Lions vs Bears Picks, Predictions, Week 10 Odds 11/10/2019
Soldier Field is the site where Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears will take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Detroit opens this game as 3.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 44. The Lions are 3-4-1 ATS and 6-2-0 when betting on the total. The Bears are 3-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Detroit Lions went up against the Oakland Raiders and lost 31-24. J.D. McKissic paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 32 yards via 4 carries which meant he was running for 8.0 yards per run. Kenny Golladay was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 132 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 33.0 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Lions was Matthew Stafford who went 26/41 with 406 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Detroit Lions rushed the ball a total of 20 times and added 90 yards giving them an average of 4.5 yards per run. In all, they ran 63 plays for 473 yards. In the game, the Lions earned a total of 26 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 35 yards. When discussing the defense, Detroit allowed 20 completions on 31 attempts totaling 279 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. Against the run, the Lions allowed 171 yards on 36 carries which means they had an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 450 yards but didn't get any takeaways. Another game you may want to bet on is the free pick from Tony Sink on the Chargers vs Raiders contest.
Lions Worsen Their Record to 3-4-1 After Loss
The Lions head into this game 3-4-1 for the 2019 season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 26 points per game, ranking them 12th in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 96 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the NFC North. For total yards, they currently sit at 5th in the conference and 11th in the NFL with 3,130 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Lions currently have a total of 19 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the NFC North and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Lions have one of the average defenses in the NFL, allowing 27.1 points per game which has them at 12th in the NFC. When talking about yards on the ground, Detroit is allowing 135.8 yards per contest ranking them 4th among NFC North teams and 27th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per rush ranking them 12th among NFC teams and 24th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 768 yards rushing through 8 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Lions have conceded 2,307 yards. Opponents are completing 60.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt. They have allowed 16 passing TDs and 9 rushing TDs.
In their last outing, the Chicago Bears played the Philadelphia Eagles and took the defeat by a score of 22-14. David Montgomery paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in the game. He scurried for 40 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 2.9 yards per carry. Taylor Gabriel was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 69 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 23.0 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 10/21 with 125 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. Check out some expert advice on NFL wagering for prop betting. The Chicago Bears ended up running the ball 18 times and earned a total of 62 yards earning them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Bears racked up a total of 10 first downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 70 yards. Overall, they ran 42 plays for a total of 164 yards. In terms of defense, Chicago allowed 26 completions on 39 attempts totaling 227 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. On the day, they conceded 373 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. On the ground, the Bears allowed 146 yards on 35 tries which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed.
Bears Dip to 3-5 After Loss
The Bears head into this game 3-5. In discussing the offensive production, the Bears leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bears currently sit at 4th in the NFC North and 27th out of all the teams in the league averaging 17.8 points per contest. Chicago hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 81 rushing yards per game, putting them 27th in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 644 rushing yards through 8 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 267 yards per contest overall which has them at 29th among NFL teams and 15th among NFC teams.
The Bears are giving up 18.0 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the NFC North and 6th in the league. In discussing points given up, they have given up 144 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 94 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the league and 1st in the NFC North. This season, they have allowed 748 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the NFL. They are giving up 230 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bears are ranked 6th in the conference. They have conceded 8 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears -3.5
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