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The Chicago Bears (2-2) and Detroit Lions (4-0) will close out Week 5 of the 2011 NFL season on ESPN's Monday Night Football with the opening kickoff scheduled for 8:30 EDT from inside Ford Field.

Las Vegas oddsmakers opened up Detroit as six-point home favorites, which has been bet down to five at most sports books, while a couple places are offering 48 for the total.

I believe the total in this contest has been sent out with an inflated number, as both teams have a high-profile quarterback, while the public loves wagering on the "over" in primetime events.

It's important to note that four of the first five Monday Night Football games this year have gone over, including last week's 24-17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers win over Indianapolis Colts, creeping just above the...

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