Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 10/18/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Carolina +2.5
Bank of America Stadium is the venue where Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers (3-2) will play the Chicago Bears (4-1) on Sunday. Carolina opens this contest as 2.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 43.5.
The Chicago Bears head into this matchup 4-1 for this season. In their last game they played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won 20-19. Nick Foles went 30/42 with 243 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick on the day. David Montgomery led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 7 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 29 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 2.9 yards per tote. Allen Robinson II was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 90 yards on 10 receptions. He averaged 9.0 yards per reception for that game. The Chicago Bears ran the ball a total of 14 times and earned a total of 35 yards which gave them an average of 2.5 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 59 plays for 243 yards. In the game, the Bears earned a total of 18 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 66 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Chicago conceded 25 completions on 41 attempts for a total of 233 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. Against the run, the Bears conceded 106 yards on 20 carries which is an average of 5.3 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 339 yards and earned 1 turnover.
In terms of scoring points, the Chicago Bears hold an average of 21.0 points per game. As a team they have an average of 95.4 yards in the run game ranking them 27th in the NFL. The Bears have attained 1,616 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, Chicago has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. Concerning passing yardage, the Bears have conceded 1,154 yards which has them ranked 17th in the NFL. For the season, they are giving up 344.0 yards/outing putting them 9th in the NFL. The Bears are ranked 4th in the NFL regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 20.0 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 113.2 rushing yards per contest for the year. During their 5 games played this year, they have conceded 230.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 57.4%. During the season, they have conceded 566 running yards through 5 games.
The Panthers come into this game with a record of 3-2 for this year. In their last game they played the Atlanta Falcons and notched a win by a score of 23-16. Mike Davis led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 89 yards on 16 carries which meant he was running for 5.6 yards per carry. Robby Anderson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 112 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 14.0 yards per catch for that game. Teddy Bridgewater went 27/37 with 313 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Carolina Panthers ran the ball a total of 27 times and generated 124 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per carry. In the game, the Panthers got 24 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 25 yards. In the game, they ran 64 plays for 437 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Carolina conceded 21 completions on 37 attempts for a total of 203 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. For the game, they allowed 369 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Panthers conceded 166 yards on 25 tries which is an average of 6.6 yards per carry allowed.
For the year to this point, the Panthers have racked up 1,409 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 281.8 passing yards per outing, which ranks 5th in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers maintain an average of 399.6 yards/outing which is good for 6th in football. They maintain an average of 117.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 589 yards in total. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Panthers are sitting 20th out of all teams in football with 24.4 PPG. When talking about passing yards, the Panthers have conceded 1,111 yards which has them sitting in 10th in the league. During this campaign, they are granting 355.6 yards/game which has them ranked 14th in the NFL. The Panthers are ranked 12th in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 23.6 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.4 yards per rush and 133.4 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this year. Over the course of their 5 games, they have conceded 222.2 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 68.7%. During this campaign, they have allowed 667 yards on the ground through 5 games.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears -2.5
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