Monday Night Football will be the stage for an NFC North showdown when the 2-2 Chicago Bears visit the 4-0 Detroit Lions in Ford Field, on Monday October 10th, 2011 at 8:30 PM ET.
The line for this game is available at BetOnline Sportsbook and has the Lions as -5.5 point favorites with a total of 47.5 for this one.
Detroit has been an exciting team to watch on 2011, and now they face the Chicago Bears on a game that will settle which is the second best team in the NFC North, behind Green Bay, and could be crucial for tiebreakers. No quarterback has been hit more than Jay Cutler the past couple of years, and few teams can get after the passer without a blitz like the Lions.
We all know about how hot Detroit’s passing game is this year, with Mathew Stafford and Calvin Johnson lighting up defenses, and it is important to note that Chicago has been extremely vulnerable to the pass, ranking 29th overall and allowing over 300 yards per game, meaning we should expect good production from Detroit’s passing game…so what else is new.
Detroit is more vulnerable to the run than the pass, meaning we should also see plenty of Matt Forte who enters this game after racking up 205 yards against the Panthers last week.
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Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago’s last 12 games
Chicago is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 8-0-1 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit’s last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing Chicago
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Chicago will need to run the ball to keep the Lions offense off the field as well as to attempt to neutralize Detroit’s pass rush. In return when the Lions on the ball we can certainly expect them to have success throwing the ball. And if that happens the Bears will find themselves trying to keep with on the scoreboard with a limited passing game. We like the Lions to showcase that they are for real by beating the Bears on Monday night.
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