Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears Week 16 NFL Picks & Parlay 12/24/2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
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Soldier Field is the venue for the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 38.5. The Bears are 6-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-10-0. The Browns are 3-11-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-8-0.
Valuable Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 3-11-0 against the spread
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 4-10-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 6-7-1 against the spread
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
12/17/17 DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun Knee is "?" Sunday vs Chicago
11/21/17 DL Emmanuel Ogbah Foot IR
11/21/17 DL Jamie Meder Ankle IR
11/13/17 LB Jamie Collins Sr. MCL IR
10/23/17 OL Joe Thomas Triceps IR
10/03/17 LB Dominique Alexander Knee IR
09/05/17 DB Howard Wilson Knee PUP
08/23/17 LB Tank Carder ACL IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
12/16/17 TE Adam Shaheen Chest is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
12/16/17 DB Adrian Amos Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
12/16/17 OL Josh Sitton Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
12/16/17 LB Pernell McPhee Shoulder left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cleveland
12/05/17 DL Mitch Unrein Knee IR
12/04/17 K Cairo Santos Groin IR
12/03/17 OL Kyle Long Shoulder IR
11/21/17 LB Leonard Floyd Knee IR
10/30/17 TE Zach Miller Knee IR
10/10/17 LB Willie Young Triceps IR
09/12/17 LB Jerrell Freeman Concussion IR
09/10/17 WR Kevin White Shoulder 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 Cleveland Browns have run for 1,536 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the league. They've run 337 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 93 times for 787 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the NFL in penalties. They are 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 207. They have run 888 plays this year for 4,314 yards, which ranks them 26th in the NFL in total offense. The Browns average 4.9 yards per play, which is 25th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 261 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. DeShone Kizer has completed 221 throws while attempting 410 passes for a completion percentage of 53.9%. He has passed for 2,398 yards this year. He averages 10.9 yards per completion and 5.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 59.4.
The Browns rush defense has given up 408 attempts for 1,345 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 94 penalties for 866 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.2% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the NFL. Cleveland is 30th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 362. They have given up a total of 4,644 yards on D, which is 16th in the league. The Browns are 8th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 323 throws on 475 attempts against the Cleveland Browns defense this season, ranking them 26th and 14th in the league. The Cleveland pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,299 yards in the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cleveland Browns have tried 18 field goals this season and made 13, which is 32nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 72.2%. Cleveland Browns kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,288 yards on 70 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NFL in punting average. Cleveland is 9th in the NFL in punt returns with 33. They've totaled 196 punt return yards and are averaging 5.9 yards per return, which is 26th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 25 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 662 yards on special teams, placing them 8th in kick return yardage. The Browns average 22.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 71 yards this season. They are 26th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,435.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 28th in the NFL in points scored with 234. They have run 822 plays this season for 4,140 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Bears average 5 yards per play, which is 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 238 1st downs this year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 1,661 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the NFL. They've run 376 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 101 times for 802 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. Mitch Trubisky has thrown for 1,822 yards this season. He has completed 162 passes on 271 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 77.8. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 yards per completion.
Chicago is 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 294. They have surrendered a total of 4,525 yards on D, which is 8th in the NFL. The Bears are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 16th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 304 passes on 464 attempts against the Chicago defense this season, placing them 20th and 10th in the National Football League. The Bears pass defense has also given up a total of 3,018 yards through the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 376 attempts for 1,507 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in the league against the run. The Chicago Bears have committed 98 penalties for 747 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.9% of possessions on defense, which is 20th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is ranked 18th in the league in punt returns with 27. They've accumulated 238 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 15th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 61 yards. They have returned 41 kicks for 867 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Bears average 21.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 46 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,480. The Chicago Bears have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 15, which is 28th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71.4%. Chicago kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,363 yards on 72 punts, averaging 46.7 yards per punt. That places them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bears -6.5 and over 38.5 total points
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