Sunday, November 20, 2016
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The Chicago Bears travel to MetLife Stadium to play the New York Giants on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.5. The Bears are 2-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Giants have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 5-3-1 against the spread.
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Jay Cutler finished with 182 yards through the air for Chicago last week. He completed 16 passes out of 30 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Jordan Howard, who finished with 100 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Cameron Meredith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 50 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Chicago got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 54 total plays for 283 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 122 yards on 20 attempts.
Eli Manning finished with 240 yards passing for New York last week. He went 28 for 44, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Giants were led on the ground by Rashad Jennings, who finished with 87 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Odell Beckham Jr. led the team in receiving with 97 yards and 10 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. New York had 23 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 351 yards for the contest. The Giants ran for 122 yards on 27 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 23 passes on 36 attempts for a 64% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 248 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 20th in the league. The Bears run for an average of 99 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 22nd in the league. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 347 yards per game, ranking their offense 16th overall this season. The Bears average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 29th in the NFL. They accumulate 62.1 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 16th in the league.
Chicago allows 243 passing yards per game, ranking 12th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 24 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Bears allow 98 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the NFL. Chicago allows 341 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 54.8 yards per game, ranking them 7th among NFL teams.
New York averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 24th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. They throw for 267 yards through the air per game, ranking them 9th. The Giants run for an average of 74 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 341 yards per game, ranking them 21st in the league on offense. The Giants get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 21st. They average 56.7 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, ranking them 31st in the NFL.
New York allows an average of 267 passing yards per game, which ranks 22nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 11th. They give up 25 completions on 43 attempts for a completion percentage of 58% per game. The Giants allow 92 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the NFL. New York allows 359 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 16th in the league. They force 7.7 penalties for 60.8 yards in each contest, ranking 24th.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 2-7-0 this season
New York Betting Trends
New York is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 5-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/14/16 WR Alshon Jeffery Suspension expected to miss next 4 games
11/14/16 OL Kyle Long Leg out indefinitely
11/13/16 DB Bryce Callahan Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/13/16 DL Mitch Unrein Back "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/13/16 DL Will Sutton Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/13/16 RB Jordan Howard Achilles injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
10/23/16 QB Brian Hoyer Arm out indefinitely
10/19/16 DB Deiondre' Hall Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/05/16 WR Kevin White Ankle IR
09/28/16 DB Kyle Fuller Knee 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
11/14/16 DE Kerry Wynn Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
11/14/16 WR Victor Cruz Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
11/09/16 S Darian Thompson Foot IR
11/07/16 G Justin Pugh Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/21/16 K Josh Brown Disciplinary out for season
09/26/16 RB Shane Vereen Tricep IR
09/19/16 S Mykkele Thompson Knee IR
09/13/16 LB J.T. Thomas Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
Josh's Pick: Take New York -6
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