Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears Free NFL Picks & Week 4 Odds 10-4-2015
by Tony Sink - 9/30/2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
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The Oakland Raiders take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.
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Derek Carr finished his last game with 314 yards through the air for Oakland. He completed 20 passes out of 32 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Raiders were led in rushing by Latavius Murray, who finished with 139 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Amari Cooper led the team in receiving with 8 receptions for 134 yards. He had an average of 17 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Oakland got a total of 19 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 11 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 62 total plays for 469 yards for the game. The Raiders ran for 155 yards on 30 attempts.
Jimmy Clausen finished his last game with 63 yards through the air for Chicago. He completed 9 passes out of 17 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Matt Forte, who finished with 74 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Zach Miller led the team in receiving with 1 reception for 21 yards. Chicago got a total of 7 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 2 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 46 total plays for 146 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 98 yards on 27 attempts.
Oakland is scoring 26 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 27 passes on 40 attempts for a 68% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 283 yards per game through the air as well. The Raiders carry the ball for an average of 105 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 388 yards per game. The Raiders are averaging 21 first downs per game and they accumulate 74.3 penalty yards per game via 11 penalties.
Oakland gives up an average of 323 passing yards and 29 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 28 completions per game on 43 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. The Raiders allow 92 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for a 4 average per play. Oakland allows 415 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties for 69.7 yards per game.
Chicago averages 15 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 28 attempts for a 57% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 162 yards through the air per game thus far. The Bears carry the ball for an average of 132 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. They also run 60 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 294 yards per game. The Bears get an average of 17 first downs per game and they average 91.3 penalty yards per game via 8.7 penalties.
Chicago gives up 195 passing yards per outing and 35 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 18 completions on 26 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69%. The Bears allow 136 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 4.7 average per rush. Chicago allows 331 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 7.7 penalties for 57.7 yards in each contest.
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 3-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 2-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/15 DE Benson Mayowa Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/27/15 FB Jamize Olawale Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/27/15 DT Justin Ellis Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/16/15 S Nate Allen Knee IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 10)
09/07/15 T Menelik Watson Achilles IR
09/29/15 QB Jay Cutler Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Oakland
09/29/15 QB Jimmy Clausen None expected to start Sunday vs. Oakland
09/28/15 WR Alshon Jeffery Hamstring is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Oakland
09/28/15 T Jermon Bushrod Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/28/15 P Patrick O'Donnell Knee "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/28/15 DT William Sutton Bicep "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/15/15 DE Cornelius Washington Quad IR
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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