Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Week 4 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/30/2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Get todays NFL Odds & Lines on this game
The Chicago Bears host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48.5.
The Bears have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread. The Buccaneers have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-0-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
09/25/18 DT Beau Allen Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/25/18 QB Jameis Winston Suspension Served is available Sunday vs Chicago
09/25/18 WR Justin Watson Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/25/18 DT Vita Vea Calf is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/25/18 RB Ronald Jones II Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/12/18 CB Vernon Hargreaves Shoulder IR
09/06/18 LB Kendell Beckwith Ankle is out indefinitely
09/04/18 LB Devante Bond Foot IR
09/04/18 DT Mitch Unrein Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Riley Bullough Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Sergio Bailey Ankle IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
09/25/18 WR Anthony Miller Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Tampa Bay
09/23/18 S DeAndre Houston-Carson Forearm is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
09/23/18 DB Marcus Cooper Sr. Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
09/23/18 CB Prince Amukamara Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
09/04/18 WR Marlon Brown Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 TE Adam Shaheen Ankle IR
08/03/18 TE Zach Miller Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have run for 218 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They've run 73 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 20 times for 194 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. They are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 102. They have run 189 plays this season for 1,420 yards, which ranks them 9th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers average 7.5 yards per play, which is 8th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Fitzpatrick averages 11.1 yards per pass attempt and 15.8 yards per completion. He has completed 78 passes on 111 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.3%. His quarterback rating is 124.8. He has thrown for 1,230 yards this season.
The Buccaneers rush defense has allowed 59 attempts for 212 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. Tampa Bay has committed 27 penalties for 287 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36.1% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the league. They are 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 91. They have surrendered a total of 1,300 yards on D, which is 32nd in the NFL. The Buccaneers are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Their pass defense has given up 7.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 102 passes on 131 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, placing them 32nd and 14th in the National Football League. The Tampa Bay pass defense has also given up a total of 1,088 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 63. They have run 198 plays this year for 881 yards, which ranks them 30th in the NFL in total offense. The Bears average 4.4 yards per play, which is 26th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 59 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 347 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in the league. They've run 85 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 19 times for 135 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the NFL in penalties. Mitch Trubisky has passed for 591 yards this year. He's completed 72 throws while attempting 104 passes for a completion percentage of 69.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 77.8. He averages 8.2 yards per completion and 5.7 yards per pass attempt.
Chicago is 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 55. They have given up a total of 867 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 63 throws on 99 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 671 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 58 attempts for 196 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. The Chicago Bears have had 19 penalties for 152 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in the league. They've allowed a score on 25.7% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +1.5
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