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NFL Betting: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

The (2-2 SU, 2-1-1 ATS) Bears invades “Detroit Rock City” to crack skulls for a Week 5 NFL betting affair with the division rival (0-3 SU, 0-3 ATS) Lions.

Kick-off from Ford Field is set for 1:00 ET and can be seen regionally on your local Fox affiliate. Chicago got a huge goal line stand late in the 4th quarter to hold on for the hard fought win last Sunday night at home against the Philadelphia Eagles, while Detroit avoided a loss last week as it licked its wounds and did some housecleaning throughout its bye.

After suffering a pair of gut wrenching defeats in each of its previous two games, Chicago cashed as three-point home underdogs for NFL betting fans in Week 4. QB Kyle Orton threw for 199 yards and three TDs on 18-of-34 passing to allow the Bears to even up their season record at 2-2 SU.

The defense did surrender 340 total yards to the potent Eagles offense, but it came up with a pair of turnovers and held strong throughout a goal line stand late in the 4th quarter to secure the 24-20 Soldier Field triumph.

Chicago’s posted a winning mark to date going 2-1-1 ATS through its first four games, and ‘total’ bettors have juiced out with the O/U at 2-2 ATS on the year. HC Lovie Smith’s club has been a solid investment for professional football sportsbettors of late as its cashed tickets in 5 of its L/7 overall (5-1-1 ATS) per the closing NFL odds.

Detroit has gotten off to a horrendous start in ‘08. Besides failing to cover a single game for pro football bettors in any of its first three games (@ Atlanta, vs. Green bay, @ San Francisco), the Lions rank near the bottom of the league in a number of major categories.

They’re 1-10 SU their L/11 games overall dating back to last season, and during that stretch have covered the pro football gambling line just twice. They’re also just 1-4 SU and ATS its L/5 games at Ford Field. The Bears currently sit as 3.5-point road favorites in today’s NFL wagering battle, with the ‘total’ sitting at 44.5.

Sports-Gambling.com Sportsbook offers all NFL Week 5 betting odds be it spread, total, or $$$-line.

So don’t forget open an account and get your wagers down for this NFC North confrontation!