Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
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The Chicago Bears travel to Levi's Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.
The Bears have an ATS record of 10-4-0 while their over/under record is 8-6-0. The 49ers have an over/under record of 8-6-0 and they are 5-9-0 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 8-6-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 10-4-0 against the spread
Important San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers are 8-6-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco 49ers are 5-9-0 against the spread
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
12/17/18 S Eddie Jackson Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
12/16/18 LB Aaron Lynch Elbow injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
12/12/18 CB Bryce Callahan Foot IR
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 San Francisco 49ers Injuries
12/18/18 CB Ahkello Witherspoon Knee IR
12/17/18 RB Matt Breida Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
12/16/18 S Jaquiski Tartt Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
12/16/18 CB K'Waun Williams Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
12/10/18 WR Pierre Garcon Knee IR
12/05/18 LS Kyle Nelson Suspension is out for season
12/04/18 LB Dekoda Watson Calf IR
11/28/18 DB Jimmie Ward Forearm IR
11/02/18 RB Raheem Mostert Arm IR
10/22/18 DB Adrian Colbert Ankle IR
09/23/18 QB Jimmy Garoppolo Knee is out for season
09/12/18 LB Brock Coyle Neck IR
09/04/18 RB Jerick McKinnon ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 29th in the NFL in points scored with 383. They have run 890 plays this season for 4,842 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Bears average 5.4 yards per play, which is 26th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 294 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 1,676 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 403 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 82 times for 664 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the league in penalties. Mitchell Trubisky has thrown for 2,814 yards this season. He has completed 246 passes on 379 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating is 94.1. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 11.4 yards per completion.
Chicago is 9th in the league in points allowed on defense with 264. They have surrendered a total of 4,352 yards on D, which is 10th in the NFL. The Bears are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 13th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 335 passes on 544 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 3,182 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 309 attempts for 1,170 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in the league against the run. The Bears have committed 105 penalties for 947 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28.9% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is ranked 20th in the league in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 413 punt return yards and average 13.3 yards per return, which is 3rd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 44 yards. They have returned 21 kicks for 388 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 18.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this year. They are 26th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,815. The Chicago Bears have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 22, which is 30th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78.6%. Chicago Bears kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,497 yards on 56 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That places them 7th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers have run for 1,728 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in the league. They've run 386 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 101 times for 896 yards so far this year, which has them 4th in the NFL in penalties. They are 20th in the National Football League in points scored with 301. They have run 891 plays this year for 5,099 yards, which ranks them 12th in the NFL in total offense. The 49ers average 5.7 yards per play, which is 16th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 307 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Mullens has completed 131 throws while attempting 203 passes for a completion percentage of 64.5%. He has passed for 1,754 yards this year. He averages 13.4 yards per completion and 8.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 96.
The 49ers rush defense has given up 374 attempts for 1,569 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 107 penalties for 924 yards on defense this year. That places them 1st in the league. They've allowed a score on 39.1% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the NFL. San Francisco is 25th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 373. They have given up a total of 4,844 yards on D, which is 24th in the league. The 49ers are 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 26th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 302 throws on 485 attempts against the San Francisco 49ers defense this season, ranking them 19th and 13th in the league. The 49ers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,275 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The San Francisco 49ers have tried 30 field goals this season and made 29, which is 3rd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 96.7%. San Francisco kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 24 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,693 yards on 63 punts, averaging 42.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 28th in the NFL in punting average. San Francisco is 17th in the NFL in punt returns with 31. They've totaled 180 punt return yards and are averaging 5.8 yards per return, which is 13th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 23 yards. They have returned 32 kicks for 872 yards on special teams, placing them 27th in kick return yardage. The 49ers average 27.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 97 yards this season. They are 12th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,504.
Who will win tonight's Bears/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears -4.5
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