Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions Pick, Odds, Week 13 Prediction 11/28/2019
Game: Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -1
Ford Field is the site where Jeff Driskel and the Detroit Lions will take on the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Detroit opens this game as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 41. The Bears are 5-6-0 ATS and 3-8-0 when betting on the total. The Lions are 7-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-7-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Chicago Bears played the New York Giants and won by a score of 19-14. Leading the way at QB for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 25/41 with 278 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 2 interceptions in the game. Tarik Cohen led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 25 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he was running for 4.2 yards per carry. Allen Robinson II led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 131 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 21.8 yards per reception during the game. The Chicago Bears rushed the ball a total of 26 times and earned 65 yards which had them averaging 2.5 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Bears earned 20 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 53 yards. In the game, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 335 yards. In terms of defense, Chicago conceded 21 completions on 36 tries for a total of 134 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. Against the run, the Bears conceded 109 yards on 21 runs which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed 243 yards and earned 1 turnover. Another matchup you may want to look into is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Bills vs Cowboys game.
Bears Better their mark to 5-6 After Win
The Bears come into this game with a record of 5-6 for the 2019 season. They are a low scoring offensive team among NFC North teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they rank 15th in the NFC and 29th in the NFL with 2,962 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bears currently have a total of 13 passing TDs and 6 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 17 points per contest, putting them 28th in the NFL. As a unit, they have an average of 79 rushing yards per game which is 15th among NFC teams.
The Bears have one of the top tier defenses in the league, allowing 17.1 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the NFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Bears have conceded 2,407 yards. Teams are completing 66.0% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.7 yards per try. They have allowed 11 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs. In discussing rushing yards, Chicago is allowing 96.8 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the division and 7th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per carry which has them at 2nd among NFC teams and 3rd in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 864 rushing yards through 11 contests.
In their last game, the Detroit Lions played the Washington Redskins and took the defeat by a score of 19-16. Bo Scarbrough led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 98 yards by way of 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Kenny Golladay was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 61 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 15.3 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Lions was Jeff Driskel who went 20/33 with 207 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He threw 3 interceptions on the day. The Detroit Lions ended up running the ball 32 times and racked up a total of 175 yards which had them averaging 5.5 yards per run. Overall, the Lions earned 21 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 65 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 71 plays for 364 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Detroit allowed 13 completions on 30 tries totaling 144 yards, and a completion percentage of 43.0%. Overall, they gave up 230 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Lions allowed 86 yards on 24 runs which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per attempt allowed. Josh Schonwald has a free pick for the contest between the Saints and Falcons.
Lions Go to 3-7-1 After Loss
The Lions step onto the field holding a record of 3-7-1. Detroit needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 106 rushing yards per game, ranking them 18th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,162 yards rushing through 11 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 Lions average 378 yards per contest overall ranking them 9th among NFL teams and 6th in the NFC. When looking at their ability to score points, the Lions sit in 2nd in the NFC North and 11th out of all the teams in the league averaging 23.6 points per game.
The Lions are conceding 26.5 points per contest which puts them at 4th among NFC North teams and 25th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are giving up 275 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Lions are ranked 14th among NFC teams. They have conceded 22 passing touchdowns for this season. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 291 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are conceding 121 yards per game which puts them at 24th among NFL teams and 3rd in the NFC North. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,328 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears +1
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