Lions vs. Bears Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 10 Odds

Frank Doyle | Updated Nov 07, 2019

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Matthew Stafford is having a career year and if his team could play a little defence, you'd hear his name in the MVP conversation.

Detroit
3-12
AT
November 10, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Soldier Field
Chicago
8-8
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +237
Over / Under o +38

55%

Betting Action

45%

Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -287
Over / Under u +38

55%

Betting Action

45%

Sometimes desperate times cause for desperate measures, but if you’re the Chicago Bears or the Detroit Lions, it seems to just mean more of the status quo. With both teams clinging to their playoff hopes, both squads keep searching for solutions to key issues that are holding them back. With Chicago, the offence (and more specifically quarterback Mitchell Trubisky) is the main issue, but head coach Matt Nagy says he won’t pull the struggling QB yet. In Detroit, the offence is humming, but the Lions rank 31st overall in total defence with no relief in sight.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Despite losing four in a row straight up and against the spread, the Bears opened as 3-point favourites. That line has dipped to Bears -2.5 with more than 60 percent of bettors supporting the visiting Lions. Chicago is just 2-6 against the spread (ATS) and Detroit hasn’t been much better, losing four of its last five, while dropped three straight ATS. This game’s total opened at 43.5 and has dipped to 41.5.

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford is having a career year and if his team could play a little defence, you’d hear his name in the MVP conversation. Stafford is the NFL’s leading passer averaging 312.4 yards per game with 19 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He completed 26 of his 41 attempts last week for a season-high 406 yards, with three touchdowns and a pick in a losing effort against the Raiders. And he’s putting up these big numbers without much of a running game. Detroit ranks 21st averaging only 96 yards per game on the ground. Meanwhile, Detroit’s defence is positively dreadful, ranking 30th in passing defence and 27th in both rushing defence and average points allowed (27.1).

Chicago Bears

If ever there was an opportunity for Trubisky to get it together, it’s this week against the Lions. He threw three touchdowns with no picks in a Thanksgiving win over Detroit last season and the Lions’ defence is worse now. Still, it’s hard to have any trust in the former No. 2 overall pick right now. This week Trubisky reportedly requested that all TVs in the Bears facility be turned off so he wouldn’t be distracted by media criticism – not exactly the mental fortitude Bears backers would like to see. He completed just 47.6 percent of his passes last week for 125 yards in a loss to Philadelphia. No matter how well the Bears play on defence, they’re going to need a lot more than that moving forward. Is this the week Nagy turns to Chase Daniel again before it’s too late?

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