Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Week 12 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/22/2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
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The Chicago Bears travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions on Thursday, November 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5.
The Bears have an ATS record of 7-3-0 while their over/under record is 7-3-0. The Lions have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 7-3-0 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
11/20/18 QB Mitchell Trubisky Shoulder is probable Thursday vs Detroit
11/19/18 TE Adam Shaheen Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Detroit
11/18/18 TE Dion Sims Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Detroit
11/04/18 G Kyle Long Foot IR
10/10/18 LB Sam Acho Pectoral IR
09/04/18 WR Marlon Brown Undisclosed IR
08/03/18 TE Zach Miller Knee IR
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
11/19/18 RB Kerryon Johnson Knee is downgraded to out Thursday vs Chicago
11/18/18 DT A'Shawn Robinson Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Chicago
11/18/18 WR Marvin Jones Jr. Knee is questionable Thursday vs Chicago
11/18/18 TE Michael Roberts Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Chicago
11/14/18 G T.J. Lang Neck IR
10/15/18 CB Jamal Agnew Knee IR
09/04/18 S Marcus Cromartie Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 FB Nick Bawden Knee IR
09/04/18 LB Steve Longa Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 29th in the NFL in points scored with 294. They have run 632 plays this season for 3,579 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Bears average 5.7 yards per play, which is 26th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 216 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 1,229 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 292 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 61 times for 517 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the league in penalties. Mitchell Trubisky has thrown for 2,469 yards this season. He has completed 210 passes on 321 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.4%. His quarterback rating is 97.7. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion.
Chicago is 9th in the league in points allowed on defense with 195. They have surrendered a total of 3,144 yards on D, which is 10th in the NFL. The Bears are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has given up 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 13th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 241 passes on 383 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 2,366 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 224 attempts for 778 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in the league against the run. The Bears have committed 72 penalties for 681 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28.8% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is ranked 20th in the league in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 276 punt return yards and average 12.5 yards per return, which is 3rd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 42 yards. They have returned 13 kicks for 252 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 19.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this year. They are 26th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,226. The Chicago Bears have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 16, which is 30th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 76.2%. Chicago Bears kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 30 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,553 yards on 36 punts, averaging 43.1 yards per punt. That places them 7th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 1,004 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the league. They've run 236 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 60 times for 506 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the NFL in penalties. They are 7th in the National Football League in points scored with 222. They have run 640 plays this year for 3,437 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 5.4 yards per play, which is 10th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 213 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford has completed 244 throws while attempting 368 passes for a completion percentage of 66.3%. He has passed for 2,605 yards this year. He averages 10.7 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 93.2.
The Lions rush defense has given up 260 attempts for 1,250 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 57 penalties for 542 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in the league. They've allowed a score on 40.8% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the NFL. Detroit is 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 263. They have given up a total of 3,646 yards on D, which is 27th in the league. The Lions are 25th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has allowed 7.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 22nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 199 throws on 290 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, ranking them 27th and 28th in the league. The Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,396 yards in the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Detroit Lions have tried 22 field goals this season and made 19, which is 13th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 86.4%. Detroit kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,053 yards on 39 punts, averaging 52.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NFL in punting average. Detroit is 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 83 punt return yards and are averaging 6.4 yards per return, which is 1st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 413 yards on special teams, placing them 26th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 24.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 45 yards this season. They are 11th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,119.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears -3
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