Sunday, December 27, 2015
Raymond James Stadium
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The Chicago Bears take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5.
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Jay Cutler finished his last game with 231 yards through the air for Chicago. He completed 26 passes out of 37 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. Matt Forte led the Bears in rushing with 47 yards. He averaged 6 yards per carry on his 8 rushing attempts for the game. Zach Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 57 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Chicago got a total of 21 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 13 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 62 total plays for 293 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 94 yards on 20 attempts.
Jameis Winston finished his last game with 363 yards through the air for Tampa Bay. He completed 29 passes out of 50 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. Doug Martin led the Buccaneers in rushing with 91 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 18 rushing attempts for the game. Mike Evans was the team leader in receiving with a total of 157 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Tampa Bay got a total of 30 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 21 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 77 total plays for 509 yards for the game. The Buccaneers ran for 146 yards on 27 attempts.
Chicago is averaging 21 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 21 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 62% percent completion percentage and average 234 yards in the passing department per game. The Bears are running for an average of 112 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 346 yards per game. The Bears are averaging 20 first downs per game and they accumulate 62.1 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties.
Chicago gives up an average of 216 passing yards and 25 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 20 completions per game on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. The Bears give up 126 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.5 average per carry. Chicago gives up 342 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play. They force 1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties per game that total 59.1 yards as a unit.
Tampa Bay is putting 22 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 19 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 58% percent completion percentage and average 233 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Buccaneers run for an average of 141 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 374 yards per game. The Buccaneers get an average of 21 first downs per game and they average 77.4 penalty yards per game via 9.6 penalties.
Tampa Bay gives up 245 passing yards per outing and 25 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 24 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69%. The Buccaneers give up 94 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Tampa Bay gives up 340 total yards per game including an average of 5.2 per play. They create an average of 1.5 turnovers per game and 6.7 penalties for 57.4 yards each game.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 7-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 7-7-0 this season
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 7-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 7-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/22/15 WR Alshon Jeffery Hamstring probable Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
12/20/15 DB Bryce Callahan Quad "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
12/15/15 S Antrel Rolle Knee IR
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
12/20/15 DT Akeem Spence Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/20/15 LB Bruce Carter Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/20/15 DE George Johnson Calf "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/14/15 WR Vincent Jackson Knee out indefinitely
12/09/15 LB Kwon Alexander Suspension out for season
11/04/15 DT Clinton McDonald Pectoral IR
10/27/15 WR Louis Murphy Knee IR
09/07/15 WR Kenny Bell Hamstring IR
09/04/15 DL Larry English Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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