Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Free NFL Picks & Week 16 Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/16/2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM on FOX
Soldier Field in Chicago
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On Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Lions (10-4) will be going for their fourth win in a row when they face the Chicago Bears (5-9). In their first meeting of the season, the Lions defeated the Bears 34-17 at home.
The Lions kept their hot streak going last Sunday when they edged the Minnesota Vikings 16-14 at home. They won that game despite being outgained 360-233 and converting on just two of their 11 third down opportunities.
Through 14 games, the Lions have had the best defense against the run by only giving up 63.8 rushing yards per game. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has completed 61.5 percent of his passes this season and has 3,797 yards, 19 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Wide receiver Golden Tate has caught a team-high 91 passes for 1,224 yards and four touchdowns.
The Bears lost their third game in a row on Monday night when the New Orleans Saints blew them out 31-15 in Chicago. The Bears had three turnovers in that loss and only ended up gaining a total of 278 yards.
Through 14 games this season, the Bears have the lowest-rated defense in the NFL by giving up 29.2 points per game. Quarterback Jay Cutler has an 89.5 passer rating on the year by throwing for 3,640 yards with 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has caught 77 passes this year for a team-high 1,027 yards and nine touchdowns.
Detroit Lions Betting Trends
Detroit Lions are 7-7-0 Against the Spread
Detroit Lions are 4-10-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Bears Betting Trends
Chicago Bears are 5-9-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Bears are 8-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/15/14 T LaAdrian Waddle Knee out indefinitely
12/10/14 TE Joseph Fauria Ankle IR
10/27/14 DT Nick Fairley Knee out indefinitely
10/19/14 LB Travis Lewis Leg IR
09/22/14 CB Bill Bentley ACL IR
09/22/14 OT Corey Hilliard Foot IR
09/22/14 CB Nevin Lawson Ankle IR
09/22/14 LB Stephen Tulloch Knee IR
12/15/14 S Chris Conte Back "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/15/14 T Michael Ola Back "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/15/14 K Robbie Gould Quad "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/14/14 WR Brandon Marshall Ribs out for season
12/13/14 LB Darryl Sharpton Hamstring IR
12/11/14 LB D.J. Williams Neck IR
11/28/14 LB Lance Briggs Groin IR
10/27/14 DE Lamarr Houston Knee IR
10/27/14 G Matt Slauson Pectoral out for season
09/15/14 CB Charles Tillman Tricep IR
09/04/14 TE Zach Miller Foot IR
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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