Thanksgiving day betting odds and prediction vs. Bears
The 0-9-1 Detroit Lions will host the 3-7 Chicago Bears this Thanksgiving.
There are plenty of rumors in the league suggesting Thursday will be Chicago head coach Matt Nagy’s final game with the franchise. However, according to Adam Schefter, Nagy has denied these rumors, stating that instead of talking to the leadership of the team about his job status, he led the organization to a measly 3-7 record and possibly lost with much of a poor Lions team the nation watching could signal the end.
Nagy has degenerated quickly as head coach since becoming NFL Coach of the Year in 2018, his first year at Chicago. Nagy has a regular season record of 31:27, something Detroit fans could wish for but lost 2-0 in the postseason.
Bears rookie Justin Fields struggles with a rib injury. So if this is indeed Nagy’s last game in Chicago, he’ll be able to go out below the middle with his favorite quarterback, Andy Dalton. Detroit Lions start-up caller Jared Goff continues to struggle with an oblique injury that stopped him in Cleveland last Sunday, counting as the game-time decision.
On Tuesday, Lions head coach Dan Campbell gave us another unorthodox line saying that it looks like Goff will be able to start Thursday by saying, “There’s a 60% chance Goff will get a 50 / 50 game time decision including backup timing will be made “. Boyle will be ready if he is called. ‘
The Detroit Lions tied on the road with the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago and just lost 13-10 to the Browns in Cleveland.
The Bears have lost five games in a row, most recently losing the Steelers and Baltimore Ravens in succession with a final field goal and a green touchdown with less than a minute in the ball game; that sounds very Lion-like if you ask me.
The Detroit Lions need to focus on stopping David Montgomery and the Bears’ high-running offensive, and the matchup that fascinates me most will be Lions corner Jerry Jacobs, who will hopefully defend Darnell Mooney while Allen Robinson is likely to be injured fails.
Detroit Lions betting odds, spreads and predictions.
Visit WynnBET to place your bets. The bears are preferred in this competition with 3 points at odds of -115. The Detroit Lions are, of course, +3 at a rate of -105, and the moneyline is +140. The under / over for this game is set to 41.5.
For the first time this season, I’m picking the Detroit Lions to cover right on the money line and win, IF Jared Goff starts. If Boyle starts, I urge you to put your money on Chicago. I also take the under in the total number of points. It’s a short week that should result in a low score, and even with a regular break, points are very important to these two clubs. I let Detroit win that game 20-13.
Goff hasn’t been good at all this season, but we saw last Sunday that he’s the best quarterback on the team. With the addition of Josh Reynolds as receiver and the return of Jamaal Williams to complement the up and coming D’Andre Swift, I’m taking the Lions to get it done.
I expect Dan Campbell to have his first and probably only win this season as a full-time NFL head coach.