With the inside track toward a possible NFC wild card berth on the line, the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions play for the second time this season Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. Since the Lions have a 24-13 victory over the Bears this season, a second victory would give them the tiebreaker when it comes to playoff positioning. The Bears come in on a three-game winning streak, making this a close game in terms of the odds.
SB Nation's odds partner Oddshark sees the Bears as an early 2.5 point favorite at home:
The Lions have won 6 straight road games (5-0-1 ATS) and they have also been a good bet within the NFC North, going 5-0-1 ATS past 6 within the division.
Both teams come in trailing the division leading Packers by at least two games, so this could become a virtual playoff elimination game. The winner will be in excellent position to reach the postseason as one of the best non division winners.