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by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tags:  Afc   Bears   Gambling   Lions   Money Line   Nfc  

Chicago BearsDetroit LionsDivisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions meet at Ford Field.

Oddsmakers currently have the Bears listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Lions, while the game’s total is sitting at 44½.

The Bears defeated Philadelphia 24-20 as a 3-point underdog in Week 4. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (40).

Kyle Orton passed for 199 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for Chicago, while Greg Olsen caught four passes for 35 yards with a touchdown in the win.

The Lions lost to San Francisco 31-13 as a 5-point underdog in Week 3. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (47).

Jon Kitna passed for 146 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Detroit and Rudi Johnson rushed for 83 yards on 14 carries with a TD reception.

 

 

Current streak:
Detroit has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 2-2 SU, 2-1-1 ATS
Detroit: 0-3 SU, 0-3 ATS

Chicago most recently:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the division are 5-5

Detroit most recently:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the division are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 9 games
Detroit is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Atlanta, Sunday, October 12
Detroit at Minnesota, Sunday, October 12

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