Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 12/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville +9
TIAA Bank Field is the venue where Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-13) will take on the Chicago Bears (7-7) on Sunday. Jacksonville opens this contest as 9-point dogs. The over/under is set at 47.5.
The Chicago Bears step onto the field holding a record of 7-7 for this season. In their last outing they went up against the Minnesota Vikings and ended up getting the victory by a score of 33-27. Mitchell Trubisky went 15/21 with 202 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. David Montgomery paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 19 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the contest. He ran for 146 yards by way of 32 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Allen Robinson II was the receiving yardage leader by earning 83 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 20.8 yards per catch for that game. The Chicago Bears rushed the ball a total of 42 times and added 199 yards which earned them an average of 4.7 yards per attempt. On the day, they finished with a total of 64 plays for 397 yards. For the game, the Bears racked up a total of 23 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 36 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Chicago conceded 24 completions on 35 tries for a total of 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. On the ground, the Bears conceded 158 yards on 28 attempts which is an average of 5.6 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 407 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Bears currently have 4,555 total yards this year. As a team they're averaging 100.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 24th in the NFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Chicago has totaled 24 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Chicago Bears have an average of 22.5 points per game. The Bears rank 10th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 22.7 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.1 yards per run and 118.5 yards on the ground per game this season. In total, they have conceded 1,659 yards via the ground game in 14 games. In terms of passing yards, the Bears have conceded 3,265 yards which puts them in 13th in the NFL. During their 14 games played this year, they have conceded 233.2 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 63.2%. In total, they have surrendered 351.7 yards/game which puts them 14th in the National Football League.
The Jaguars head into this game 1-13 for this year. In their last game they played the Baltimore Ravens and took the defeat by a score of 40-14. James Robinson led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 35 yards by way of 16 carries which meant he was running for 2.2 yards per tote. DJ Chark Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 53 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 13.3 yards per catch for that game. Gardner Minshew II went 22/29 with 226 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Jacksonville Jaguars ended up rushing 22 times and racked up a total of 62 yards which had them averaging 2.8 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Jaguars totaled 17 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 67 yards. For the game, they ran 56 plays which gave them a total of 267 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Jacksonville allowed 19 completions on 26 attempts totaling 250 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. On the day, they gave up 409 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Jaguars allowed 159 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Jaguars sit 29th in the league by tallying 19.6 points per game. For the season so far, the Jaguars have thrown for a total of 3,266 passing yards along with holding an average of 233.3 passing yards per game, putting them at 20th out of all NFL teams. They average 99.3 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,390 yards for the year. The Jacksonville Jaguars are averaging 332.6 yards/contest which has them ranked 23rd in the league. In terms of passing yards, the Jaguars have surrendered 3,804 yards which ranks them 28th in the league. Over the course of this year, they have given up 418.2 yards per outing putting them at 32nd in football. The Jaguars rank 30th in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 30.2 PPG. They are allowing 4.6 yards per rush and 146.5 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. During their 14 games played this season, they are allowing 271.7 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 70.0%. For the season, they have given up 2,051 running yards through 14 outings.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +9
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