Sunday, January 3, 2016
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The Detroit Lions matchup against the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.
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Matthew Stafford finished his last game with 301 yards through the air for Detroit. He completed 29 passes out of 37 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. Ameer Abdullah led the Lions in rushing with 39 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 8 rushing attempts for the game. Calvin Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 77 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Detroit totaled 371 yards by way of 67 plays. They rushed the ball 28 times for a total of 87 yards on the game and the Lions totaled 26 first downs by getting 8 rushing, 15 passing and 3 by penalty.
Jay Cutler finished his last game with 156 yards through the air for Chicago. He completed 20 passes out of 27 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. Jeremy Langford led the Bears in rushing with 83 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 19 rushing attempts for the game. Zach Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 69 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Chicago totaled 327 yards by way of 67 plays. They rushed the ball 39 times for a total of 174 yards on the game and the Bears totaled 21 first downs by getting 12 rushing, 7 passing and 2 by penalty.
Detroit is averaging 22 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 26 passes per game on 40 attempts for a 65% percent completion percentage and average 262 yards in the passing department per game. The Lions are running for an average of 85 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. They run 64 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 347 total yards each outing. The Lions get 21 first downs per game and they average 60.6 penalty yards via 6.7 penalties each contest.
Detroit gives up an average of 237 passing yards and 25 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 23 completions per game on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 68%. The Lions allow an average of 113 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for a 4.2 average. Detroit gives up 350 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties per game that total 51.3 yards as a unit.
Chicago is putting 21 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 21 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage and average 229 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Bears run for an average of 116 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They run 65 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 345 total yards per game. The Bears are averaging 20 first downs per outing and accumulate 59.6 penalty yards via 6.5 penalties each game.
Chicago gives up 221 passing yards per outing and 25 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 20 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Bears allow an average of 124 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Chicago gives up 345 total yards per game including an average of 5.6 per play. They create an average of 1.1 turnovers per game and 6.3 penalties for 58.3 yards each game.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 9-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 6-9-0 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 8-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 8-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/14/15 TE Brandon Pettigrew ACL IR
11/16/15 DB Josh Wilson Knee IR
11/16/15 CB Rashean Mathis Concussion IR
10/19/15 RB Zach Zenner Ribs IR
10/14/15 LB DeAndre Levy Hip IR
10/06/15 DT Tyrunn Walker Ankle IR
12/29/15 DE Jarvis Jenkins Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/27/15 WR Alshon Jeffery Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/27/15 DB Bryce Callahan Quad "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/27/15 DT Eddie Goldman Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/27/15 RB Matt Forte Back injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/27/15 LB Shea McClellin Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
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
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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