Bears vs Lions Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 17 (Detroit Bounces Back to Stay in Wild Card Race)

Larry Rupp
Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 17 game.
Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 17 game. / AP Photos/Jacob Kupferman

Bears vs Lions Week 17 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 17
Chicago Bears (3-12, 1-6 Away) vs. Detroit Lions (7-8, 4-4 Home)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
Coverage: FOX

The Chicago Bears will look to play spoiler against a divisional rival when they visit the Detroit Lions in Week 17 NFL action. The Bears are coming off a 35-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, which was their eighth loss in a row. They averaged only 8.0 yards through the air and 2.8 yards on the ground.

Meanwhile, the Lions were tossed around in a 37-23 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 16. Their defense couldn't buy a stop as it allowed a ridiculous 570 yards on the day. Quarterback Jared Goff led the offense with 355 yards and 3 touchdowns, but completed just 59.5% of his pass attempts.

Bears vs Lions Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CHI: (+200) | DET: (-245)
Spread: CHI: +5.5 (-110) | DET: -5.5 (-110)
Total: 52.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Lions enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features the highest total on the Week 17 slate at 52.5 points.

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Bears vs Lions Prediction & Pick

The Lions came crashing back down to earth in Week 16, but that doesn't mean fans should stop believing in head coach Dan Campbell's squad. Detroit has won six of its last eight games and is averaging a reliable 27.4 points per game during that span. The offense should shine in this one, too.

Chicago has posted the worst total DVOA rating in the NFL and is allowing a whopping 401.3 yards over its last three games. Back in Week 10, the Bears blew a 14-point four quarter lead against the Lions and turnovers proved the be the key in that one. Look for a similar outcome this time around.

The Lions should be able to take care of business against a Bears team in the midst of a devastating eight-game losing streak.

Final Score Prediction: Bears: 21 | Lions: 31

Bears vs Lions Betting Trends

- Chicago is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against Detroit.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Chicago's last nine games.
- Detroit is 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Detroit's last six games against Chicago.

Bears vs Lions Best Bet

The Lions line up on paper as a team no one would want to face in the NFL postseason as they are loaded with stellar offensive weapons and young defensive studs. Of course, they still need to secure a playoff berth, though. Look for Campbell to have his players fired up for this game at Ford Field.

Detroit is 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games overall and 10-2 ATS in its last 12 home games. On the other side, Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall and 1-8 ATS in its last nine games against an NFC North rival. The Lions need to make a statement, so don't expect any mercy.

Bet: Detroit Lions -5.5 (-110)

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