Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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The Chicago Bears travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50. The Bears have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Saints have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
10/22/17 LB John Timu Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/22/17 OL Hroniss Grasu Hand is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/22/17 DB Sherrick McManis Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/22/17 DL Roy Robertson-Harris Hamstring injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
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
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
10/23/17 G Larry Warford Abdominal is out indefinitely
10/22/17 WR Willie Snead IV Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/04/17 LB Alex Anzalone Arm IR
10/03/17 T Zach Strief Knee IR
09/27/17 DT David Parry Ankle IR
09/24/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle IR
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 24th in the NFL in points scored with 122. They have run 419 plays this season for 1,994 yards, which ranks them 27th in the league in total offense. The Bears average 4.8 yards per play, which is 25th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 116 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 884 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the NFL. They've run 212 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 48 times for 373 yards so far this season, which has them 13th in the league in penalties. Mitch Trubisky has thrown for 348 yards this season. He has completed 24 passes on 48 attempts for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating is 79.2. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 14.5 yards per completion.
Chicago is 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 151. They have surrendered a total of 2,109 yards on D, which is 16th in the NFL. The Bears are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 147 passes on 234 attempts against the Chicago Bears defense this season, placing them 18th and 21st in the National Football League. The Chicago pass defense has also given up a total of 1,375 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 185 attempts for 734 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. The Bears have committed 46 penalties for 375 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.8% of possessions on defense, which is 16th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is ranked 8th in the league in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 142 punt return yards and average 7.9 yards per return, which is 17th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 21 yards. They have returned 19 kicks for 396 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 20.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 37 yards this year. They are 17th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,662. The Chicago Bears have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 32nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62.5%. Chicago Bears kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,849 yards on 39 punts, averaging 47.4 yards per punt. That places them 9th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints have run for 730 yards as a unit, which ranks 13th in the league. They've run 166 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 40 times for 366 yards so far this year, which has them 25th in the NFL in penalties. They are 7th in the National Football League in points scored with 171. They have run 391 plays this year for 2,346 yards, which ranks them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 6 yards per play, which is 5th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 126 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Brees has completed 152 throws while attempting 220 passes for a completion percentage of 69.1%. He has passed for 1,652 yards this year. He averages 10.9 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 100.
The Saints rush defense has given up 141 attempts for 685 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 41 penalties for 311 yards on defense this year. That places them 6th in the league. They've allowed a score on 35.4% of possessions on defense, which is 20th in the NFL. New Orleans is 11th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 133. They have given up a total of 2,106 yards on D, which is 15th in the league. The Saints are 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 20th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 133 throws on 209 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, ranking them 8th and 8th in the league. The Saints pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,421 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Orleans Saints have tried 16 field goals this season and made 13, which is 13th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 81.3%. New Orleans kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,005 yards on 21 punts, averaging 47.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NFL in punting average. New Orleans is 29th in the NFL in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 67 punt return yards and are averaging 7.4 yards per return, which is 18th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 17 yards. They have returned 13 kicks for 277 yards on special teams, placing them 11th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 21.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this season. They are 12th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,726.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +7.5
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