Bears-Lions Predictions and Expert Picks for NFL Week 1 Game

Max Staley
Expert predictions for the Week 1 Bears-Lions matchup.
Expert predictions for the Week 1 Bears-Lions matchup. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Chicago Bears will open their 2020 season with a matchup against the division-rival Detroit Lions.

Here's how the experts are predicting this game to play out.

Bears vs Lions Picks Week 1

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 1 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Lions (5), Bears (1)
numberFire: Lions
Sporting News: Lions
Betting Favorite: Lions

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Lions (4), Bears (2)
Sporting News: Lions

The experts are giving Detroit a significant edge in Week 1 – both straight up and against the spread.

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