Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears Pick, Odds, Week 14 Prediction 12/5/2019
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago +3
Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears host the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The spread on this matchup has Dallas as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 44. The Cowboys are 6-6-0 ATS and 7-5-0 when betting on the total. The Bears are 4-8-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Dallas Cowboys went up against the Buffalo Bills and were beaten 26-15. Leading the way at QB for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 32/49 with 355 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Ezekiel Elliott paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 30 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 71 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 5.9 yards per run. Amari Cooper was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 85 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 10.6 yards per reception for that game. The Dallas Cowboys ended up running the ball 19 times and added 103 yards earning them an average of 5.4 yards per carry. In the game, the Cowboys got 32 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 66 yards. In the game, they totaled 72 plays which added up to 426 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas gave up 20 catches on 25 attempts totaling 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 80.0%. In the running game, the Cowboys gave up 124 yards on 34 attempts which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they gave up 356 yards but didn't force any takeaways. Another matchup you may want to look into is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Panthers vs Falcons game.
Cowboys Dip to 6-6 After Loss
The Cowboys head into this matchup 6-6 for this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 26 points per contest, which has them at 8th among all NFL teams. As a team, they are averaging 128 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the conference. For total yardage, they rank 1st among NFC teams and 1st among all NFL teams with 5,193 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Cowboys have compiled a total of 23 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has the capability to score points among NFC East teams and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Cowboys have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing 19.7 points per contest putting them 3rd in the NFC. In terms of rushing yards, Dallas is allowing 106.4 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the NFC East and 16th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush putting them 7th among NFC teams and 12th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 1,531 rushing yards through 12 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Cowboys have allowed 2,582 yards. Opponents are completing 64.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.9 yards per attempt. They have allowed 14 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns.
In their last contest, the Chicago Bears played the Detroit Lions and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-20. David Montgomery paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 75 yards by way of 16 carries which gave him an average of 4.7 yards per tote. Anthony Miller led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 140 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 15.6 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 29/38 with 338 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He threw 1 interception in the game. The Chicago Bears ran the ball a total of 23 times and earned a total of 88 yards earning them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 62 plays which added up to 419 yards. On the day, the Bears earned a total of 22 1st downs and they had 10 penalties for 76 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago allowed 22 completions on 38 attempts totaling 259 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. For the game, they gave up 364 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Bears allowed 105 yards on 27 runs which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per carry allowed. Josh Schonwald has a free pick for the contest between the Ravens and Bills.
Bears Improve Their Mark to 6-6 After Win
The Bears head into this game 6-6. Chicago needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 79 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 28th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 952 yards rushing through 12 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Bears average 282 yards per contest overall which has them at 29th in the NFL and 15th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Bears are currently ranked 4th among NFC North teams and 27th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 17.7 points per contest.
The Bears are giving up 17.3 points per contest ranking them 1st in the NFC North and 4th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the league. They are allowing 222 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bears are currently ranked 3rd in the conference. They have conceded 13 passing touchdowns this season. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 208 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 98 yards per contest which puts them at 7th in the NFL and 1st among NFC North teams. For 2019, they have given up a total of 1,170 yards rushing and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys -3
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