Sunday, December 11, 2016
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The Chicago Bears take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Ford Field. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. The Bears are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7-0. The Lions have an over/under record of 4-8-0 and they are 8-4-0 against the spread.
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Matt Barkley finished with 192 yards through the air for Chicago last week. He completed 11 passes out of 18 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Jordan Howard, who finished with 117 yards on 32 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Josh Bellamy was the team leader in receiving with a total of 93 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Chicago got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 59 total plays for 326 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 142 yards on 40 attempts.
Matthew Stafford finished with 341 yards passing for Detroit last week. He went 30 for 42, resulting in a 71% completion percentage. The Lions were led on the ground by Zach Zenner, who finished with 40 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Golden Tate led the team in receiving with 145 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Detroit had 24 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 422 yards for the contest. The Lions ran for 85 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Chicago scores 17 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 30th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 246 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 17th in the league. The Bears run for an average of 102 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the league. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 348 yards per game, ranking their offense 16th overall this season. The Bears average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 23rd in the NFL. They accumulate 57.2 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 28th in the league.
Chicago allows 220 passing yards per game, ranking 6th, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 16th. They give up 22 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Bears allow 107 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 18th in the NFL. Chicago allows 327 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 7th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 62.7 yards per game, ranking them 18th among NFL teams.
Detroit averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 18th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. They throw for 256 yards through the air per game, ranking them 14th. The Lions run for an average of 81 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 29th on the ground. They also run 60 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 337 yards per game, ranking them 20th in the league on offense. The Lions get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 17th. They average 58.2 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 24th in the NFL.
Detroit allows an average of 257 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 12th. They give up 26 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 72% per game. The Lions allow 98 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 12th in the NFL. Detroit allows 355 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 15th in the league. They force 7.3 penalties for 56 yards in each contest, ranking 15th.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 4-8-0 against the over/under this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/06/16 WR Marquess Wilson Groin injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/04/16 DB Adrian Amos Foot "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/04/16 DB Deiondre' Hall Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/04/16 WR Eddie Royal Toe "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/01/16 QB Jay Cutler Shoulder IR
11/29/16 LB Danny Trevathan Leg IR
11/23/16 TE Zach Miller Foot IR
11/22/16 LB Jerrell Freeman Suspension expected to miss next 4 games
11/15/16 OL Kyle Long Leg IR
11/15/16 DL Will Sutton Ankle IR
11/14/16 WR Alshon Jeffery Suspension expected to miss next 4 games
10/23/16 QB Brian Hoyer Arm out indefinitely
10/05/16 WR Kevin White Ankle IR
09/21/16 LB Lamarr Houston Knee IR
09/02/16 DB Brandon Boykin Pectoral IR
09/02/16 OL Hroniss Grasu Knee IR
09/01/16 QB Connor Shaw Ankle IR
08/31/16 LB Roy Robertson-Harris Illness PUP
12/05/16 CB Quandre Diggs Shoulder out for season
12/04/16 LB DeAndre Levy Quad "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/04/16 S Don Carey Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/04/16 RB Dwayne Washington Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/04/16 WR Marvin Jones Jr. Thigh "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
12/04/16 LB Tahir Whitehead Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
11/02/16 TE Cole Wick Knee IR
09/21/16 RB Ameer Abdullah Foot IR
09/02/16 LS Jimmy Landes Shoulder IR
09/02/16 LB Jon Bostic Foot IR
08/31/16 TE Timothy Wright ACL IR
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -7.5
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