Bears-Lions Betting Odds: Point spreads, Totals, Preview, NFL Picks
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Bears-Lions Betting Odds: Point spreads, Totals, Preview, NFL Picks

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Detroit Lions (+3, -113) at Chicago Bears (-3, -108), O/U 41

The Bears are back home to play the Lions after a terrible showing in Cleveland. Detroit brings in an 0-3 record, but has played pretty well with the roster they have under first year head coach Dan Campbell. Jared Goff has looked solid in his first three games with Detroit, and they would have won outright at home as 7.5 point underdogs against the Ravens last week if it were not for an NFL record 66 yard field goal made by Justin Tucker as time expired. This is definitely a rebuilding team, but they are playing teams tough.

The Bears have become a very difficult team to bet on. A lot of that can be contributed to Matt Nagy having no gameplan offensively or seeming to have to not have any clue what he is doing with this team. The Lions do not have a good defense, so if the Bears are not able to move the ball and score some points at home against them then I am not sure who they will be able to against. Nagy has now stated that the starting QB will be a game time decision, making this game even more difficult to assess.

The Bears are a 3 point favorite at home an O/U set at only 41, the lowest of any NFL game this week. I am going and buy half a point to the line to -2.5 for Chicago at -130. I think the Bears win this game by a field goal. As for the score and number of points scored, that is a different discussion. 41 is such a low number it is begging you to take the over. I do not trust the offense enough to take the over, but I will take the first half under 20.5.

The Lions have not covered the spread on the road in five of their last six against fellow NFC North opponents. The Lions have covered two of their first three games of the year, while the over has also hit in twice. The Bears have had the under hit each of the last two weeks after the over hit in week one, and have only covered once this year.

My Betslip

Bears -2.5, -130

First Half under 20.5, -107

Jared Goff over .5 INTs, -120

Darnell Mooney over 3.5 receptions, +122

Deandre Swift over 4.5 receptions, -105

Other bets I like around the league

Texans at Bills (-17, -107)

This is a huge line, but the Texans offense will just not be able to keep up with a Bills team who has put up 43 and 35 points the past two week. I like the Bills to win big and for the over 47 to hit as well.

Chiefs (-7, 108) at Eagles

No one expected the Chiefs to be 1-2 and last in the division through three games. They need a statement win and the Eagles are coming of a big loss in Dallas. I like the Chiefs -7.

Seahawks (+3, -115) at 49ers

Both teams are coming off a tough loss in week three. The rumblings of Jimmy Garropolo losing his starting job will be even louder this week after they lose at home to Seattle. I am taking Seattle moneyline at +123.

Eagles at Cowboys (-3, -115)

The Cowboys are coming off an impressive road win against the Chargers with the defense stepping up. The Eagles defense has been really impressive through two weeks but the Cowboys will be too much for them. I have the Cowboys covering -3 at home.

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