2002 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 24, 2002
This pick was released to clients on August 10, 2012 at 6:41PM ET.
Detroit at Chicago
Sunday 11/24 01:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Detroit +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to return 7.64) RESULT: WIN
How important is a good offensive line in this league? The Bears O-line is riddled with injuries and last week gave up seven sacks on way to a paltry 220-yard offensive performance. This week Chicago will, in addition, be without starting lineman Marc Columbo who injured his knee last week.
The Bears will again be without Jim Miller and must rely on Chris Chandler who hasn’t done Jack for Chicago this year. The Bears have lost their last eight in a row but are laying 5.5 points.
Statistically this is a pretty even matchup but Detroit has a few strong historical trends pointing their way including a trend favoring visiting dogs against teams that have lost 80% of their games that is 73% ATS including 3-0 last year.
The Bears are in a letdown spot following a tough Monday night game and looking ahead to a tough divisional-matchup vs. Green Bay followed by Miami on Monday night. Look for Detroit to sweep the Bears this year and come away with the win.
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