Long-time rivals—this series dates back to 1930—clash again as the Lions and Bears meet for the 179th time during the NFL’s Week 10 action. Historic Soldier Field in Chicago is the venue for this NFC North Division matchup and kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Spread: Bears -2.5 (-110), Lions +2.5 (-110)
Moneyline: Chicago (-140), Detroit (+120)
Total: OVER 42 (-110), UNDER 42 (-110)
Lions’ Season To Date
Opening with a 2-0-1 record, Detroit has fallen on tough times as the Lions (3-4-1) have lost three of their last four contests. The lone win was 31-26 decision over the 2-7 New York Giants. Defense has been a problem for the Motor City Cats, as they have given up 31.2 PPG over their last five contests.
Lions’ Betting Record: ATS 4-4-0 OVER/UNDER 6-2-0
Lions’ Leaders on Offense
QB Matthew Stafford: 2,499 pass yards with 19 TD and 5 INT
RB J.D. McKissic: 255 total yards with 1 TD
WR Kenny Golladay: 640 receiving yards with 7 TD
TE: T. J. Hockenson: 296 receiving yards with 2 TD
Bears’ Season To Date
Earning a Wild Card playoff berth last season, their first in eight years, bigger things were expected in Chicago this campaign. However, the Bears (3-5) have taken steps backward and they are riding a four-game losing streak. Putting pressure on an underperforming defense, the offense scoring 17.8 PPG is the Bears’ biggest issue.
Bears’ Betting Record: ATS 2-6-0 OVER/UNDER 3-5-0
Bears’ Leaders on Offense
QB Mitchell Trubisky: 1,217 pass yards with 5 TD and 3 INT
RB David Montgomery: 539 total yards with 5 TD
WR Allen Robinson: 532 receiving yards with 3 TD
TE: Trey Burton: 84 receiving yards with 0 TD
Recent History Favors Chicago over Detroit
Chicago enters this contest riding a two-game winning streak in this series. The Bears won and covered the two meetings last year with a 34-22 win at home in Week 10 and a 23-16 victory on the road in Week 12. Chicago has regressed from its 2018 form while the Lions are playing slightly better this season.
Bears vs. Lions Final Thoughts and Pick
Looking at the Bears’ overall 2019 NFL campaign, QB Mitchell Trubisky is big part of the problem in Chicago. Trubisky has thrown for 24 touchdowns with 12 interceptions last season, but he is way off that pace in both categories this year. Head coach Matt Nagy shoulders some of the blame as he has regularly made questionable calls.
Matthew Stafford is on pace to have his best season since he put up 5,038 yards and tossed 41 touchdowns back in 2011. Chicago ranks 15th in pass defense allowing 230 YPG. Given its lack of a rushing attack, which averages 96 YPG, Detroit will need to air it out in this contest and we feel it will.
Pick: Lions +120 Moneyline
Season Record: 0-0