Chargers vs Bears Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Soldier Field is the venue where Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears will play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Chicago opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 40.5. The Chargers are 2-5-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Bears are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Los Angeles Chargers played the Tennessee Titans and were defeated 23-20. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chargers was Philip Rivers who went 24/38 with 329 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Melvin Gordon paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 6 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 32 yards on 16 carries which had him averaging 2.0 yards per run. Austin Ekeler led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 118 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 16.9 yards per reception for that game. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up running the ball 21 times and racked up 39 yards which had them averaging 1.9 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Chargers earned a total of 24 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 29 yards. On the day, they ran 60 plays for a total of 365 yards. When discussing the defense, Los Angeles conceded 24 catches on 30 attempts totaling 306 yards, and a completion percentage of 80.0%. On the ground, the Chargers conceded 97 yards on 29 attempts which is an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 403 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Josh Schonwald has a free NFL pick ATS for the contest between the Eagles and Bills.
Chargers End Up at 2-5 After Loss
The Chargers head into this game 2-5 in 2019. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC West and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they rank 6th in the AFC and 11th among all NFL teams with 2,574 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Chargers have compiled a total of 11 passing TDs and 3 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 20 points per contest, ranking them 24th among all NFL teams. As a team, they are averaging 74 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the AFC.
The Chargers have one of the best defenses in the league, giving up 20.1 points per contest putting them 5th among AFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chargers have allowed 1,513 yards. Opponents are completing 74.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt. They have allowed 12 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs. In discussing yards rushing, Los Angeles is giving up 117.1 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the AFC West and 22nd in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per carry ranking them 9th in the conference and 16th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 520 rushing yards through 7 contests.
In their last game, the Chicago Bears played the New Orleans Saints and were beaten 36-25. Leading the way at QB for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 34/54 with 251 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Tarik Cohen led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 9 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 10 yards on 3 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Allen Robinson II led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 87 yards on 10 catches. He notched an average of 8.7 yards per catch for that contest. The Chicago Bears ended up running the ball 7 times and generated 17 yards which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per run. For the game, the Bears racked up 16 1st downs and they totaled 3 infractions for 10 yards. In the game, they ran 63 plays which gave them a total of 252 yards. When discussing the defense, Chicago conceded 23 completions on 38 tries totaling 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. Against the run, the Bears conceded 151 yards on 35 tries which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 424 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
Bears Fall to 3-3 After Loss
The Bears head into this game 3-3. Chicago hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 70 yards on the ground per game, putting them 28th in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 420 yards rushing through 6 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 264 yards per game overall which has them at 30th in the league and 16th in the NFC. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bears are currently ranked 4th in the division and 26th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 18.7 points per game.
The Bears are allowing 17.5 points per contest which puts them at 1st among NFC North teams and 5th in the NFL. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 105 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 94 yards per game ranking them 12th in the league and 2nd in the division. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 566 yards rushing and 6 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the league. They are conceding 237 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bears are currently ranked 6th in the conference. They have allowed 6 passing touchdowns this year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bears -5.5 and over 40.5 total points
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