This is quite an interesting match between 2 teams that have seen both sides of results for this season. The Lions recently lost their 3 game win streak by an incredible Carolina Panthers run focused playbook. On the other side of the field, the Bears currently are on an 8 game losing streak.
Justin Fields’ overall performance is what has really been in question for Chicago this time around. He has definitely showcased his talent but it has not been enough for pushing the Bears out from falling to a 3-12 record going into Week 17.
As for the Lions, they have accrued a 6-2 record in their last 8 bouts. Their recent 37-23 defeat to Carolina, was the first time they have not been able to defend against the run since their matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
The Bears will look to copy Carolina’s run focused gameplan as their main key focus for the matchup. Last week was the 1st instance where they didn’t rush for more than 100 yards since back in Week 5.
We can see 2 areas where the Lions have an absolute advantage on offense for this week. While Chicago’s offense is technically better on the third down, Detroit has a massive positive on fourth downs and within the red zone. The Lions have converted 52.9% of fourth downs, compared to the 38.1% from the Bears. On top of that, the Lions’ incredible 68.4% red zone conversion rate is tied for 3rd best in the entire league, compared to a slightly above average 55.3% red zone conversion rate from the Chicago Bears.
After taking a look at the defensive side, both teams are actually quite similar in terms of conversion rate. They sadly are the worst 2 teams in the league at third down conversion-against.
Both teams have room to improve (especially the Bears), but the most consistent team will take the win this time around, and that is the Lions.
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Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions Game Information
- Date: 01/01/2023
- Time: 01:00 PM ET
- Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI.
- How to Watch: Bears vs Lions FOX
- Live Stream: NFL.TV
Bears vs Lions Betting Lines
Bears are +210 according to our Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $210. On the other side, Lions are -260 according to the Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $38.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Bears at a 32.26% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Lions have 72.22% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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