Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/22/2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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The Chicago Bears host the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41. The Bears have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread. The Panthers have an ATS record of 3-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-2-0.
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Valuable Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Carolina Panthers Injuries
10/15/17 LB Luke Kuechly Neck probable Sunday vs. Chicago
10/13/17 S Kurt Coleman Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/13/17 DB Demetrious Cox Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/13/17 RB Fozzy Whittaker Ankle left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/12/17 C Ryan Kalil Neck "?"
10/04/17 WR Damiere Byrd Forearm IR
09/30/17 LB Jeremy Cash Calf IR
09/18/17 TE Greg Olsen Foot IR
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
09/04/17 DE Charles Johnson Knee IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
10/15/17 LB John Timu Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/15/17 RB Benny Cunningham Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/15/17 OL Hroniss Grasu Hand "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/15/17 DB Sherrick McManis Hamstring left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/15/17 LB Nick Kwiatkoski Pectoral "?" Sunday vs. Carolina
10/13/17 WR Markus Wheaton Groin out 4-6 weeks
10/10/17 LB Willie Young Tricep IR
09/29/17 DB Quintin Demps Arm IR
09/12/17 LB Jerrell Freeman Concussion IR
09/10/17 WR Kevin White Shoulder IR
09/04/17 DB Deiondre' Hall Hamstring IR
09/04/17 RB Ka'Deem Carey Wrist IR
09/04/17 LS Patrick Scales Knee IR
08/30/17 WR Cameron Meredith ACL IR
08/12/17 C Eric Kush Hamstring IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers have run for 573 yards as a team, which ranks 19th in the NFL. They've run 170 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 25 times for 219 yards so far this season, which has them 32nd in the league in penalties. They are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 128. They have run 391 plays this season for 1,941 yards, which ranks them 12th in the league in total offense. The Panthers average 5 yards per play, which is 24th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 124 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Cam Newton averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion. He has completed 127 passes on 197 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating is 85.3. He has thrown for 1,476 yards this season.
The Panthers rush defense has allowed 126 attempts for 500 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. Carolina has committed 34 penalties for 319 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.9% of possessions on defense, which is 19th in the league. They are 14th in the league in points allowed on defense with 122. They have surrendered a total of 1,680 yards on D, which is 9th in the NFL. The Panthers are ranked 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 6th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 134 passes on 199 attempts against the Carolina Panthers defense this season, placing them 26th and 20th in the National Football League. The Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 1,180 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Carolina Panthers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 4th in the National Football League. Carolina Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 533 yards on 12 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average. Carolina is ranked 3rd in the league in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 49 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 25th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 11 yards. They have returned 1 kicks for 30 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 30 yards per kick return and have a long of 30 yards this year. They are 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 987.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 28th in the National Football League in points scored with 105. They have run 382 plays this year for 1,841 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the NFL in total offense. The Bears average 4.8 yards per play, which is 27th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 111 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 816 yards as a unit, which ranks 3rd in the league. They've run 186 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 43 times for 333 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. Mitch Trubisky has passed for 241 yards this year. He's completed 20 throws while attempting 41 passes for a completion percentage of 48.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 73.3. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 5.9 yards per pass attempt.
Chicago is 26th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 148. They have given up a total of 1,816 yards on D, which is 12th in the league. The Bears are 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has allowed 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 8th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 126 throws on 200 attempts against the Chicago defense this season, ranking them 20th and 21st in the league. The Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,190 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 155 attempts for 626 yards this season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. The Chicago Bears have had 42 penalties for 340 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.7% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is 18th in the NFL in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 55 punt return yards and are averaging 9.2 yards per return, which is 13th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 17 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 182 yards on special teams, placing them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Bears average 22.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this season. They are 13th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,217. The Chicago Bears have tried 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 32nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 66.7%. Chicago kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 679 yards on 14 punts, averaging 48.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers -3
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