Thanksgiving NFL Week 12 Bears vs. Lions Game Odds and Predictions

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Odds and analysis

Legal betting sites favor the Chicago Bears by four points over the Detroit Lions. It was just the week before last that da Bears defeated the Lions 34-22 at Soldier Field. According to the best online sportsbooks, Chicago was a seven-point favorite. Starting QB Mitch Trubisky passed for a career-best 355 yards with three TDs and no interceptions. Additionally, wide receiver Allen Robinson posted 133 yards with two TDs. Chicago’s defense did their share as well, sacking Matt Stafford six times. With yesterday’s win over the Vikings, the Bears are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games. Chicago leads the NFC North with a .700 winning percentage. And to think that before the win over the Lions, the Bears were 0-10 SU in their previous 10 divisional games.

“We were just out there having fun,” Trubisky said of the Detroit game. “Everyone was doing their job. We just went out there and played. And the plays made themselves because we were just going out there not thinking, just translating the work from practice on gameday.”

Betting Chicago Bears

The Bears rank 10th in rushing yards per game with an average of 122.9. They rank just No. 21 in passing yards, though, with 235.0 per game. That doesn’t mean Chicago is not getting its money’s worth from Trubisky. As a matter of fact, Tru has the most rushing yards among quarterbacks with 363. He also has three TDs on 51 carries. And when he can’t do damage with his legs, he hurts you with his arms. And that’s something the Lions learned the hard way. On defense, Khalil Mack had two of those six sacks mentioned above. He has eight sacks this season, and five forced fumbles.

Betting Detroit Lions

The Lions snapped a three-game skid with a 20-19 win over Carolina on Sunday. It was nonetheless the four straight game Detroit scored fewer than 25 points. Running back Kerryon ‘Constable’ Johnson had 87 yards on 15 touches and scored a touchdown. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay had a career-best eight catches for 113 yards. He also scored the go-ahead TD. Unfortunately, Jonson left the game with a knee injury. It’s unclear whether he will play against the Bears.

According to legal betting sites, the Lions are 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago.

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions NFL Week 12 Betting Preview

  • Date: November 22
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Venue: Ford Field


Odds from GTBets.eu:

  • Chicago Bears -4 (-105) 45 (-110) -195
  • Detroit Lions +4 (-115) 45 (-110) +166


Betting Trends

  • Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games
  • Detroit is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The Lions are 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

The Lions held the Bears’ No. 10 rushing offense to just 54 yards. That’s about half Chicago’s usual production. And yet Detroit still lost that game. So that clearly was and is not the key to victory. On the other hand, the Lions have made the most of their home advantage this season. Detroit is 3-1 SU and ATS at Ford Field. That includes wins over the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers. Their one loss at home was to Seattle. According to legal betting sites, they were seven-point dogs against New England. And three-point faves versus Seattle. The Bears are closer to the Pats than the ‘Hawks in terms of talent. So let’s go out on a limb here and say the Lions will pull another upset at home.