Matchup: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Spread: Pick 'em
Public consensus pick: 60 percent picked Lions
Public perception: The public tends to prefer high-flying offenses, and bettors remember Calvin Johnson's performance against the Cowboys and how Matthew Stafford rallied them to victory. However, some more support came on the Bears with Thursday's announcement that Jay Cutler is expected to return.
Wiseguys' view: This line was as high as Lions minus-2.5, and the sharps snapped up any points as the rumors increased on Cutler's early return from his groin injury.
Tuley's Take: Wait, Tuley might have two favorites? Could be. As of this writing, the consensus out there is still pick 'em with the MGM books in Vegas holding the line at Detroit minus-1. But I do feel the Bears are the right side coming off their win over the Packers (though obviously the injury to Rodgers helped). It should be a shootout like the first meeting, but with the Bears turning the tables at home.
The pick: Bears.