Bears-Lions Betting Preview: No Trubisky, No Problem for Chicago?


Denis Wierzbicki, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Chase Daniel

Nov 22, 2018, 12:00 AM EST

Betting odds: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

  • Spread: Bears -3
  • Over/Under: 43.5
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS

>> All odds as of Wednesday evening. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NFL odds and track your bets

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.

Since 2009, Stafford is the least profitable QB in this spot according to our our Bet Labs data. — Evan Abrams

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