Week 16 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Sunday 1pm
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago
TV: Fox
Line: Detroit -8.5
Chicago Home vs Spread: 2-5 (Streak L2)
Detroit Road vs Spread: 2-5 (Streak L3)

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home
NEW! Expert ATS Standings for 2014 with all weekly data and last 5 weeks score

NEW! Matchup Guides (Available Thursday for TNF, Sunday for all other matchups):
TEN @ JAX    PHI @ WAS    SD @ SF    MIN @ MIA    BAL @ HOU    DET @ CHI    CLE @ CAR    ATL @ NO
GB @ TB    KC @ PIT    NE @ NYJ    NYG @ STL    BUF @ OAK    IND @ DAL    SEA @ ARI    DEN @ CIN




Detroit Lions  DET @ Chicago Bears  CHI
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 62% 40% 83% 1 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 57% 71% 43% DET
2 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 60% 38% 83% DET 2 David Moore DallasNews.com 57% 71% 43% DET
3 Shalise Young Boston Globe 65% 63% 67% DET 3 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 57% 71% 43% DET
4 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 65% 63% 67% DET 4 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 57% 71% 43% CHI
5 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 52% 38% 67% CHI 5 Teamrankings Teamrankings 50% 71% 29% CHI
6 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 46% 25% 67% DET 6 Sam Farmer LA Times 43% 71% 14% DET
7 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 61% 63% 60% CHI 7 Vic Tafur SFGate 43% 71% 14% CHI
8 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 49% 38% 60% DET 8 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 51% 60% 43% DET
9 Ben Volin Boston Globe 63% 75% 50% DET 9 John Boell Newsday 64% 57% 71% DET
10 Numberfire Numberfire 56% 63% 50% CHI 10 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 64% 57% 71% DET
11 Dave Richard CBS 50% 50% 50% DET 11 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 57% 57% 57% DET
12 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 50% 50% 50% DET 12 Josh Katzowitz CBS 50% 57% 43% DET
13 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 50% 50% 50% DET 13 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 50% 57% 43% CHI
14 Vic Tafur SFGate 50% 50% 50% CHI 14 Bill Simmons Grantland 50% 57% 43% DET
15 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 44% 38% 50% DET 15 John Breech CBS 43% 57% 29% DET
16 Ryan Wilson CBS 44% 38% 50% DET 16 Numberfire Numberfire 64% 43% 86% CHI
17 Sam Farmer LA Times 44% 38% 50% DET 17 Brandon George DallasNews.com 57% 43% 71% DET
18 John Boell Newsday 44% 38% 50% DET 18 Jason La Canfora CBS 50% 43% 57% DET
19 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 44% 38% 50% DET 19 Walterfootball Walterfootball 50% 43% 57% CHI
20 Pete Prisco CBS 38% 25% 50% DET 20 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 50% 43% 57% DET
21 Brandon George DallasNews.com 38% 25% 50% DET 21 Ben Volin Boston Globe 43% 43% 43% DET
22 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 38% 25% 50% CHI 22 Jim McBride Boston Globe 43% 43% 43%
23 Bill Simmons Grantland 38% 25% 50% DET 23 Pete Prisco CBS 43% 43% 43% DET
24 Dave Tuley ESPN 33% 17% 50% CHI 24 Ryan Wilson CBS 43% 43% 43% DET
25 Josh Katzowitz CBS 31% 13% 50% DET 25 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 36% 43% 29% CHI
26 Teamrankings Teamrankings 54% 75% 33% CHI 26 Frank Schwab Yahoo 36% 43% 29% CHI
27 Jason La Canfora CBS 42% 50% 33% DET 27 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 70% 40% 100%
28 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 42% 50% 33% DET 28 Bob Glauber Newsday 49% 40% 57% DET
29 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 42% 50% 33% DET 29 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 57% 29% 86% DET
30 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 42% 50% 33% CHI 30 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 57% 29% 86% DET
31 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 42% 50% 33% DET 31 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 50% 29% 71% DET
32 Jim McBride Boston Globe 35% 38% 33% 32 Dave Richard CBS 43% 29% 57% DET
33 John Breech CBS 35% 38% 33% DET 33 Will Brinson CBS 43% 29% 57% DET
34 Will Brinson CBS 35% 38% 33% DET 34 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 43% 29% 57% CHI
35 David Moore DallasNews.com 35% 38% 33% DET 35 Shalise Young Boston Globe 36% 29% 43% DET
36 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 35% 38% 33% DET 36 Tom Rock Newsday 53% 20% 86% DET
37 Bob Glauber Newsday 35% 38% 33% DET 37 Pickwatch Pickwatch 40% 20% 60% DET
38 Pickwatch Pickwatch 46% 67% 25% DET 38 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 36% 14% 57% DET
39 Tom Rock Newsday 41% 63% 20% DET 39 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 36% 14% 57% DET
40 Walterfootball Walterfootball 33% 50% 17% CHI 40 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 21% 14% 29% DET
41 Frank Schwab Yahoo 33% 50% 17% CHI 41 Dave Tuley ESPN 33% 0% 67% CHI
Average Home Road Average Home Road
45% 44% 46% 48% 44% 53%