Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions 11-19-23 NFL Week 11 Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions 11/19/23 – On November 19, 2023 in NFL Week 11, Chicago Bears will meet Detroit Lions for an intriguing contest at Ford Field in Illinois. Both teams have struggled so far this season while the Lions have gone 7-2 – fans and bettors alike are closely following this contest, which promises to provide plenty of entertainment value! It has already generated buzz within Canadian online betting circles; their differing fortunes add another element of suspense!

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

Date & Time: Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET

Location: Ford Field


Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Betting Odds

Bears +280+8.5 (-112)45.5 over (-111)
Lions-360-8.5 (-111)45.5 under (-111)

Chicago Bears Analysis

The Bears’ offense this season has been an uneven mix. Quarterback Justin Fields has shown his talent on occasion, amassing 1201 passing yards with a completion rate of 61.7% while throwing 11 touchdown passes against 6 interceptions; however, that leaves an area for concern. D’Onta Foreman led the Bears rushing department with 367 rushing yards and three touchdowns over six games; DJ Moore added another dimension with 793 receiving yards and five touchdowns; however consistency remains an issue when it comes to DJ Moore receiving unit as well.

Defensively, the Bears have not been impressive this season as evidenced by their 3-17 record since 20 games started (SU). Their inability to stop opposing offenses consistently was one key reason behind their poor showing against high-powered Lions teams such as Detroit. For success against such an unpredictable foe as Detroit Lions FC they must tighten up their defense even more, especially against pass plays, while finding ways to disrupt Detroit’s offensive rhythm and find solutions that disrupt it.

Detroit Lions Analysis

The Detroit Lions’ offense has been an impressive force this season. Jared Goff has excelled, boasting a 68.4% completion rate, 2507 passing yards and 14 touchdowns while providing crucial control of the game and decision-making to lead Detroit to success. David Montgomery led an equally impressive ground game which amassed 591 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns; Amon-Ra St Brown has stood out with 821 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns as Goff relied upon him as his go-to target.

Detroit’s defense has proven resilient and effective over its last seven games, contributing to their 6-1 SU record. Unfortunately, it has shown some vulnerability against teams with an aggressive running game; to secure victory against Chicago Bears they will need to focus on stopping their ground game while pressuring Fields into making mistakes and force him out of position.

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Against the Spread

Chicago Bears fans have recently experienced a rough patch. Over their last 18 games, their underperforming has resulted in only 4-13-1 against the spread and 1-8 in terms of scoring on their road travels – both trends which should cause concern to Chicago backers due to inconsistent offensive output and defensive woes.

On the flipside of this equation are the Lions who have proven an exemplary record against the spread over their last seven matches overall and 8-1 at home. Their potent offensive play and improved defense make them formidable competitors against teams like Chicago.

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Lions -360

The Lions have established themselves as one of the clear favorites this season with their strong form and home advantage, boasting a balanced offense and solid defense that gives them an edge against their struggling Bears rivals.

Spread: Lions -8.5 (-111). 

Detroit’s impressive record against the spread and Chicago’s inability to perform on the road make them likely candidates to cover this spread.

Total: 45.5 under (-111) 

Both teams tend towards games with lower scoring, and the Bears’ offensive inconsistency could contribute to a total score under 45.5.

Predicted Score: Detroit Lions 28, Chicago Bears 17

At present, it appears the Detroit Lions covering the spread are the safest pick. Their consistent home performance coupled with Chicago Bears’ woeful road performance tilt the odds in favor of Detroit. This matchup provides an attractive option for NFL free picks if looking to capitalize on their current momentum.