Bears-Lions Betting Preview: No Trubisky, No Problem for Chicago?
Denis Wierzbicki, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Chase Daniel
Betting odds: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
- Spread: Bears -3
- Over/Under: 43.5
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CBS
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Betting market: Following the news that Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is doubtful to play, the Bears fell from -3.5 to as low as -2 with Chase Daniel expected to start under center.
The public lost faith in Chicago, too, as its spread bet percentage dropped from around 66% to 49%. However, there has already been some buyback on Da Bears, as they moved from -2 to a consensus of -3 on Wednesday evening (see the most updated odds and data here).
The over/under has also shifted after the injury news, as it’s down from the opener of 46.5 to 43.5 and even 43 in some cases. — Mark Gallant
Trends to know: Even though the Lions were able to win last week as a home underdog against the Panthers, it hasn’t been a smart move to back Matthew Stafford against good teams.
This will be the 21st time in Stafford’s career that he faces a team that is outscoring opponents by a touchdown or more. Stafford is 5-14-1 against the spread (-9.3 units), failing to cover the spread by 5.3 PPG.