Saints vs Bears Predictions, Picks, Week 7 Odds 10/20/2019
Soldier Field is the venue where Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears will take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The line on this contest has Chicago as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 38.5. The Saints are 5-1-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Bears are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the New Orleans Saints took on the Jacksonville Jaguars and earned the win by a score of 13-6. Latavius Murray led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 44 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Michael Thomas led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 89 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 11.1 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Saints was Teddy Bridgewater who went 24/36 with 240 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The New Orleans Saints rushed the ball a total of 26 times and racked up 104 yards which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per run. For the game, the Saints got 18 first downs and they totaled 3 infractions for 35 yards. In all, they ran 65 plays for 326 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New Orleans gave up 14 completions on 29 throws totaling 151 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. For the game, they allowed 226 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Saints gave up 75 yards on 24 carries which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Guy Bruhn has a free pick against the spread for the contest between the Rams and Falcons.
Saints Now 5-1 After Win
The Saints step onto the field holding a record of 5-1 this season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the NFC South and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yards, they rank 11th among NFC teams and 18th among all NFL teams with 2,068 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Saints currently have a total of 9 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 21 points per game, putting them 18th among all NFL teams. As a team, they are averaging 104 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the conference.
The Saints have one of the top tier defenses in the league, allowing 20.3 points per contest ranking them 6th in the NFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Saints have allowed 1,426 yards. Teams are completing 61.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.6 yards per attempt. They have conceded 8 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs. In terms of rushing yards, New Orleans is allowing 102.8 yards per game which has them at 2nd among NFC South teams and 14th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per carry which has them at 10th in the conference and 17th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 626 rushing yards through 6 games.
In their last game, the Chicago Bears played the Oakland Raiders and took the loss by a score of 24-21. David Montgomery led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 6 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for a total of 25 yards by way of 11 carries which gave him an average of 2.3 yards per run. Allen Robinson II led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 97 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 13.9 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Bears was Chase Daniel who went 22/30 with 231 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks during the game. The Chicago Bears ran the ball 17 times and earned 42 yards which gave them an average of 2.5 yards per attempt. For the game, they totaled 51 plays which gave them a total of 236 yards. On the day, the Bears racked up a total of 15 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 75 yards. In terms of defense, Chicago allowed 25 completions on 32 tries totaling 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.0%. Against the run, the Bears allowed 169 yards on 39 runs which means they had an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 398 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
Bears Drop to 3-2 After Loss
The Bears head into this matchup 3-2. Chicago hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 81 rushing yards per game, which has them at 26th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 403 yards rushing through 5 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 266 yards per game overall putting them 30th among NFL teams and 16th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Bears are ranked 4th among NFC North teams and 27th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 17.4 points per game.
The Bears are conceding 13.8 points per game ranking them 1st in the NFC North and 3rd in the league. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 69 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 83 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the league and 1st among NFC North teams. For the 2019 season, they have conceded 415 yards rushing and 4 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the NFL. They are allowing 229 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bears are currently ranked 4th in the NFC. They have allowed 4 passing touchdowns in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints +3 and under 38.5 total points
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