Get ready for an NFC North battle as the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears will face off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Ford Field in the season opener for both sides. The Bears finished third in the NFC North last season with an 8-8 record. The Lions had the third-worst record in the NFL at 3-12-1. 

Detroit is favored by three points in the latest Lions vs. Bears odds from William Hill. The over-under is set at 42.5. Before entering any Bears vs. Lions picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five years ago. It also enters the 2020 NFL season on an incredible 96-65 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Lions vs. Bears. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NFL betting lines for Lions vs. Bears:

  • Lions vs. Bears spread: Lions -3
  • Lions vs. Bears over-under: 42.5 points
  • Lions vs. Bears money line: Detroit -145, Chicago +125

What you need to know about the Lions

A healthy Matthew Stafford returns after missing eight games last season. He threw for 2,499 yards and 19 TDs in the games he was able to play in 2019. Kenny Golladay  led the league with 11 TD receptions but may miss the season opener because of a hamstring injury. Marvin Jones Jr. has caught nine TD passes in two of the past three seasons. Second year tight end T.J. Hockenson could emerge as a frequent target for Stafford this year. 

Kerryon Johnson is expected to start at running back and the Lions also have future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson and promising rookie D’Andre Swift in the mix. Detroit has been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with Chicago and the Lions are hoping to record their first victory over the Bears since Dec. 16 of 2017.

What you need to know about the Bears 

Chicago has won four consecutive games vs. its NFC North rivals. Mitchell Trubisky beat out newcomer Nick Foles to keep the starting QB job. He has thrown for three-plus TD passes in his last three games vs, the Lions. Allen Robinson has vaulted past the five-catch and 75-yard marks in his last two games vs. Detroit. Tarik Cohen has three touchdowns in his past four games against the Lions. 

Khalil Mack is one of four NFL linebackers to record eight-plus sacks in each of the past five seasons. Roquan Smith is coming off two consecutive seasons with 100-plus tackles. The Bears lead the all-time series between the teams with a 101-74-5 record. 

How to make Bears vs. Lions picks

The model has simulated Lions vs. Bears 10,000 times and the results are in. SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Lions vs. Bears? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Bears vs. Lions spread to jump on Sunday, all from the model that enters the 2020 NFL season on an incredible 96-65 roll. 

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