New England Patriots at Chicago Bears Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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The Chicago Bears host the New England Patriots at Soldier Field on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has New England as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.
The Bears have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread. The Patriots have an ATS record of 3-3-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0.
Valuable New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key New England Patriots Injuries
10/14/18 DL Geneo Grissom Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
10/14/18 OL Marcus Cannon Head left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/26/18 LB Ja'Whaun Bentley Undisclosed IR
09/26/18 RB Rex Burkhead Neck IR
09/12/18 RB Jeremy Hill Knee IR
09/07/18 DB Duke Dawson Hamstring IR
09/04/18 WR Braxton Berrios Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Christian Sam Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 T Isaiah Wynn Achilles IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Izzo Ankle IR
09/04/18 OL Ulrick John Foot IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
10/14/18 DB Marcus Cooper Sr. Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs New England
10/14/18 CB Prince Amukamara Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs New England
10/10/18 LB Sam Acho Pectoral IR
09/04/18 WR Marlon Brown Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 TE Adam Shaheen Ankle IR
08/03/18 TE Zach Miller Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots have run for 738 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the NFL. They've run 175 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 26 times for 206 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. They are 2nd in the NFL in points scored with 176. They have run 397 plays this season for 2,287 yards, which ranks them 1st in the league in total offense. The Patriots average 5.8 yards per play, which is 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 136 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion. He has completed 145 passes on 214 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.8%. His quarterback rating is 98.2. He has thrown for 1,599 yards this season.
The Patriots rush defense has allowed 147 attempts for 664 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. New England has committed 38 penalties for 367 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39.4% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the league. They are 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 148. They have surrendered a total of 2,276 yards on D, which is 29th in the NFL. The Patriots are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 20th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 149 passes on 235 attempts against the New England Patriots defense this season, placing them 28th and 30th in the National Football League. The New England pass defense has also given up a total of 1,612 yards through the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 12, which is 4th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92.3%. New England Patriots kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 993 yards on 21 punts, averaging 47.3 yards per punt. That places them 27th in the NFL in punting average. New England is ranked 18th in the league in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 65 punt return yards and average 8.1 yards per return, which is 17th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 24 yards. They have returned 10 kicks for 253 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 25.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 45 yards this year. They are 4th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,655.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 139. They have run 320 plays this year for 1,831 yards, which ranks them 30th in the NFL in total offense. The Bears average 5.7 yards per play, which is 26th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 650 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in the league. They've run 147 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 29 times for 231 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the NFL in penalties. Mitch Trubisky has passed for 1,261 yards this year. He's completed 113 throws while attempting 161 passes for a completion percentage of 70.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 105.6. He averages 11.2 yards per completion and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Chicago is 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 96. They have given up a total of 1,719 yards on D, which is 10th in the league. The Bears are 12th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 116 throws on 181 attempts against the Chicago defense this season, ranking them 17th and 10th in the league. The Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,302 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 107 attempts for 417 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. The Chicago Bears have had 37 penalties for 318 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.3% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is 20th in the NFL in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 146 punt return yards and are averaging 12.2 yards per return, which is 3rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 42 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 76 yards on special teams, placing them 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 19 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 2,133. The Chicago Bears have tried 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 30th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 81.8%. Chicago kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 740 yards on 16 punts, averaging 46.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Patriots -3
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