Chicago Bears vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 9/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Chicago Bears vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -2.5
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons play the Chicago Bears at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Chicago opens this contest as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 44.5.
The Chicago Bears head into this matchup 2-0 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the New York Giants and won by a score of 17-13. Running the show from under center for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 18/28 with 190 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks in the game. David Montgomery paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 23 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 82 yards by way of 16 carries which gave him an average of 5.1 yards per tote. Montgomery was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 45 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per catch in the game. The Chicago Bears ended up running the ball 32 times and generated 135 yards giving them an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they finished with a total of 64 plays for 304 yards. In the game, the Bears had a total of 18 first downs and they had 5 infractions for 48 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Chicago allowed 25 completions on 40 throws totaling 220 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the ground, the Bears allowed 75 yards on 18 tries which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 295 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
Regarding scoring points, the Chicago Bears hold an average of 22.0 points per game. As a team they're averaging 142.0 yards on the ground ranking them 10th in the National Football League. The Bears have earned 667 yards in total for this campaign. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Chicago has amassed 5 touchdowns via the pass but no rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yardage, the Bears are giving up 508 yards which ranks them 19th in the league. In total, they have given up 360.5 yards per game which has them ranked 16th in the NFL. The Bears are ranked 3rd in the NFL regarding team defense, allowing 18 points per contest. They are allowing 4.5 yards per run and 106.5 rushing yards per contest this year. During their 2 games, they have conceded 254 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.8%. During the season, they have conceded 213 rushing yards through 2 games.
The Falcons come into this matchup with a record of 0-2 this season. The last time they took the field they played the Dallas Cowboys and ended up taking the loss by a score of 40-39. Todd Gurley II led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 61 yards on 21 carries which gave him an average of 2.9 yards per carry. Calvin Ridley led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 109 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 15.6 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Falcons was Matt Ryan who went 24/36 with 273 yards passing and completed 4 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Atlanta Falcons ran the ball 34 times and racked up 113 yards which earned them an average of 3.3 yards per attempt. On the day, the Falcons got 22 1st downs and they had 8 infractions for 51 yards. In the game, they totaled 72 plays for a total of 380 yards. When discussing the defense, Atlanta gave up 34 completions on 49 throws totaling 445 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 570 yards and earned 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Falcons gave up 125 yards on 31 tries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Falcons are ranked 5th in football with 32 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Falcons have thrown for 701 passing yards as well as holding an average of 350.5 passing yards per contest, putting them at 2nd out of all NFL teams. They average 92.5 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 185 yards for the season. The Atlanta Falcons maintain an average of 443 yards/outing which has them sitting 4th in the league. In terms of passing yardage, the Falcons have given up 744 yards which puts them in 31st in football. During the season, they have surrendered 476.5 yards per game which puts them 31st in the NFL. The Falcons are sitting in 32nd in the National Football League in relation to the opposition scoring, giving up 39.0 points per game. the opposition is running for 4.1 yards per rush on the ground and 104.5 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 2 games played this season, they have given up 372.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 77.4%. For the year, they have given up 209 rushing yards through 2 contests.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -2.5
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