15* NFL Sunday No-Doubt Rout on Chicago Bears -3
Chicago vs. Detroit,
12/30/2012 13:00 EDT,
Score: 26 - 24
Point Spread: -3/+100 Chicago
The Bears are the only team with something to play for in this one. They are still fighting for a playoff spot in the NFC at 9-6 on the season. They would clinch a playoff spot with a win and a Minnesota loss. Considering the Vikings play the Green Bay Packers in Week 17, the Bears know that there’s a good chance they’ll get in with a victory over the Lions.
At 4-11 on the season, the Detroit Lions have nothing to play for other than pride. They have not been doing a good job of that for several weeks now. In fact, the Lions have lost seven straight while going a woeful 0-6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall. This team has quit on their season.
Chicago has simply owned this series with Detroit over the last five years. It has won eight of the last nine meetings in this series with all eight of those victories coming by 4 points or more. That includes a 13-7 home victory in their first meeting of the season on September 22nd.
Detroit is 0-11 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. The Lions are 0-6 ATS after gaining 450 or more total yards in their previous game over the last 2 seasons. The Lions are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game. Detroit is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 December games. These four trends combine for a perfect 30-0 system backing Chicago. Take the Bears Sunday.