Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 9/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit +1
Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears are headed to Ford Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Detroit Lions. Detroit opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The total opens at 44.5.
The Bears ended the year with an 8-8 mark. The Bears earned 4,749 total yards over last course of last year. As a unit they averaged 91.1 yards in the run game, which had them sitting 27th in the NFL. In discussing distribution of touchdowns, Chicago earned 20 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring points, the Chicago Bears were sitting at 17.5 PPG. The Bears sat in 4th in the National Football League in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 18.6 PPG. They allowed 3.9 yards per rush on the ground and 102.0 rushing yards per contest last season. Over the course of last season, they allowed 1,632 yards via the running game 16 outings. In terms of yards via the pass, the Bears conceded 3,554 yards which had them sitting in 9th in the National Football League. They surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 16 touchdowns on the ground. In total, they allowed 324.1 yards per outing putting them at 8th in the league.
In 41 games in his career, Trubisky has been successful on 811 of 1,280 tries for a total of 8,554 yards. He averages 208.6 passing yards per game with a 83.0 QB rating. Trubisky has passed for 48 TD's compared to 29 picks and the longest pass of his career went for 53 yards. He's lost a total of 573 yds while being the victim of a quarterback sack 93 times. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 3.8% and his interception rate is 2.3%. So far in his career, Allen Robinson has 33 TDs and has a long reception of 90 yards. His catches per contest and yards per outing average are 4.9 and 66.0 yards. He has earned a total of 4,749 yards and has an average of 13.4 yards per catch. His percentage of caught passes is 56.2% and he has that by pulling in 355 out of the 632 throws that went in his direction. Allen Robinson has stepped onto the field in 72 contests during his career.
The Lions ended the season having a 3-12 mark. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Lions had a ranking of 18th in the league maintaining an average of 21.3 PPG. Last year, the Lions compiled 3,900 yards through the air as well as averaging 243.8 throwing yards per game, which had them sitting 10th in the NFL. They had an average of 103.1 run yards per game and toted the ball for 1,649 yards overall. The Detroit Lions averaged 346.8 yards/outing which had them ranked 17th in the NFL. The Lions gave up 26.4 points per game, which had them sitting 26th of all teams in the NFL. Overall, they surrendered 423 points in total. Detroit gave up a total of 1,855 yards rushing (115.9 yards per outing) in addition to 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game during the prior season. They surrendered 33 touchdowns through the air as well as gave up 284.4 yards per game, ranking them 32nd in football.
For his NFL career, Matthew Stafford has thrown for a total of 41,025 yds with 256 TD's and 134 picks. Since he's been in the NFL, he's been sacked 347 different times totaling 2,242 yards lost behind the line of scrimmage. His QB rating is 106.0 with a TD percentage of 4.5% and an interception rate of 2.4%. His longest completion during his time in the league was for 66 yards and he's averaging 275.3 yards per outing. Matthew Stafford has completed 3,559 of his career 5,696 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.5%. Marvin Jones has totaled 5,047 receiving yards in 96 games throughout his career. He has hauled in 347 passes thrown his way for an average of 14.5 YPC. His longest reception of his career went for 73 yards and he's been able to snag 60.0% of the passes thrown in his direction. Jones (42 TD's through the air) has compiled an average of 52.6 yards per contest receiving and he averages 3.6 catches per contest in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bears -1
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