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Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears NFL Week 4 Picks

by Scott Burgess on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The Detroit Lions got their first win and now look to climb up the NFC North and tie the Chicago Bears as these two battle it out, Sunday Oct 4, at Soldier Field. The Bears won both meeting against the Lions last season. NFL oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com have the Bears as -10.5 point home favs over the Lions with the over/under set at 39 points. Be sure to get your Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears NFL Week 4 Picks in now at Sportsbook.com

The Lions (1-2) beat Washington 19-14 at home in Week 3, it was their first win in 19 games.  QB Matt Stafford made 21 of 36 passes for 241 yards with one TD, overall he’s thrown for 598 yards with two TD’s but five interceptions. Their top RB Kevin Smith had 16 carries for 101 yards, while top WR Bryant Johnson had four catches for 73 yards with a TD. RB Kevin Smith injured his shoulder and is listed as questionable for Sundays tilt. Even though they got the monkey off their backs, don’t expect the Lions to run a winning streak. Their offense averages a 27th ranked total yards a game, while their passing game sits 23rd and their running game sits 19th. Their defense is just as bad giving up a 27th ranked total yards a game, while they sit 30th against the pass and 16th against the rush. The Lions are averaging 19.7 ppg, but surprisingly on the road they average 27 ppg.

The Bears (2-1) won in Seattle 25-19 in Week 3. QB Jay Cutler made 21 of 27 passes for 247 yards with three TD’s and an interception, overall he’s thrown for 760 yards with six TD passes, but five interceptions. Their top RB Matt Forte had 21 carries for 66 yards, while top WR Earl Bennett had four catches for 80 yards. WR Devin Hester, WR Johnny Knox and TE Greg Olson each contributed a TD. RB Forte is listed as probable for Sunday, as well as TE Desmond Clark who missed their last game. The Bears are getting it done on defense; they allow a ninth ranked total yards, while they sit 12th against the pass and 13th against the rush. On offense it’s all about air time with their 13th ranked passing game. You would think with RB Matt Forte on offense they would have a decent running game, but unfortunately they sit ranked 28th. The Bears are averaging 19 ppg and they average 17 ppg at home.

Recent Trends to Consider:

  • Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
  • Over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
  • Underdog is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
  • Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
  • Lions are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
  • Lions are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
  • Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 4.
  • Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC North.

Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears
When: Sun, Oct 4, 2009 1:00 PM ET      
Line: Sportsbook.com
Pick:  Lions +10.5

Point-Spreads.com Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears NFL Week 4 Picks

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