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Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 4

By Squawka NFL

Published: 13:46, 1 October 2021

The Detroit Lions (0-3) bring a three-game losing streak into a matchup against the Chicago Bears (1-2) on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Soldier Field. Chicago is a 3-point favourite in the contest. The over/under is 42 in this game.

Bears vs Lions predictions

Computer predictions for Bears vs Lions
ATS Total Score prediction
Bears (-3) Over (42) Bears 28 Lions 18

Bears vs Lions head-to-head

Chicago holds a 4-1 advantage over Detroit in the past five meetings between these two teams. The Bears and Lions have an even 1-1 record against the spread in those games with the two squads outpacing the point total both times. Chicago scored 124 points in those five matchups compared to Detroit’s 106.

Bears vs Lions betting odds

Bears vs Lions betting information
Favourite Spread Favourite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Bears -3 -105 -115 42 -110 -110

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Bears vs Lions betting insights

Bears trends

  • Chicago has covered the spread in a game one time this season (1-2-0).
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total once this season.
  • The Bears average 13.3 points per game, 18.4 fewer than the Lions give up per contest (31.7).
  • The Bears average 192.3 fewer yards per game (191.7) than the Lions give up per matchup (384.0).

Lions trends

  • Detroit is 2-1-0 against the spread this year.
  • In games they have played as 3-point underdogs or more, the Lions have an ATS record of 2-1.
  • Detroit’s games have gone over the total twice this year.
  • The Lions score 22.3 points per game, 3.4 fewer than the Bears give up (25.7).
  • The Lions average only 2.3 more yards per game (353.0) than the Bears allow per contest (350.7).

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Bears and Lions
Bears Stats Lions
133.3 Pass yards 267.0
258.0 Pass yards against 287.0
101.0 Rush yards 105.7
119.3 Rush yards against 114.3
+1 Turnover differential 0

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Player betting tips

Bears top players

  • Andy Dalton has had a passing touchdown in one of three games this season, but no games with multiple passing TDs.
  • David Montgomery has taken 46 carries for a team-high 203 rushing yards (67.7 per game) and one touchdown. He’s also caught six passes for 49 yards .
  • Montgomery has one rushing touchdown this season in three games played.
  • Darnell Mooney has 12 catches (on 19 targets) and leads the team with 101 receiving yards (33.7 per game).
  • In three games this season, Mooney has had no receiving touchdowns.

Lions top players

  • This campaign, Jared Goff has recorded 801 passing yards (267.0 per game) while connecting on 86 of 123 passes (69.9%), with five touchdowns and two interceptions. He has tacked on 64 rushing yards on eight carries, averaging 21.3 yards per game.
  • D’Andre Swift has taken 33 carries for a team-leading 123 rushing yards (41.0 per game) while scoring one touchdown. He’s also caught 19 passes for a team-high 166 yards with one touchdown through the air.
  • Jamaal Williams has 121 yards on 28 carries (40.3 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns. He also has 13 catches for 93 yards.
  • T.J. Hockenson has reeled in 18 passes for a team-high 173 yards and two touchdowns. He has been targeted 22 times, and averages 57.7 yards per game.
  • Kalif Raymond has caught 11 passes on 16 targets for 136 yards, averaging 45.3 yards per game.

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