Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
Get todays NFL Odds & Lines on this game
The Chicago Bears head to Hard Rock Stadium to play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 43.5.
The Bears are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Dolphins are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0.
Valuable Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
10/09/18 WR Anthony Miller Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Miami
10/07/18 DB Marcus Cooper Sr. Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Miami
10/07/18 CB Prince Amukamara Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Miami
10/01/18 LB Sam Acho Pectoral is out for season
09/04/18 WR Marlon Brown Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 TE Adam Shaheen Ankle IR
08/03/18 TE Zach Miller Knee IR
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
10/09/18 T Laremy Tunsil Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
10/07/18 TE A.J. Derby Foot is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
10/07/18 DE Andre Branch Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
10/07/18 CB Bobby McCain Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
10/07/18 DE Cameron Wake Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
10/07/18 WR DeVante Parker Quad is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
10/03/18 C Daniel Kilgore Arm IR
09/24/18 DE William Hayes Knee is out for season
09/15/18 G Josh Sitton Shoulder IR
09/06/18 TE MarQueis Gray Achilles IR
09/04/18 C Jake Brendel Calf IR
09/04/18 LB Mike Hull Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 111. They have run 256 plays this year for 1,364 yards, which ranks them 30th in the NFL in total offense. The Bears average 5.3 yards per play, which is 26th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 87 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 486 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in the league. They've run 116 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 23 times for 173 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the NFL in penalties. Mitch Trubisky has passed for 945 yards this year. He's completed 91 throws while attempting 130 passes for a completion percentage of 70%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.6. He averages 10.4 yards per completion and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Chicago is 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 65. They have given up a total of 1,178 yards on D, which is 10th in the league. The Bears are 12th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 88 throws on 137 attempts against the Chicago Bears defense this season, ranking them 17th and 10th in the league. The Chicago pass defense has also surrendered a total of 922 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 76 attempts for 256 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. The Bears have had 30 penalties for 251 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in the league. They've allowed a score on 24.4% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is 20th in the NFL in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 141 punt return yards and are averaging 12.8 yards per return, which is 3rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 42 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 60 yards on special teams, placing them 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 20 yards per kick return and have a long of 28 yards this season. They are 26th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,632. The Chicago Bears have tried 10 field goals this season and made 9, which is 30th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 90.0%. Chicago Bears kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 661 yards on 14 punts, averaging 47.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins have run for 480 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the NFL. They've run 114 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 37 times for 309 yards so far this season, which has them 2nd in the league in penalties. They are 28th in the NFL in points scored with 99. They have run 260 plays this season for 1,441 yards, which ranks them 25th in the league in total offense. The Dolphins average 5.5 yards per play, which is 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Tannehill averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.4 yards per completion. He has completed 85 passes on 129 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.9%. His quarterback rating is 92.9. He has thrown for 972 yards this season.
The Dolphins rush defense has allowed 146 attempts for 545 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in the league against the run. Miami has committed 32 penalties for 240 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.1% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the league. They are 29th in the league in points allowed on defense with 117. They have surrendered a total of 1,913 yards on D, which is 16th in the NFL. The Miami Dolphins are ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 7.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 23rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 115 passes on 183 attempts against the Miami defense this season, placing them 16th and 9th in the National Football League. The Dolphins pass defense has also given up a total of 1,368 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Dolphins have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Miami kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,295 yards on 28 punts, averaging 46.3 yards per punt. That places them 19th in the NFL in punting average. Miami is ranked 9th in the league in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 157 punt return yards and average 15.7 yards per return, which is 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 71 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 394 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 32.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 102 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,090.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dolphins +1.5
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