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Bears vs. Lions 01/01/23 Prediction and Odds

You can look forward to some New Year’s day fun in Bears vs Lions 01/01/23, with one of the oldest matchups in football being played out at Ford Field.

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Few rivalries in football go back as far as this epic matchup. Their first meeting was almost a century ago when the Lions (then known as the Spartans) beat the Bears 7-6.

Since then, they’ve come to play each other a staggering 187 times in total. The Bears currently lead the series 106-76-5 and have scored about 300 points more in total during the games they’ve played out.

The Lions have won 2 of the last 4 matches, but those are the only victories for Detroit in the last 9 matchups.

No annual series in the NFL has been going for as long as this one, so both sides know the other as well as possible. Let’s see how it plays out this time around in Bears vs. Lions 01/01/23.

Bears vs. Lions 01/01/23 Odds and Statistics

Despite playing each other so many times, they’ve only met in the postseason one time, which went the Bears’ way. Chicago can also claim the biggest victory in the tie – a 49-0 win in 1949 – and the longest winning streak – 11 consecutive victories to the Lions’ best of 6.

All of this makes it sound like the Lions are very much the minnows in the rivalry, but the games have been very even since the mid-1960s, around the time football started to take its modern shape. But even the most optimistic of Lions of fans will find it hard to deny that Chicago has experienced more success overall.

The last matchup was in November in what was an incredibly close game that will probably be remembered for years to come. The Lions just about edged out a 31-30 victory that left Bears fans as bitter as can be.

Bears vs. Lions 01/01/23 NFL Betting Tips: The Season So Far

Bears

It’s not a great time to be a football fan in Chicago. The Bears’ 3-11 record this season is among the worst, and almost every fan is waiting for the season’s end. They can take solace in the fact things aren’t currently as bad as they were in the early weeks of the season, though.

Losses in recent weeks haven’t been as drastic, and there are elements of the team that look competitive. The same can’t be said of the defense, though, who are probably as bad as any other side at shutting down opposition QBs.

In the Bears’ defense, this was always going to be a season of transition, and there isn’t too much talk of the side letting people down. The squad was stacked with rookies from week one, and there’s hope that some ways down the line, they’ll be able to recapture their former glory.

The Bears vs. Lions 01/01/23 fixture probably won’t be the moment for that resurrection, though Chicago still has a long way to go.

Lions

While the season has been middle of the road overall, there’s no denying offense knows how to keep fans on the edge of their seat. If they can keep it up, then a playoff spot may even be within reach.

That pipe dream has slowly become a real possibility as the Lions have ticked along. And luckily, that offensive talent isn’t just impressive flashes in the pan, it’s been consistent, and by now, everyone agrees that it’s for real.

If only the defense could pick its game up.

Bears vs Lions 01/01/23 Prediction

Detroit’s offense is on fire, and Chicago has no clue how to shut the opposition down. If you get a chance to watch the Bears vs. Lions 01/01/23 fixture, then don’t miss the opportunity to see a bucketload of points. Unless you’re a Bears fan, because you’ll be conceding them.

Our money’s on a big Lions victory.

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