Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins NFL Picks & Predictions 9/23/2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Case Keenum and the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedExField on Monday, September 23, 2019. Washington opens this game as 4.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 42. The Bears are 1-1-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Redskins are 2-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-2-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
09/16/19 DT Bilal Nichols Hand is questionable Monday vs Washington
09/02/19 OL T.J. Clemmings Quad IR
Key Washington Redskins Injuries
09/15/19 QB Colt McCoy Leg is questionable Monday vs Chicago
09/15/19 CB Fabian Moreau Ankle is questionable Monday vs Chicago
09/15/19 DL Jonathan Allen MCL is questionable Monday vs Chicago
09/15/19 TE Jordan Reed Concussion is questionable Monday vs Chicago
09/15/19 CB Quinton Dunbar Knee is questionable Monday vs Chicago
09/15/19 DT Caleb Brantley Foot is questionable Monday vs Chicago
09/13/19 RB Derrius Guice Knee IR
09/03/19 LB Reuben Foster Knee IR
09/03/19 RB Bryce Love ACL PUP
08/08/19 T Trent Williams Holdout is out indefinitely
The last time they played, the Chicago Bears took on the Denver Broncos and earned the win by a score of 16-14. Running the show from under center for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 16/27 with 120 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. David Montgomery led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 62 yards via 18 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per run. Allen Robinson led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 41 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 10.3 yards per catch for the game.
The Bears come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for the 2019 season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the NFC North and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they rank 16th among NFC teams and 30th in the league with 527 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bears have compiled a total of 0 passing TDs and 1 rushing touchdown. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 9.5 points per game, ranking them 31st in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 99.5 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the NFC.
The Bears have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing 12 points per contest putting them 2nd among NFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Bears have allowed 448 yards. Opponents are completing 66.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.1 yards per try. They have allowed 2 passing TDs and 0 rushing TDs. In terms of rushing yards, Chicago is allowing 68.5 yards per game putting them 1st in the NFC North and 6th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3 yards per rush which has them at 3rd in the conference and 6th among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have allowed 199 rushing yards through 2 contests.
The last time they played, the Washington Redskins faced the Dallas Cowboys and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-21. Leading the way at QB for the Redskins was Case Keenum who went 26/37 with 221 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Adrian Peterson led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for 25 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Terry McLaurin was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 62 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 12.4 yards per reception in the game.
The Redskins, who Trevor picked to have under 6.5 wins on the year, come into this matchup with a record of 0-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Redskins have one of the average offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Redskins currently sit at 3rd among NFC East teams and 10th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 24 points per game. Washington is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 37.5 rushing yards per game, ranking them 30th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 75 yards rushing through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Redskins average 326.5 yards per game overall which has them at 25th in the league and 13th in the conference.
The Redskins are conceding 31.5 points per game ranking them 3rd among NFC East teams and 30th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are allowing 287 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Redskins currently sit at 12th among NFC teams. They have allowed 6 passing TDs in 2019. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 63 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are conceding 168 yards per game which puts them at 31st in the league and 4th among NFC East teams. This season, they have given up 336 yards rushing and 2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Redskins NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears -4.5
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