Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Picks, Odds, Week 15 Predictions 12/15/2019
Game: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay -7
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The spread on this matchup has Green Bay as 7-point favorites. The over/under opens at 41. The Bears are 7-6-0 ATS and 5-8-0 when betting on the total. The Packers are 6-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 10-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Chicago Bears went up against the Dallas Cowboys and ended up getting the win by a score of 31-24. David Montgomery paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 20 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 86 yards via 20 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per run. J.P. Holtz led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 56 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 18.7 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 23/31 with 244 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He threw 1 pick during the game. The Chicago Bears rushed the ball a total of 34 times and earned 151 yards which had them averaging 4.4 yards per carry. In the game, the Bears totaled 24 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 30 yards. In all, they ran 67 plays for a total of 382 yards. When discussing the defense, Chicago allowed 27 catches on 49 throws for a total of 326 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. On the ground, the Bears allowed 82 yards on 22 carries which is an average of 3.7 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 408 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Broncos vs Chiefs game.
The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 7-6 for this year. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 19 points per game, ranking them 26th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they are averaging 85 rushing yards per contest which is 15th in the NFC. For total yards, they sit in 15th in the conference and 29th among all NFL teams with 3,763 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bears currently have a total of 19 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing TDs. 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.
The Bears have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 17.8 points per game which has them at 2nd among NFC teams. In discussing rushing yards, Chicago is allowing 96.3 yards per contest which has them at 1st among NFC North teams and 7th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush ranking them 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,103 yards rushing through 13 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Bears have allowed 2,992 yards. Opponents are completing 64.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.8 yards per attempt. They have allowed 14 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing TDs.
The last time they took the field, the Green Bay Packers played the Washington Redskins and won 20-15. Aaron Jones paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 42 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He ran for 134 yards by way of 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.4 yards per tote. Aaron Jones led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 58 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 9.7 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Packers was Aaron Rodgers who went 18/28 with 195 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. The Green Bay Packers ran the football 28 times and racked up a total of 174 yards which earned them an average of 6.2 yards per run. In all, they ran 60 plays for a total of 341 yards. For the contest, the Packers got 18 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 34 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Green Bay allowed 16 completions on 27 tries totaling 141 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. For the game, they allowed 262 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Packers allowed 121 yards on 28 tries which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Tony Sink has a pick for the contest between the Dolphins and Giants.
The Packers head into this matchup 10-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Packers have one of the middle tier offenses in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Packers sit in 2nd in the division and 13th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 23.8 points per game. Green Bay hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 107 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 17th in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,391 rushing yards through 13 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Packers average 340 yards per game overall ranking them 23rd in the league and 12th in the conference.
The Packers are giving up 20.8 points per contest which puts them at 3rd among NFC North teams and 13th in the league. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 270 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 123 yards per game ranking them 25th among NFL teams and 4th in the division. For the 2019 season, they have conceded a total of 1,597 yards rushing and 14 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the league. They are allowing 245 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Packers are ranked 10th in the NFC. They have conceded 16 passing touchdowns for this season.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +7
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