Best over/under, spread, teaser and prop bets

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Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

Top/bottom: 42

Sometimes sifting through the nastiest, most disgusting matchups of the week can end up yielding the most fruitful results.

There’s simply no other good way to describe this impending dumpster among the residents of the NFC Norris (forever known as such thanks to Chris Berman). The Lions look like the same eternal patsy even under new “gritty” coach Dan Campbell, while the Bears seem to be heading back to new lows.

Chicago hit arguably its lowest possible run last week, with just 47 yards in offense total in a nasty loss to the Browns. They finished comically averaging 1.1 yards per game.

The jokes don’t stop there. Whoever starts QB this week – be it Andy Dalton or Justin Fields – will be a game-time call from Matt Nagy, who also refuses to reveal whether he or offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will be calling plays.

What a disaster. But even disasters can be fun to bet on if they point to a desired outcome. And no matter who’s behind center, the Bears are clearly a work in progress that should endure more growing pains, especially if the rookie Fields gets another starting nod. How could he feel comfortable after being on the receiving end of nine bags?

Granted, the lions are the lions, a constant joke in itself, but to be honest, the defense has played respectably and would have knocked out the mighty Ravens if no NFL 66-yard (!) record had them at the buzzer.

Still, Detroit’s Lamar Jackson and Co. however, on just 19 points after dropping at least 27 on the scoreboard in seven straight regular season games dating back to last year. The Lions offensive becomes the problem.

And who didn’t see this coming? Jared Goff is now QB1 – not Matthew Stafford – and his string of goals to throw out TJ Hockenson is just rotten.

Now in week 4 they have what may be their toughest test yet. Despite all the troubles and woes Chicago is currently experiencing, they still have a strong D.

Plus, quite a bit of rain is expected at Soldier Field. Scattered thunderstorms, as they are called, should only add to what is probably bad football.

Select: UNDER 42 (-110)


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