Bears vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 13 Odds, Preview & Pick

Bears vs Lions 2019 NFL Thanksgiving Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on November 28, 2019

Chicago travels to Detroit for the annual Lions’ NFL Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday, as they kick off the holiday season! Both teams have disappointed this season. Will the Bears continue to hibernate? Will the Lions roar? Check out the NFL odds, analysis and a free pick for Bears vs Lions!

Bears vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 13 Odds, Preview & Pick

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 28 at 12:30 pm ET
  • Where: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
  • TV: FOX
  • ATS Odds: Bears -3
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 39 ½

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 4°C/39°F 
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 12 mph NNW
  • Cloud Cover: 735
  • Type of Stadium: Indoor

Why the Chicago Bears are a good bet -3?

Although Chicago hasn’t dominated in 2019 the way they did in 2018, the Bears’ playoff chances are alive. Chicago only has 6 losses. If they finish the season with no more than 7 losses, they could grab a wildcard. They must beat the Lions on Thursday night. In the first matchup, Chicago won 20-13. If the Bears repeat that performance they will win and cover on Turkey Day.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 269.3
  • Passing Yards: 190.7
  • Rushing Yards: 78.5
  • Points Scored: 17.1
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 315.6
  • Passing Yards: 218.8
  • Rushing Yards: 96.8
  • Points Allowed: 17.1

Why the Detroit Lions are a good bet +3?

The Lions often play well on Thanksgiving. Almost as important? In 2019, Detroit battles a Chicago team that averages fewer points per than they do. Chicago scores 17.1 points per game while the Lions average 23.6 points. Detroit lost by only a touchdown to Chicago in the earlier matchup. That was on the road. At home, they could turn the tables on the Bears.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 378.5
  • Passing Yards: 272.8
  • Rushing Yards: 105.6
  • Points Scored: 23.6
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 396.2
  • Passing Yards: 275.5
  • Rushing Yards: 120.7
  • Points Allowed: 26.5

NFL Thanksgiving Betting Trends for Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions

  • Bears are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 versus the NFC North
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games
  • Detroit is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss
  • Lions are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games
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Bears vs Lions Final NFL Betting Analysis

On paper, the Chicago Bears are the better team. Not only that, but the Lions have gone 1-5 SU and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games. But, although the Lions are awful ATS, Chicago is no picnic against the spread, either.

Da Bears are 3-8 ATS. Their last cover happened versus Detroit. As a -6 home favorite, the Bears beat the Lions by 7. Neither team garners confidence. Because the Lions battle the Bears at home on Thanksgiving Day, they get the nod. Detroit will play with fire while Chicago can’t move the football. The Lions could win this straight up. So, also consider a moneyline bet.

NFL Free Pick: Detroit Lions

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