Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos NFL Picks & Predictions 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Broncos Stadium at Mile High
Joe Flacco and the Denver Broncos play the Chicago Bears at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Chicago as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 41.5. The Bears are 0-1-0 ATS and 0-1-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 0-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Chicago Bears took on the Green Bay Packers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 10-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 26/45 with 228 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Mike Davis paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 19 yards on 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Allen Robinson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 102 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 14.6 yards per reception in the game.
The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 for this 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 yardage, they rank 14th in the NFC and 28th in the NFL with 254 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Bears currently have a total of 0 passing TDs and 0 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 3 points per game, which has them at 32nd in the NFL. As a unit, they have an average of 46 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the conference.
The Bears have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing 10 points per game which has them at 2nd in the NFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bears have allowed 166 yards. Teams are completing 60.0% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.7 yards per try. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown and 0 rushing TDs. In discussing yards rushing, Chicago is allowing 47 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the division and 6th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.1 yards per rush ranking them 1st in the NFC and 2nd among NFL teams overall. In total, they have conceded 46 yards rushing through 1 contest.
In their last game, the Denver Broncos played the Oakland Raiders and lost 24-16. Royce Freeman led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 26 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 56 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 5.6 yards per carry. Courtland Sutton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 120 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 17.1 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Joe Flacco who went 21/31 with 268 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Broncos head into this game 0-1. Denver is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 95 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 21st in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 95 rushing yards through 1 contest, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Broncos average 344 yards per game overall ranking them 21st in the league and 12th among AFC teams. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Broncos sit in 4th among AFC West teams and 26th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 16 points per contest.
The Broncos are allowing 24 points per game which puts them at 3rd among AFC West teams and 15th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the NFL. They are giving up 259 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Broncos sit in 9th among AFC teams. They have allowed 1 passing TD for this season. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 24 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 98 yards per game which puts them at 13th in the league and 3rd among AFC West teams. This season, they have allowed 98 yards on the ground and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears -1
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