Sunday, December 20, 2015
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Chicago Bears matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43.
Jay Cutler finished his last game with 315 yards through the air for Chicago. He completed 19 passes out of 31 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Matt Forte, who finished with 45 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Alshon Jeffery was the team leader in receiving with a total of 107 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Chicago totaled 377 yards by way of 56 plays. They rushed the ball 22 times for a total of 87 yards on the game and the Bears totaled 20 first downs by getting 4 rushing, 14 passing and 2 by penalty.
Teddy Bridgewater finished his last game with 335 yards through the air for Minnesota. He completed 25 passes out of 36 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Vikings were led in rushing by Adrian Peterson, who finished with 69 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Kyle Rudolph was the team leader in receiving with a total of 67 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Minnesota totaled 389 yards by way of 63 plays. They rushed the ball 24 times for a total of 72 yards on the game and the Vikings totaled 23 first downs by getting 4 rushing, 17 passing and 2 by penalty.
Chicago is scoring 21 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 21 passes on 34 attempts for a 62% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 237 yards per game through the air as well. The Bears are running for an average of 113 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They run 65 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 350 total yards each outing. The Bears get 20 first downs per game and they average 63.8 penalty yards via 6.8 penalties each contest.
Chicago allows 216 passing yards per game and 24 points per contest on defense. They give up 20 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61%. The Bears give up 126 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 4.7 average per carry. Chicago allows 341 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 60.2 yards per game.
Minnesota averages 20 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 30 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 190 yards through the air per game thus far. The Vikings run for an average of 132 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season. They run 61 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 321 total yards per game. The Vikings are averaging 19 first downs per outing and accumulate 54.2 penalty yards via 5.9 penalties each game.
Minnesota allows an average of 232 passing yards and 20 points per contest. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Vikings give up 114 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Minnesota allows 346 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 6.8 penalties for 56.5 yards in each contest.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 6-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 7-6-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 2-10-1 against the over/under so far this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 10-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/15/15 S Antrel Rolle Knee IR
12/13/15 DB Bryce Callahan Quad "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
12/13/15 LB Pernell McPhee Knee "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
12/12/15 WR Marquess Wilson Foot IR
12/09/15 TE Martellus Bennett Ribs IR
10/17/15 DT Ego Ferguson Knee IR
10/06/15 C Will Montgomery Leg IR
09/15/15 DE Cornelius Washington Quad IR
09/04/15 S Ryan Mundy Hip IR
08/15/15 WR Kevin White Shin out for season
12/13/15 S Andrew Sendejo Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/13/15 LB Anthony Barr Groin "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/13/15 S Harrison Smith Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/13/15 DT Linval Joseph Foot "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/08/15 S Antone Exum Shoulder IR
11/10/15 LB Audie Cole Ankle IR
10/28/15 CB Jabari Price Shoulder IR
10/28/15 C John Sullivan Back out indefinitely
10/23/15 DT Shamar Stephen Toe IR
08/16/15 T Phil Loadholt Achilles IR
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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