 3rd straight season when they visit the Bears to close out the season.
The Lions and their fans must wonder what could have been as this team started the season on a major losing streak, but have certainly picked up the steam and are playing like the team everybody thought they would be.
Detroit has won 5 of their last 7 which includes a 3 game winning streak and the current 2 game winning streak they’re on.
QB Matthew Stafford has finally picked his game up too as he now sits with 3964 yards to go along with 29 touchdowns. Stafford has been the main reason for the Lions turnaround this season as him and WR Calvin Johnson have finally rebuilt their chemistry.
Calvin Johnson has racked up 78 receptions to go along with 1077 yards and now has 8 touchdowns.
Detroit brings in just a 2-4 SU road record into this one.
The Bears have dropped 3 of their last 4, but a win on Sunday would also give them their 7th win.
With a 7th win, it would marked the 10th season in 11 that Chicago would have at least 7 wins. Their reason for failure this season has been thanks to inconsistencies within the run game along with some sketchy defense.
Their defense overall is allowing 24.9 points per game, but that number gets worse at home as they allow 27.0.
With their poor defensive play at home, the Bears are just 1-6 SU inside Soldier Field this season. In those 7 games, they bring in a record of 2-5 ATS.
RB Matt Forte has been either really on or really off throughout this season. He has compiled 822 yards and 4 touchdowns, but those are both well below his capabilities.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Lions are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Lions are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- Bears are 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 home games.
- Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Detroit ATS
This Lions team looks like the one everyone expected at the beginning of the season. With both teams really going in opposite directions, the Lions should be able to finish this season out with a win.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 31- Chicago 20
Stafford and Johnson go out in style as they hook up for a big game and a win in the season finale.
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