This NFL Week 4 matchup between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears might not grab the interest and attention of fans outside the NFC North, but it will actually be much better than most people expect. These teams are on opposite sides of everything right now. The Lions fight hard week after week, and they love their new coach and trust their quarterback. The Bears, on the other hand, will likely fire their head coach if they lose this game, and find themselves in a three-man quarterback carousel with each of the options having their own glaring weaknesses.
Lions vs Bears Week 4 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 4 Game
Detroit Lions (0-3, 0-1 Away) vs. Chicago Bears (1-2, 1-0 Home)
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Soldier Field — Chicago, IL
Coverage: Click here for the stream
Despite everything that is going wrong for the Bears, they are likely to keep this game close. The Lions are by no means a team you should fear on a week-to-week basis, but this week they are very dangerous. These two teams have a combined one win on the season, and after this game concludes, they are likely to have the same 1-3 record.
While it is very early in the season, it is extremely unlikely either of these teams stand a chance to make the playoffs in a loaded NFC. For Detroit though, this game means something. It means Dan Campell’s first win as an NFL head coach, Jared Goff’s first win without Sean McVay, and a 1-1 record inside of the division.
Lions vs Bears Odds and Spread
Moneyline: DET: (+125) | CHI: (-150)
Spread: DET: +3 (-115) | CHI: -3 (-105)
Total: 47 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: DET: (62%) | CHI: (38%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: DET: (+100000) | CHI: (+15000)
Lions vs Bears NFL Betting Trends
– Detroit is 2-1 against the spread (ATS) this season.
– The Over is 2-1 for the Lions this season.
– Chicago is 1-2 ATS this season.
– The Over is 1-2 for the Bears this season.
Lions vs Bears Stats
– Detroit is averaging 22.3 points per game (PPG) this season (T-No. 19 in the NFL).
– Detroit is surrendering 31.7 PPG this season (T-No. 31 in the NFL).
– Chicago is averaging 13.3 PPG this season (No. 31 in the NFL).
– Chicago is surrendering 25.7 PPG this season (No. 19 in the NFL).
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Lions vs Bears Prediction
The Lions vs Bears NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.