Lions vs. Bears prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 14

A full betting preview for the Detroit Lions' Week 14 NFC North clash against the Chicago Bears.
Dec 3, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Sam LaPorta (87) during warmups
Dec 3, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Sam LaPorta (87) during warmups / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Don't look now, but the Detroit Lions are only one game behind the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC. This season has been a renaissance for the Lions, who have lived up to the preseason expectations set for them.

Detroit will try to win its third straight road game on Sunday against Chicago, who had a double-digit lead over the Lions in Week 11 but couldn't finish the job. The Lions opened as 4.5-point favorites, but the number has moved to 3.

Below, we will break down this Week 14 NFC North matchup and give our best bet!

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Lions vs. Bears Odds, Spread and Total

Lions vs. Bears Betting Trends

  • The Lions are 5-1 ATS on the road this season
  • The OVER is 4-1 ATS in its last five games
  • The Bears are 1-3-1 ATS at home this season
  • The OVER is 4-2 in Chicago’s last six home games vs. Detroit

Lions vs. Bears Injury Reports

Lions Injury Report

  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson - S - IR
  • Alex Anzalone - LB - Questionable
  • Alim McNeill - DT - Questionable
  • Frank Ragnow - C - Questionable
  • Hendon Hooker - QB - NFI-R

Bears Injury Report

  • Tyrique Stevenson - CB - Questionable
  • Noah Sewell - LB - Questionable
  • D’Onta Foreman - RB - Questionable

Lions vs. Bears How to Watch

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 10
  • Game Time: 1 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Soldier Field
  • How to Watch (TV): FOX
  • Lions Record: 9-3
  • Bears Record: 4-8

Lions vs. Bears Key Players to Watch

Detroit Lions

Sam LaPorta: The rookie tight end is coming off a monster performance last week against the Saints. LaPorta had a game-high nine receptions (nine targets) for 140 yards and a touchdown in the Lions’ five-point win. This season, the 22-year-old tight end has 64 receptions (86 targets) for 679 yards and six touchdowns. In Detroit’s first matchup against Chicago, LaPorta had three receptions (five targets) for 18 yards.

Chicago Bears

Justin Fields: The dual-threat quarterback has played well since returning from injury in Week 11 against the Lions. In his last two games, Fields has completed 71.6% of his passes for 386 yards and a touchdown. He’s also been effective on the ground with 163 rushing yards despite having three fumbles. 

For the Bears to win on Sunday, they’ll need Fields to play a clean game for four quarters and create a couple of explosive plays with his legs. If he can do that, it will go a long way in helping determine his future in the Windy City.

Lions vs. Bears Prediction and Pick

The last time these two teams played each other, Chicago blew a 12-point lead late in the fourth quarter, propelling the Lions to a five-point win. Since that game, the Lions have gone 1-1 with a tough loss at home to the Packers and a close win over the Saints last week.

Detroit jumped out to an early 21-0 first-quarter lead over the Saints because of Jared Goff and LaPorta. However, the Lions allowed New Orleans to crawl back, cutting the lead to three points in the third quarter, but Detroit held on.

Meanwhile, the Bears had a hard-fought two-point win on the road against the Vikings a couple of weeks ago. Chicago has the offense to put up points and create explosive plays, but can you trust their defense to not get in its way?

The Bears’ defense allows 5.3 opponent yards per play this season, while the Lions’ offense averages 5.9 yards per play. Detroit’s last two road wins against the Chargers and Saints have been too close for comfort. But the Lions are finding ways to win, which is what good teams do.

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