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Editor’s note: Picks were made prior to the news of Matthew Stafford’s injury and the subsequent line move.
Lions at Bears Odds & Picks
- Odds: Bears -2.5
- Over/Under: 41.5
- Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: CBS
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The Chicago Bears will host the Detroit Lions as small favorites in an NFC North showdown on Sunday, though a slight majority is backing Matthew Stafford and Co. to cover on the road. But is that the best betting edge?
Our staff breaks down every angle of this game, featuring comprehensive matchup analysis and picks.
Lions-Bears Injury Report
Which team is healthier? Bears
The Bears continue their healthy streak with only defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (thigh) listed on their injury report. And he practiced in a limited fashion on Thursday, so he’s trending in the right direction.
Matthew Stafford (hip/back) has been limited in practice all week, but he’s not expected to be in jeopardy of missing this game. They also have one key defensive injury with safety Tracy Walker missing practice all week with a knee injury. Walker owns the eighth-best Pro Football Focus grade in pass coverage among safeties this season. — Justin Bailey
Note: Info as of Thursday. See our Injury Report for daily practice participation and game statuses up until kickoff.
Matthew Stafford vs. Mitch Trubisky
This isn’t rocket science — the biggest mismatch is at quarterback.