Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/16/2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
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The Green Bay Packers head to Soldier Field to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 46.5.
The Packers are 5-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Bears are 9-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-5-0.
Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Green Bay Packers are 5-7-1 against the spread
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 9-4-0 against the spread
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
12/09/18 T Bryan Bulaga Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
12/09/18 T Byron Bell Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
12/09/18 G Lane Taylor Foot is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
12/09/18 S Raven Greene Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
12/06/18 CB Kevin King Hamstring IR
12/06/18 WR Trevor Davis Hamstring IR
11/24/18 LB Nick Perry Knee IR
11/20/18 DL Mike Daniels Foot IR
11/06/18 WR Geronimo Allison Groin IR
09/29/18 DL Muhammad Wilkerson Ankle IR
09/25/18 CB Davon House Knee IR
08/10/18 LB Jake Ryan Knee IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
12/10/18 CB Bryce Callahan Foot is questionable Sunday vs Green Bay
12/09/18 S Deon Bush Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Green Bay
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers are 21st in the National Football League in points scored with 315. They have run 825 plays this year for 4,867 yards, which ranks them 26th in the NFL in total offense. The Packers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 25th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 269 1st downs this season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Green Bay has run for 1,406 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the league. They've run 281 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Packers have been penalized on offense 86 times for 765 yards so far this year, which has them 25th in the NFL in penalties. Aaron Rodgers has passed for 3,700 yards this year. He's completed 307 throws while attempting 495 passes for a completion percentage of 62%. His quarterback rating this season is 99.6. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Green Bay is 26th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 307. They have given up a total of 4,566 yards on D, which is 22nd in the league. The Packers are 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 29th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 271 throws on 431 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense this season, ranking them 21st and 6th in the league. The Green Bay pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,925 yards in the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 359 attempts for 1,641 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the NFL against the run. The Packers have had 74 penalties for 562 yards on defense this year. That places them 6th in the league. They've allowed a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which is 31st in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Green Bay is 29th in the NFL in punt returns with 27. They've totaled 198 punt return yards and are averaging 7.3 yards per return, which is 2nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 24 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 457 yards on special teams, placing them 10th in kick return yardage. The Packers average 20.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 30 yards this season. They are 21st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,816. The Green Bay Packers have tried 31 field goals this season and made 24, which is 32nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 77.4%. Green Bay Packers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 31 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,538 yards on 57 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears have run for 1,579 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 374 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 78 times for 640 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the league in penalties. They are 29th in the NFL in points scored with 359. They have run 832 plays this season for 4,513 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 275 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Mitchell Trubisky averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.4 yards per completion. He has completed 226 passes on 351 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating is 92.1. He has thrown for 2,579 yards this season.
The Bears rush defense has allowed 290 attempts for 1,082 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in the league against the run. Chicago has committed 98 penalties for 899 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28.4% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league. They are 9th in the league in points allowed on defense with 247. They have surrendered a total of 4,029 yards on D, which is 10th in the NFL. The Chicago 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 310 passes on 502 attempts against the Chicago defense this season, placing them 17th and 10th in the National Football League. The Bears pass defense has also given up a total of 2,947 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Chicago Bears have attempted 27 field goals this season and made 21, which is 30th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77.8%. Chicago kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 36 for 38 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,320 yards on 52 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That places them 7th in the NFL in punting average. Chicago is ranked 20th in the league in punt returns with 29. They've accumulated 360 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 3rd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 42 yards. They have returned 18 kicks for 313 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 17.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this year. They are 26th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,355.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bears -4
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