|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLNFL football odds include a NFC north division football betting showdown from Chicago as the Bears host the Detroit Lions, who are coming off their first win since 2007. NFL football odds makers opened with the Bears as 10.5-point football betting favorites in this matchup with an over under number set at 38.5.
The Detroit Lions got the much needed first win against the NFL football odds last week as they defeated the Washington Redskins 19-14 as 6.5-point home dogs. Rookie quarterback Matt Stafford had a solid football betting performance as he threw for 241 yards and 1 touchdown. Kevin Smith ran for 101 yards in the online betting payoff for Detroit. As would be expected Stafford has had his share of ups and downs against the NFL football odds so far in his on the job training as his quarterback rating is 57.0. So far against the NFL football odds Stafford has completed 53% of his passes for 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Detroit’s defense remains a concern against the NFL football odds as it ranks 28th in points allowed. The Lions have gone under the total in 2 out of 3 games.
After losing their opener against the NFL football odds at Green Bay the Chicago Bears have won their next 2 games against the NFL football odds as they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 2 and the Seattle Seahawks last week 25-19 as 1-point road chalks. After a horrible performance against the NFL football odds at Green Bay quarterback Jay Cutler has improved and has a quarterback rating of 86.2 with a 64% completion rate along with 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Chicago’s offense has yet to hit full stride as it ranks 22nd in scoring while their defense has been solid and ranks 12th in points allowed. Overall the Bears are 2-1 against the spread and 2 out of the those 3 games went under the total.
The Bears have been an overlay as of late as they have gotten the cash in just 4 out of 15 games as a home favorite. Chicago also has a tendency to become satisfied after a win as they have covered just 5 out of their last 23 games when coming off a straight up win. The dog has covered 8 out of the last 10 matchups in this head to head series.