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

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Published: October 2, 2009

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... 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.  And, the only win was the fluke 34-7 victory last season in Detroit.  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. 

Not to mention some fluke, long plays that the Bears were not known for.

But, that is in the past, and we need not worry about that.  Or should we?

On the flip side, the Lions are 6-3 against the spread in the last nine games versus the Bears.

And, with the spread being 10 points, the past would have us think it is going to be a close game, with either t...

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