Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 12/6/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 13
Game: Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago -5.5
Soldier Field is the site where Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears (5-6) will play the Detroit Lions (4-7) on Sunday. The odds on this game have Chicago as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 45.
The Detroit Lions come into this game with a record of 4-7 for this year. The last time they took the field they played the Houston Texans and were beaten 41-25. Matthew Stafford went 28/42 with 295 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception in the game. Adrian Peterson led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 19 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 55 yards on 15 carries which gave him an average of 3.7 yards per run. T.J. Hockenson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 89 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 17.8 yards per reception for that contest. The Detroit Lions ran the ball 29 times and generated 109 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 76 plays which added up to 388 yards. For the game, the Lions racked up 28 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 44 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Detroit gave up 17 completions on 25 tries for a total of 307 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. Against the run, the Lions gave up 77 yards on 23 tries which is an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 384 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Lions currently have 3,817 total yards for this campaign. As a team they are averaging 96.6 yards rushing which has them sitting 27th in the NFL. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Detroit has totaled 19 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Detroit Lions hold an average of 22.9 PPG. Regarding passing yards, the Lions have given up 2,891 yards which ranks them 24th in the NFL. In total, they have allowed 396.2 yards per outing which ranks them 29th in the National Football League. The Lions rank 31st in the league concerning team defense, giving up 29.8 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 133.4 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. Over the course of their 11 games played this year, they are conceding 262.8 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 65.9%. In total, they have given up 1,467 rushing yards through 11 outings.
The Bears come into this game with a record of 5-6 this year. The last time they took the field they played the Green Bay Packers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 41-25. David Montgomery led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 57 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 103 yards by way of 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.4 yards per run. Allen Robinson II was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 74 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 9.3 yards per catch for that game. Mitchell Trubisky went 26/46 with 242 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away with 2 picks on the day. The Chicago Bears ended up running the ball 16 times and generated 122 yards which gave them an average of 7.6 yards per attempt. Overall, the Bears racked up a total of 26 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 45 yards. In all, they totaled 65 plays which gave them a total of 351 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago allowed 21 completions on 29 throws totaling 211 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.0%. For the game, they allowed 393 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. On the ground, the Bears allowed 182 yards on 39 tries which is an average of 4.7 yards per run allowed.
In relation to putting points on the board, the Bears are sitting 29th in the league maintaining an average of 19.6 PPG. For the year to this point, the Bears currently have a total of 2,456 passing yards as well as an average of 223.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 23rd in football. They hold an average of 82.2 yards per game on the ground and have run for 904 yards for the year. The Chicago Bears are averaging 305.5 yards/game which has them sitting 31st in football. When it comes to passing yardage, the Bears have surrendered 2,461 yards which puts them in 11th in the NFL. In total, they are giving up 344.9 yards/contest which has them ranked 13th in the league. The Bears rank 8th in the National Football League regarding team defense, allowing 22.7 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.1 yards per rush on the ground and 121.2 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of their 11 games, they are conceding 223.7 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 62.0%. During the season, they have given up 1,333 rushing yards through 11 games.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears -5.5
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