Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/10/2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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The Chicago Bears host the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field on Thursday, August 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 36.5. The Bears had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 7-9-0 against the spread last year. The Broncos had an ATS record of 9-7-0 while their over/under record was 7-9-0.
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Valuable Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Denver Broncos were 9-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Chicago Bears were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
07/30/17 RB Devontae Booker Wrist PUP
07/29/17 LB Shane Ray Wrist expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos ran for 1,484 yards as a team last year, which ranked 27th in the NFL. They ran 410 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos were penalized on offense 119 times for 985 yards last season, which had them 6th in the league in penalties. They were 22nd in the NFL in points scored with 333. They ran 1,020 plays last season for 5,169 yards, which ranked them 27th in the league in total offense. The Broncos averaged 5.1 yards per play, which was 27th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 290 1st downs last year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Trevor Siemian averaged 7.0 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion last season. He completed 289 passes on 486 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His QBR last year was 55.8 while is quarterback rating was 84.6. He threw for 3,401 yards.
The Broncos rush defense allowed 482 attempts for 2,085 yards last year, putting them in 28th place in the league against the run. Denver committed 110 penalties for 990 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 26th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 29.4% of possessions on defense, which was 4th in the league. They were 4th in the league in points allowed on defense with 297. They surrendered a total of 5,057 yards on D, which was 4th in the NFL. The Broncos were ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense gave up 5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 1st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 306 passes on 552 attempts against the Denver Broncos defense last season, placing them 2nd and 14th in the National Football League. The Denver pass defense also gave up a total of 2,972 yards through the air, which was 1st overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears were 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 279 last year. They ran 967 plays for 5,704 yards, which ranked them 15th in the NFL in total offense. The Bears averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 6th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 324 1st downs last season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago ran for 1,735 yards as a unit, which ranked 17th in the league. They ran 380 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears were penalized on offense 110 times for 967 yards last year, which had them 13th in the NFL in penalties.
Chicago was 24th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 399. They gave up a total of 5,548 yards on D, which was 15th in the league. The Bears were 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 17th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 342 throws on 530 attempts against the Chicago defense last season, ranking them 9th and 4th in the league. The Chicago Bears pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,598 yards in the air, which was 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 445 attempts for 1,950 yards last season, putting them in 27th place in the NFL against the run. The Bears had 103 penalties for 959 yards on defense last year. That placed them 22nd in the league. They allowed a score on 42% of possessions on defense, which was 31st in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -1
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