Week 4 NFL Spread Picks: Bears @ Lions NFL Predictions 9/29

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The 2013 NFL schedule is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the Week 4 odds for the NFL. Join us on Sunday, as we make our Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.

Week 4 NFL Picks: Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, September 29th, 1:00 ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
NFL Betting Odds: Detroit -2.5 (47)
Bears @ Lions On TV: FOX

There is a real question as to how good either the Bears or the Lions really are at this point. We know that Chicago has really been helped out by its three defensive touchdowns, but we also know that the Lions have played against three teams who have a combined record of 1-8 to this point in the season. The offense for the Bears has been efficient, but it clearly isn’t all that deep, and QB Jay Cutler still turns the ball over far too often for his own good. If RB Matt Forte is slowed down, both as a rusher and as a receiver, the Chicago offense doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot to work with, and that could be a problem knowing that the key to this Lions defense is the speed and athleticism of its front seven.

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Here’s the question for the Lions, though. Can QB Matt Stafford really get this defense going full bore for the full 60 minutes at home against one of the best defenses in the league? Last year, Detroit only managed 327 and 340 yards in the two games against the Bears, and though teams have moved the ball on Chicago this year, it has only allowed 20.0 defensive points per game. The makings are there for this to be Detroit’s time to shine, especially with RB Reggie Bush back in the fold making a nasty tandem of backs with RB Joique Bell. The Lions weren’t good last year in games where they didn’t have WR Nate Burleson, but we have confidence that WR Ryan Broyles is going to be able to step into that starting role and hold down the fort. If that happens and it forces some of the coverage away from WR Calvin Johnson, the Megatron could be sounding off once again towards a huge Lions victory come Sunday.

Bears @ Lions Pick: Detroit Lions -2.5
Bears @ Lions Score Prediction: Lions 27 – Bears 17

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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