Sunday, September 20, 2015
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The Arizona Cardinals face the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. The opening line for this matchup has the Cardinals as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.
The Bears opened the season losing to the rival Green Bay Packers 31-23. Jay Cutler had 225 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He was 18 for 36 and was sacked twice by the Packers defense. Alshon Jeffrey led Chicago with 5 catches for 78 yards while Martellus Bennett hauled in 5 catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. Matt Forte was exceptional on the ground, carrying the ball 24 times for 141 yards and 1 touchdown. The Bears had 25 first downs and over 400 yards of total offense, so they definitely have something to build on. Cutler's late interception was the deciding factor, as it has been many times in the past.
The Cardinals started the season by beating the Saints 31-19. Carson Palmer threw for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns. He completed 19 of 32 passes and was not sacked on the day. Larry Fitzgerald led the receiving corps with 6 catches for 87 yards while Darren Fells, John Brown, and David Johnson all found the end zone. Andre Ellington had 12 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown for Arizona on the ground. The Cardinals had 25 first downs and 427 total yards.
The Bears are 12-25-1 against the spread in their last 38 games overall, are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS loss, and are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game. They are 10-24 ATS in their last 34 vs. the NFC, are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games on grass, and are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game. Chicago is 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 home games, they are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The over is 4-0 in the Bears last 4 games in September and is 7-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record. The over is also 4-1 in the Bears last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game and is 21-7 in their last 28 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 2, are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous
game, and are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. They are 14-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, are 4-1 ATS in
their last 5 games in September, and are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on grass. Arizona is 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games following a S.U. win, they are
7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game, and they are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games after
allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. The under is 4-0-1 in the Cardinals last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in
their previous game, is 4-0 in their last 4 games in Week 2, and is 6-1 in their last 7 games in September. The under is also 8-2 in the Cardinals last 10
games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, is 4-1 in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous
game, and is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/14/15 RB Andre Ellington Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/13/15 CB Justin Bethel Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/10/15 TE Ifeanyi Momah Knee out indefinitely
09/04/15 T Bobby Massie Suspension expected to miss first 3 games of regular season
09/04/15 DL Corey Peters Achilles IR
09/04/15 LB Daryl Washington Suspension out indefinitely
09/04/15 OG Mike Iupati Knee out indefinitely
09/15/15 DE Cornelius Washington Quad IR
09/13/15 LB Jon Bostic Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/13/15 LB Sam Acho Illness "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/13/15 CB Tracy Porter Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/04/15 S Ryan Mundy Hip IR
08/24/15 DT Jeremiah Ratliff Suspension expected to miss first 3 games of regular season
08/15/15 WR Kevin White Shin out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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