Bears-Lions: If You Are a Gambling Man, Bet on a Close One

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by Scott Ottersen in NFL
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The "spread" for the Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions matchup this Sunday is listed at Bears -10. For those of you who don't follow the ways of gambling, that means the Bears are favored to win the game by 10 points. Seems fair enough against the paltry Lions, right? Well, if history has a say in the game on Sunday, it would be wise to take the Lions at +10. In the last seven games, the Bears are 1-6 against the spread when facing the Lions.á And, the only win was the fluke 34-7 victory last season in Detroit.á The only reason I call it a fluke is because the Bears just weren't the type of offense to put up 34 points, and in fact had a defensive touchdown in the game to boot.á Not to mention some fluke, long plays that the Bears were not known for. But, that is in the past, and we need not w ...

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