2019 NFL Thanksgiving Betting: Bears vs. Lions Picks & Odds

Chicago Bears Betting Odds, expert predictions and stats
  • by Cooper Mayer
  • November 26th, 2019
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The best USA betting sites favor the Chicago Bears by three points over the Detroit Lions in their Week 13 NFL football game on November 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET at Ford Field.

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions NFL Odds by MyBookie.ag

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bears -3 (-110) 38½ (-110) -160
Lions +3 (-110) 38½ (-110) +140
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Betting Chicago Bears

Da Bears defeated the Giants 19-14 as six-point home favorites in Week 12. According to the best online sportsbooks, Chicago has covered but once in their last seven games. Not surprising considering the Bears’ lack of offensive firepower. Chicago ranks 28th in scoring offense (17.1 ppg), 29th in total (269.3) and rushing yards (78.5) per game. And 30th in passing offense (190.7 ypg).

It’s the defense that’s been winning games, holding opponents to 20 or fewer points in four of their last five games.

Chicago has the fourth-best scoring (17.1 points allowed per game) and total defenses (315.6 yards allowed per game). The Bears are also in the top 10 in pass (218.8 ypg) and run defense (96.8 ypg). Against the Giants, Mitch Trubisky went 25 of 41 for 278 yards with one TD, two picks, and two sacks. Wide receiver Allen Robinson II had 131 yards and one TD on six receptions.

Per the best sport betting sites, the Bears are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing NFC North teams. 4-1 ATS in their last five games after allowing fewer than 150 yards passing in their previous game.

And 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games after a straight up win. The win over the Giants “was marred with the same inconsistencies, miscommunication and shortcomings that have plagued the Bears all season.

The miscues just happened to come against a team that hasn’t won since September and that has obvious flaws all over the field and that allowed the Bears to escape despite not playing anything close to resembling to a clean performance,” claims Forbes.com.

Betting Detroit Lions

The Lions are mired in a four-game SU losing streak. And an even longer ATS losing stretch. They lost 16-19 to the Washington Redskins as four-point road dogs, say the best sport betting sites. The worst part is that Detroit has an OK offense. The Lions are in the top 10 in total (378.5) and passing (272.8) yards per game. Moreover, they average 23.6 points per game (12th) and 105.6 rushing yards per game (18th). Those numbers aren’t the best but they aren’t the worst either.

A mirror image of Chicago, it’s Detroit’s defense that costs them games. The Lions rank 29th in total defense (396.2 ypg) and 30th in pass defense (275 ypg). Detroit’s 25th-ranking scoring defense has allowed more than 30 points in two of their last four games.

It’s almost as if the defense is deliberately trying to sabotage Jeff Driskel. Though with performances like Week 12’s, (one TD, three picks), he needs little help undercutting himself.
The Lions are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games. 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games. And 2-6 ATS in their last eight games after gaining more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.

“After this debacle against Washington — the team with the interim head coach — several fans have sent me emails or messages on Twitter, saying they are going boycott the Thanksgiving Day game against the Chicago Bears out of protest,” writes Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press.

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions NFL Week 13 Pick

Bettor should do likewise and boycott the Lions by taking the Bears and the points. Not that Chicago is not boycotting material. But as I always say, take the better team. Or in this case, take the less bad team.