The Detroit Lions (7-8) play the Chicago Bears (3-12) at Ford Field on 1st January. The Detroit Lions hold second place in the NFC North for this divisional matchup with seven wins from 15 matches, four games clear of the fourth-placed Chicago Bears. With the playoffs still in reach, the Detroit Lions are gearing up for a must-win game against a Chicago Bears team that has already been eliminated from postseason contention.
Detroit Lions VS Chicago Bears Betting lines
Detroit Lions VS Chicago Bears Betting expert picks
Detroit Lions VS Chicago Bears Moneyline
Backing the Detroit Lions for victory at the Ford Field returns odds of -280 on the moneyline, which implies they have a 74% chance of coming through. The hosts are 7-8 for this season and 4-4 at home. On the other side, the Chicago Bears are the clear underdogs at +230. The visitors are currently 1-4 SU on the road after losing four of their past five road trips.
Detroit Lions VS Chicago Bears Spread
In the Week 17 NFL betting lines, the Detroit Lions are favored by 6.5 points over the Chicago Bears. This leaves the home team as the strong favorite to win on Sunday. The ten most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 6.1 points.
The Detroit Lions have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games. The Detroit Lions are specialists in covering the spread and have the stats to prove it. They have covered the spread in four of their past five home matches and are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 overall.
On the other side of the field, the Chicago Bears have failed to cover the spread in the last three matches played on the road. In their past 10 matches, the Chicago Bears went 3-7 ATS and also ended up 3-6 ATS from their nine most recent road trips.
Detroit Lions VS Chicago Bears Total
The last ten contests of this series failed to pass the 45-point mark, averaging 44.5 points in total. This suggests the total may end up anywhere between 40 and 45 points when the Detroit Lions play host to the Chicago Bears.
The 49.5 total for this Week 17 matchup between the two teams is 0.9 points more than the average of 48.6-point total they put up across their past five meetings against each other.
The total has averaged 48.3 points in the Detroit Lions’ ten most recent games, as well as 49.2 points in their last five at home. Against the total, the Detroit Lions have gone over in the past three home games and are 6-4 in the last ten overall.
In five of the six most recent matches on the road for the Chicago Bears, the total went over. Also worth noting is the fact that over was a winning bet in the last five road games for the Chicago Bears. All in all, they went 8-2 in the over/under in their past 10 home and away matches combined.
Detroit Lions VS Chicago Bears Betting trends
- Detroit Lions have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games.
- Chicago Bears have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games.
- Chicago Bears’ last five away games went over.
- The Chicago Bears have won the last four head-to-head matches against the Detroit Lions on the road.
NFL Power Rankings Week 17 2022, Detroit Lions VS Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions Form
The Detroit Lions were left licking their wounds when the Carolina Panthers handed them a surprise 37-23 defeat in their last match. They now have a 7-8 record for the season and are 3-2 in the last five home games.
The Detroit Lions are putting up some impressive numbers this year. In 15 games, the home side averages 26.1 points a game—ranking it among the best offenses in the league. The defense has been nothing to brag about this season. In 15 games, the Detroit Lions have surrendered a poor 26.7 points on average, leaving them rooted to the bottom end of the league’s defensive rankings.
Unsurprisingly, the Detroit Lions are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the home side to go far, and given their 7-8 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
Chicago Bears Form
The Chicago Bears came up short against the Buffalo Bills by slipping to a 13-35 defeat last time out. They’ve lost three in a row on the road and are 1-9 in the past ten games overall.
The Chicago Bears will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 20.2 points per game this season. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have continued to struggle in defense. In the same number of games, they’ve surrendered 29.2 points and rank in position number 31 in the league for points allowed, having given up 26.2 points this year alone.
The Chicago Bears will not be making the playoffs this season. While they were expected to struggle, being winless at 3-12 means there is little hope left for them this year. The best they can do now is focus on getting a strong pick in next year’s draft order.
Detroit Lions VS Chicago Bears H2H history
After losing the previous round 14-16 in November 2021, the Detroit Lions got revenge against the Chicago Bears last time out by winning 30-31 at the Soldier Field in November 2022. The Chicago Bears are on a four-match winning streak on the road at the Ford Field and boast a 7-3 record in the last ten rounds of this series.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Detroit Lions managed 20.7 points on average per game, while the Chicago Bears put 23.8 points on board.