Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/23/2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Chicago Bears travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40.
The Bears have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
09/17/18 S DeAndre Houston-Carson Forearm is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
09/17/18 RB Tarik Cohen Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
09/04/18 WR Marlon Brown Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 TE Adam Shaheen Ankle IR
08/03/18 TE Zach Miller Knee is out for season
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
09/16/18 OL Andre Smith Elbow is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/16/18 TE Jermaine Gresham Achilles is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/16/18 WR Larry Fitzgerald Hamstring injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/16/18 LB Markus Golden Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/16/18 DT Olsen Pierre Toe is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/03/18 DE Arthur Moats Knee IR
09/03/18 RB D.J. Foster Knee IR
09/03/18 LB Jeremy Cash Knee IR
08/07/18 C A.Q. Shipley ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 29th in the NFL in points scored with 47. They have run 129 plays this season for 565 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Bears average 4.4 yards per play, which is 26th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 225 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 54 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 12 times for 90 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the league in penalties. Mitch Trubisky has thrown for 371 yards this season. He has completed 48 passes on 69 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.6%. His quarterback rating is 80. He averages 5.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 yards per completion.
Chicago is 9th in the league in points allowed on defense with 41. They have surrendered a total of 646 yards on D, which is 10th in the NFL. The Bears are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 13th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 46 passes on 73 attempts against the Chicago Bears defense this season, placing them 17th and 10th in the National Football League. The Chicago pass defense has also given up a total of 503 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 40 attempts for 143 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in the league against the run. The Bears have committed 13 penalties for 109 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29.2% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals have run for 122 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in the league. They've run 30 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 18 times for 114 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the NFL in penalties. They are 25th in the National Football League in points scored with 6. They have run 94 plays this year for 350 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the NFL in total offense. The Cardinals average 3.7 yards per play, which is 30th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Bradford has completed 37 throws while attempting 61 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. He has passed for 243 yards this year. He averages 6.6 yards per completion and 4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 55.6.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 75 attempts for 272 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 112 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 45% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the NFL. Arizona is 19th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 58. They have given up a total of 861 yards on D, which is 6th in the league. The Cardinals are 5th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has allowed 8.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 14th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 45 throws on 62 attempts against the Arizona Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 18th and 25th in the league. The Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 589 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears -4.5
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