Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears NFL Picks & Predictions 9/5/2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
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The Green Bay Packers travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The Packers had an ATS record of 6-9-1 last season while their over/under record was 8-8-0. The Bears had an over/under record of 8-9-0 and they were 12-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Green Bay Packers were 6-9-1 against the spread last year
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears were 8-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Chicago Bears were 12-5-0 against the spread last year
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
08/23/19 WR Equanimeous St. Brown Ankle is out indefinitely
08/16/19 LB Oren Burks Pectoral IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers were 21st in the NFL in points scored with 376 last season. They ran 1,026 plays last year for 5,905 yards, which ranked them 26th in the league in total offense. The Packers averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 25th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 332 1st downs last year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Green Bay ran for 1,667 yards as a team, which ranked 17th in the NFL. They ran 333 times last year, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers were penalized on offense 108 times for 937 yards last season, which had them 25th in the league in penalties. Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,442 yards last season. He completed 372 passes on 597 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating last year was 97.6. He averaged 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 11.9 yards per completion.
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Green Bay was 26th in the league in points allowed on defense with 400 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,670 yards on D, which was 22nd in the NFL. The Packers were ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense gave up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 29th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 336 passes on 527 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense last season, placing them 21st and 6th in the National Football League. The Green Bay pass defense also gave up a total of 3,752 yards through the air, which was 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 446 attempts for 1,918 yards last year, putting them in 17th place in the league against the run. The Packers committed 97 penalties for 792 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 6th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 37.9% of possessions on defense, which was 31st in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Green Bay was ranked 29th in the league in punt returns last season with 30. They accumulated 198 punt return yards and averaged 6.6 yards per return, which was 2nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 24 yards. They returned 30 kicks for 644 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Packers averaged 21.5 yards per kick return and had a long of 38 yards last year. They were 21st in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,138. The Green Bay Packers attempted 37 field goals last season and made 30, which was 32nd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 81.1%. Green Bay Packers kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 34 for 36 last year. Their punters totaled 3,176 yards on 72 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That placed them 20th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears ran for 1,938 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 16th in the league. They ran 468 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears were penalized on offense 97 times for 796 yards last season, which had them 8th in the NFL in penalties. They were 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 421. They ran 1,013 plays last year for 5,502 yards, which ranked them 30th in the NFL in total offense. The Bears averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 26th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 331 1st downs last season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Mitchell Trubisky completed 289 throws while attempting 434 passes for a completion percentage of 66.6% last year. He passed for 3,223 yards. He averaged 11.2 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 95.4.
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The Bears rush defense gave up 339 attempts for 1,280 yards last season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. They had 114 penalties for 1,022 yards on defense last year. That placed them 17th in the league. They allowed a score on 28.6% of possessions on defense, which was 13th in the NFL. Chicago was 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 283. They gave up a total of 4,795 yards on D, which was 10th in the league. The Bears were 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense allowed 5.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 377 throws on 615 attempts against the Chicago defense last season, ranking them 17th and 10th in the league. The Chicago Bears pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,515 yards in the air, which was 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Chicago Bears tried 30 field goals last season and made 23, which was 30th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 76.7%. Chicago kickers made 93% of their extra points, going 42 for 45 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,792 yards on 63 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That ranked them 7th in the NFL in punting average. Chicago was 20th in the NFL in punt returns with 33 last year. They totaled 411 punt return yards and averaged 12.5 yards per return, which was 3rd in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 44 yards. They returned 23 kicks for 440 yards on special teams, placing them 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears averaged 19.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 31 yards last season. They were 26th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,536.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Packers +4
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