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Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions Props – Best Player Props to Bet

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Nov 24, 2021 · 4:57 PM PST

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
  • The Chicago Bears visit the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in an NFC North divisional battle on Thursday, November 25th
  • It’s the 19th time these two teams have faced each other on Thanksgiving Day
  • All of the best Lions-Bears player props are outlined in the story below

They’ll be kicking it old school at Ford Field, as the Detroit Lions play host to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of the Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit began on November 29, 1934, when the Bears beat the Lions 19-16.

Oddly enough, Chicago is also favored to win this game by three points. The Bears hold a 10-8 edge all-time over the Lions on Thanksgiving.

Will David Montgomery or D’Andre Swift find the end zone? Is Jared Goff healthy enough to return to QB Detroit after missing last week’s game with an oblique injury? How will backup Andy Dalton fare at QB for Chicago, stepping in for the injured Justin Fields?

Check out our updated injury reports, as well as other betting options. Let’s start with the lines for player props.

Bears vs Lions Player Props

Quarterback Completions Passing Yards Passing TDs
Andy Dalton (CHI) OFF 222.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) OFF
Running Backs Rush Attempts Rush Yards Receiving and Rush Yards
D’Andre Swift (DET) 15.5 (Ov +100 | Un -135) 67.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 105.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
David Montgomery (CHI) 17.5 (Ov -120| Un -110) 79.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 101.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
Khailil Herbert (CHI) OFF 22.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) OFF
Andy Dalton (CHI) OFF 9.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) OFF
Wide Receivers + Tight Ends Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception
Cole Kmet (CHI) 3.5 (Ov -135 | Un +105) 54.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 17.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)
Darnell Mooney (CHI) 4.5 (Ov -145 | Un +110) 23.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 22.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
David Montgomery (CHI) 2.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 14.5 (Ov -143 | Un +115) 10.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110)
Marquise Goodwin (CHI) 3.5 (Ov +140 | Un -185) 17.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 19.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)
D’Andre Swift (DET) 4.5 (Ov +100 | Un -130) 33.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 14.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
Kalif Raymond (DET) 2.5 (Ov +-175 | Un +130) 31.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 16.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)
TJ Hockenson (DET) 4.5 (Ov +110 | Un -145) 43.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 17.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105)
Amon-Ra St Brown (DET) OTB OTB 15.5 (Ov -125 | Un -110)

All odds taken Nov. 24th from DraftKings

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Prop #1: Montgomery a Monster vs Lions

When the Bears beat the Lions 24-14 during Week 4 at Soldier Field, it was the David Montgomery show. The Bears running back set season highs for carries (23), rushing yards (106) and touchdowns (23).

He is averaging 17.2 carries and 75.4 yards on the ground in five career starts against Detroit. With Dalton under center, expect that Bears coach Matt Nagy will go even more conservative with his game plan than usual.

The over on Montgomery carries and yards gained on the ground figure to be good plays .

  • Pick: Chicago Bears David Montgomery over 17.5 carries (-120), 1 unit; Montgomery over 79.5 rushing yards (-115). 1 unit.

Prop #2: Making Swift Movements

Since 2014, just two Lions running backs have enjoyed 100-yard games on the ground. Kerryon Johnson is one of them. D’Andre Swift is the other.

In fact, Swift has topped the century mark in each of Detroit’s last two games. He carried a season-high 33 times for 130 yards two weeks ago during a 16-16 tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Last week against the Cleveland Browns, the Lions only handed the rock to Swift on 14 occasions. He made the most of those chances, however. Swift rambled for 136 yards, an impressive 9.71 yards per carry.

Like the Bears, taking into consideration an ailing Goff at the helm and Chicago sharing the NFL lead with 31 QB sacks, in all likelihood the Lions will lean heavily on the run game.

  • Pick: Detroit Lions D’Andre Swift over 67.5 rushing yards (-115), 1 unit

Bears vs Lions Touchdown Props

Player Odds to Score First TD Odds to Score Any TD
David Montgomery (CHI) +450 -140
D’Andre Swift (DET) +600 -110
Darnell Mooney (CHI) +900 +165
Allen Robinson II (CHI) +1200 +200
TJ Hockenson (DET) +1200 +210
Jamaal Williams (DET) +1400 +260
Cole Kmet (CHI) +1600 +300
Amon-Ra St Brown (DET) +1600 +300
Marquise Goodwin (CHI) +1800 +360
Kalif Raymond (DET) +1800 +380
Andy Dalton (CHI) +2500 +450
Khalil Herbert (CHI) +2800 +550
Damiere Byrd (CHI) +3500 +700
Jimmy Graham (CHI) +3500 +700
Jesse James (DET) +3500 +700
Jermar Jefferson (DET) +5000 +900

Who Are the Best Bets to Score a Touchdown?

These are not what you’d classify as two of the NFL’s offensive juggernauts. The Bears are 29th in the NFL in scoring offense (16.3 points per game). The Lions are right behind Chicago in 30th place (16.0 PPG).

However, each team has scored nine rushing TDs, which leaves them among a group of teams tied for 14th in the NFL in that category. They are 30th (Detroit, 8) and 31st (Chicago, 7) in passing TDs in the NFL, so if they’re going to find the end zone, it’s likely to be done via the ground game.

Through 10 games, Montgomery has only found the end zone three times this season. However, two of those three scores came during the Week 4 victory against the Lions, which was clearly the best game of the season turned in by the Chicago running back.

Montgomery has run for four TDs in the last two games against the Lions. He was the first player to find the end zone in both of those games. The Lions have scored only five TDs through their past four games. Swift accounted for two of those scores. Running back Jermar Jefferson also scored twice.

You can play it safe and take Swift for an anytime TD, or roll the dice with Jefferson at +900 in search of a hefty payday.

  • Picks: Chicago Bears David Montgomery first TD (+450); Detroit Lions D’Andre Swift anytime TD (-110).
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