5* NFC North Game of the Month on Bears -6

5* NFC North Game of the Month on Bears -6

Detroit vs. Chicago, 10/22/2012 20:30 EDT, Score: 7 - 13

Point Spread: -6/-110 Chicago

Sportsbook: BookMaker

Result: Push

5* NFC North Game of the Month on Bears -6
Da Bears have won four straight at home versus Detroit by an average of 14.3 points. Having had a bye week to prepare, I expect them to continue their dominance.

History is not on Detroit's side here considering plays against underdogs or pickems that check into a Monday Night Football matchup with losses in two of their last three games are 37-15 ATS the last 10 seasons. These teams have been underdogs of 6.5 points on average and have lost by an average of 13.3 points. This system is 10-2 ATS the last 3 seasons.

That's not the only history going against the Lions tonight. Since Jim Schwartz took over as head man, fading the Lions versus good offensive teams that average 27.0 points or more per game has never lost. Doing so has produced a perfect 6-0 ATS mark that has won by an average score of 35.0 to 22.0.

The Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last division games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game. The fact they enter off a cover is also a concern because they are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.

The Lions are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 versus a team with a winning record.

The Bears, meanwhile, are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday Night Football contests. Lay the points.

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