Sunday, October 2, 2016
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The Detroit Lions take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Soldier Field. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46. The Lions are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread.
Matthew Stafford finished with 385 yards through the air for Detroit last week. He completed 28 passes out of 41 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Lions were led in rushing by Dwayne Washington, who finished with 38 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Marvin Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 205 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 34 yards per reception. As a team in that game Detroit got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 418 yards for the game. The Lions ran for 50 yards on 23 attempts.
Brian Hoyer finished with 317 yards passing for Chicago last week. He went 30 for 49, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Bears were led on the ground by Jordan Howard, who finished with 45 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Zach Miller led the team in receiving with 78 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Chicago had 21 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 18 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 390 yards for the contest. The Bears ran for 73 yards on 15 carries as a team.
Detroit scores 27 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 6th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 27 passes on 40 attempts for a 68% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 313 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 3rd in the league. The Lions run for an average of 101 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 414 yards per game, ranking their offense 4th overall this season. The Lions average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They accumulate 98 penalty yards per game via 9.7 penalties, which ranks 1st in the league.
Detroit allows 264 passing yards per game, ranking 16th, and they allow 28 points per contest on defense, which ranks 27th. They give up 24 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69%. The Lions allow 115 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 21st in the NFL. Detroit allows 379 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 22nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7 penalties for 57.7 yards per game, ranking them 20th among NFL teams.
Chicago averages 15 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 30th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 241 yards through the air per game, ranking them 23rd. The Bears run for an average of 70 yards per game on 18 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 30th on the ground. They also run 56 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 311 yards per game, ranking them 27th in the league on offense. The Bears get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 28th. They average 45 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 27th in the NFL.
Chicago allows an average of 214 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 10th in the league. Their defense overall allows 28 points per contest, which has them ranked 23rd. They give up 21 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Bears allow 143 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 30th in the NFL. Chicago allows 357 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 16th in the league. They force 5 penalties for 49.3 yards in each contest, ranking 5th.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/16 TE Eric Ebron Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/27/16 S Tavon Wilson Neck injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/26/16 DE Ezekiel Ansah Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. Chicago
09/25/16 CB Adairius Barnes Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/25/16 LB Antwione Williams Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/25/16 LB DeAndre Levy Quad "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
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 Brandon Pettigrew Knee PUP
08/31/16 TE Timothy Wright ACL IR
08/26/16 WR Corey Fuller Foot PUP
09/27/16 RB Jeremy Langford Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/25/16 DB Bryce Callahan Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/25/16 DB Kyle Fuller Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/25/16 DL Mitch Unrein Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/25/16 DB Harold Jones-Quartey Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/25/16 DL Jonathan Bullard Foot injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/25/16 RB Ka'Deem Carey Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/21/16 DL Eddie Goldman Ankle expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/21/16 LB Lamarr Houston Knee IR
09/20/16 LB Danny Trevathan Thumb out indefinitely
09/20/16 QB Jay Cutler 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
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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