Sunday, October 9, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Chicago Bears travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indianapolis as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.5. The Bears are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Colts have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Brian Hoyer finished with 302 yards through the air for Chicago last week. He completed 28 passes out of 36 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Jordan Howard, who finished with 111 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Eddie Royal was the team leader in receiving with a total of 111 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Chicago got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 408 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 114 yards on 29 attempts.
Andrew Luck finished with 234 yards passing for Indianapolis last week. He went 27 for 42, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Colts were led on the ground by Frank Gore, who finished with 68 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving with 42 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. Indianapolis had 23 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 284 yards for the contest. The Colts ran for 94 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Chicago scores 16 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 31st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 36 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 253 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 15th in the league. The Bears run for an average of 82 yards per game on 20 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 27th in the league. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 335 yards per game, ranking their offense 25th overall this season. The Bears average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 24th in the NFL. They accumulate 47.5 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 30th in the league.
Chicago allows 210 passing yards per game, ranking 8th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 21 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66%. The Bears allow 124 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the NFL. Chicago allows 334 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 56 yards per game, ranking them 7th among NFL teams.
Indianapolis averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 9th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. They throw for 261 yards through the air per game, ranking them 13th. The Colts run for an average of 88 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 349 yards per game, ranking them 17th in the league on offense. The Colts get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 4th. They average 70.8 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 7th in the NFL.
Indianapolis allows an average of 277 passing yards per game, which ranks 24th in the league. Their defense overall allows 31 points per contest, which has them ranked 30th. They give up 25 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 69% per game. The Colts allow 106 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 19th in the NFL. Indianapolis allows 383 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 24th in the league. They force 9.2 penalties for 87.2 yards in each contest, ranking 32nd.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Indianapolis Betting Trends
Indianapolis is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Indianapolis has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/03/16 LB Leonard Floyd Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/03/16 DB Tracy Porter Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/03/16 WR Kevin White Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/02/16 DL Eddie Goldman Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/02/16 QB Jay Cutler Thumb "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/02/16 RB Ka'Deem Carey Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
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
09/20/16 LB Danny Trevathan Thumb out indefinitely
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
10/02/16 DB Antonio Cromartie Arm injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/02/16 DT Arthur Jones Suspension Served "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/02/16 CB Darius Butler Leg "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/02/16 T Denzelle Good Back "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/02/16 G Joe Reitz Back "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/29/16 C Jonotthan Harrison Appendix IR
09/27/16 LB Trent Cole Back IR
09/21/16 WR Donte Moncrief Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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