Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Free NFL Picks & Week 12 Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/18/2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM on FOX
Soldier Field in Chicago
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8) will try to start their first two-game winning streak of the season on Sunday afternoon when they play the Chicago Bears (4-6). The Bucs are in fourth place in the NFC South right now, while the Bears sit in third in the NFC North.
Last Sunday, the Buccaneers were able to end their five-game losing streak by beating the Washington Redskins 27-7 on the road. Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans had the best game of his young career in that win by catching seven passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bucs currently have the third-worst defense against the pass by allowing opposing quarterbacks to throw for 266.1 yards per game against them. Evans has now caught 46 passes on the year for 794 yards and seven touchdowns. Quarterback Josh McCown has thrown for 1,009 yards this season with six touchdowns and six interceptions.
On Sunday, the Bears snapped their three-game losing skid by defeating the Minnesota Vikings 21-13 at home. They were clearly the better offensive team in that game, outgaining the Vikings 468-243.
The Bears have had one of the worst defenses in the NFL this season by allowing opposing teams to score 29 points per game against them. Veteran quarterback Jay Cutler has had an up-and-down season and now has 2,695 passing yards with 21 touchdowns. Running back Matt Forte has 733 rushing yards through 10 games with four touchdowns.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-6-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-6-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Bears Betting Trends
Chicago Bears are 4-6-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Bears are 6-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11/16/14 RB Doug Martin Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
11/13/14 G Kadeem Edwards Foot IR
09/12/14 DE Adrian Clayborn Bicep IR
09/10/14 CB Mike Jenkins Pectoral IR
11/16/14 OL Eben Britton Appendix "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/16/14 T Jordan Mills Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/16/14 WR Josh Morgan Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/16/14 DE Trevor Scott Knee "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/16/14 LB Darryl Sharpton Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/27/14 DE Lamarr Houston Knee IR
10/27/14 G Matt Slauson Pectoral out for season
09/15/14 CB Charles Tillman Tricep IR
09/04/14 TE Zach Miller Foot IR
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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