Thursday, October 20, 2016
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The Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Lambeau Field. The opening line for this game has Green Bay as 9 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Bears are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Packers have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 2-2-1 against the spread.
Brian Hoyer finished with 302 yards through the air for Chicago last week. He completed 30 passes out of 49 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Ka'Deem Carey, who finished with 50 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Cameron Meredith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 113 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Chicago got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 389 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 92 yards on 27 attempts.
Aaron Rodgers finished with 294 yards passing for Green Bay last week. He went 31 for 42, resulting in a 74% completion percentage. The Packers were led on the ground by Eddie Lacy, who finished with 65 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Ty Montgomery led the team in receiving with 98 yards and 10 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Green Bay had 24 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 372 yards for the contest. The Packers ran for 78 yards on 24 carries as a team.
Chicago scores 17 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 31st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 26 passes on 39 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 284 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 4th in the league. The Bears run for an average of 91 yards per game on 21 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 375 yards per game, ranking their offense 7th overall this season. The Bears average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the NFL. They accumulate 59.5 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 16th in the league.
Chicago allows 234 passing yards per game, ranking 10th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Bears allow 108 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 19th in the NFL. Chicago allows 341 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 57 yards per game, ranking them 19th among NFL teams.
Green Bay averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 17th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 227 yards through the air per game, ranking them 25th. The Packers run for an average of 105 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 332 yards per game, ranking them 25th in the league on offense. The Packers get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 15th. They average 44.2 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 29th in the NFL.
Green Bay allows an average of 267 passing yards per game, which ranks 21st in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 16th. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Packers allow 72 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 2nd in the NFL. Green Bay allows 339 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 10th in the league. They force 7.8 penalties for 82.6 yards in each contest, ranking 24th.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 1-5-0 this season
Green Bay Betting Trends
Green Bay is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Green Bay has an ATS record of 2-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/16 WR Eddie Royal Toe injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Green Bay
10/17/16 DB Deiondre' Hall Ankle doubtful Thursday vs. Green Bay
10/17/16 DB Tracy Porter Knee injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Green Bay
10/16/16 DL Eddie Goldman Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Green Bay
10/16/16 LB Leonard Floyd Calf "?" Thursday vs. Green Bay
10/16/16 QB Jay Cutler Thumb "?" Thursday vs. Green Bay
10/05/16 WR Kevin White Ankle IR
09/28/16 DB Kyle Fuller Knee IR
09/27/16 RB Jeremy Langford Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
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 Pernell McPhee Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Roy Robertson-Harris Illness PUP
10/18/16 WR Davante Adams Concussion injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
10/18/16 RB Knile Davis Acquired "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
10/16/16 S Chris Banjo Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
10/16/16 CB Damarious Randall Groin injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
10/16/16 RB James Starks Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/16/16 CB Quinten Rollins Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
09/27/16 TE Jared Cook Ankle out indefinitely
09/25/16 CB Sam Shields Concussion out indefinitely
09/02/16 C Corey Linsley Hamstring PUP
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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