Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears Picks, Odds, Week 16 Predictions 12/22/2019
Game: Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago +4
Soldier Field is the site where Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears will take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The odds on this contest have Kansas City as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 45. The Chiefs are 10-4-0 ATS and 7-7-0 when betting on the total. The Bears are 5-9-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-7-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Kansas City Chiefs faced the Denver Broncos and earned the win by a score of 23-3. Darwin Thompson paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 38 yards by way of 8 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Travis Kelce was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 142 yards on 11 receptions. He had an average of 12.9 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Chiefs was Patrick Mahomes who went 27/34 with 340 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. The Kansas City Chiefs ended up rushing 25 times and racked up a total of 92 yards earning them an average of 3.7 yards per carry. On the day, the Chiefs earned 27 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 45 yards. For the game, they totaled 62 plays which gave them a total of 419 yards. In terms of defense, Kansas City conceded 18 completions on 40 attempts for a total of 199 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. On the ground, the Chiefs conceded 52 yards on 15 carries which is an average of 3.5 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they gave up 251 yards and forced 1 turnover. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick ATS from Tony Sink on the Packers vs Vikings game.
The Chiefs head into this matchup 10-4 in 2019. They are one of the dangerous teams in the division and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yardage, they currently sit at 2nd in the AFC and 5th in the league with 5,381 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Chiefs have compiled a total of 27 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing TDs. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 28 points per game, putting them 4th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 93 yards on the ground per contest which is 12th in the AFC.
The Chiefs have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing 20.3 points per game putting them 6th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Chiefs have allowed 3,152 yards. Opponents are completing 60.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try. They have conceded 19 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing TDs. When it comes to yards rushing, Kansas City is giving up 131.6 yards per game putting them 4th among AFC West teams and 26th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per carry putting them 15th in the conference and 30th in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,301 yards rushing through 14 contests.
In their last outing, the Chicago Bears faced the Green Bay Packers and lost 21-13. Running the show from under center for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 29/53 with 334 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 2 interceptions in the game. David Montgomery paced the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 39 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 2.8 yards per run. Allen Robinson II was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 125 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 17.9 yards per catch during the game. The Chicago Bears ran the ball 27 times and racked up a total of 96 yards giving them an average of 3.6 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 83 plays which gave them a total of 415 yards. On the day, the Bears racked up 20 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 35 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago allowed 16 catches on 33 attempts for a total of 192 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. Against the run, the Bears allowed 100 yards on 24 carries which is an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 292 yards but didn't force any takeaways. Tony Sink has a NFL prediction for the contest between the Jaguars and Falcons.
The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 7-7. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Bears have one of the most lackluster offenses in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bears sit in 4th among NFC North teams and 26th out of all the teams in the league averaging 18.3 points per contest. Chicago needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 86 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 29th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,199 rushing yards through 14 games, 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 298 yards per contest overall which has them at 28th in the league and 15th in the conference.
The Bears are conceding 18.1 points per game which puts them at 1st in the NFC North and 3rd in the NFL. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 253 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 97 yards per game which puts them at 6th in the league and 1st among NFC North teams. In 2019, they have conceded 1,352 yards on the ground and 14 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units among NFL teams. They are allowing 227 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bears are currently ranked 5th among NFC teams. They have conceded 15 passing touchdowns for this season.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -4
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