Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 1/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 17
Game: Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago +5.5
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (12-3) travel to Soldier Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Bears (8-7). Green Bay opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 49.
The Green Bay Packers head into this game 12-3 for this season. In their last game they went up against the Tennessee Titans and earned the win by a score of 40-14. Aaron Rodgers went 21/25 with 231 yards through the air and threw 4 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception on the day. AJ Dillon led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for a total of 124 yards via 21 carries which had him averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Davante Adams led the team in receiving yardage by earning 142 yards on 11 receptions. He averaged 12.9 yards per reception for that game. The Green Bay Packers ran the football 37 times and earned 234 yards which earned them an average of 6.3 yards per run. In all, they ran 63 plays which added up to 448 yards. Overall, the Packers earned a total of 27 1st downs. When it comes to their defensive performance, Green Bay gave up 11 catches on 26 tries totaling 104 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.0%. In the running game, the Packers gave up 156 yards on 27 attempts which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 260 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Packers have tallied 5,908 yards in total for the season. As a unit they maintain an average of 135.9 yards in the run game which has them sitting 8th in the NFL. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Green Bay has earned 44 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Green Bay Packers have an average of 31.6 points per game. Regarding passing yardage, the Packers have surrendered 3,291 yards which puts them in 6th in the National Football League. Overall, they are granting 332.5 yards/outing which ranks them 7th in football. The Packers rank 16th in the league in terms of team defense, giving up 23.5 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.6 yards per rush on the ground and 113.1 rushing yards per game for the year. In their 15 games played, they have yielded 219.4 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.4%. In total, they have conceded 1,697 yards via the ground game in 15 games.
The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 8-7-0 for this year. In their last outing they played the Jacksonville Jaguars and notched a win by a score of 41-17. David Montgomery led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 95 yards via 23 carries which had him averaging 4.1 yards per run. Allen Robinson II was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 103 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 10.3 yards per reception for that game. Mitchell Trubisky went 24/35 with 265 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception in the game. The Chicago Bears ran the ball 33 times and racked up 128 yards which had them averaging 3.9 yards per rush. On the day, the Bears earned a total of 28 1st downs and they totaled 4 infractions for 40 yards. On the day, they ran 70 plays which gave them a total of 391 yards. When discussing the defense, Chicago conceded 24 completions on 37 throws for a total of 203 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. For the game, they allowed a total of 279 yards and earned 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Bears conceded 76 yards on 16 tries which is an average of 4.8 yards per attempt allowed.
Over the course of the season so far, the Bears currently sit at 3,407 yards through the air not to mention an average of 227.1 passing yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Chicago Bears maintain an average of 329.7 yards per game which has them ranked 25th in the league. They average 102.6 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,539 yards for the season. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Bears currently sit 18th out of all teams in football maintaining an average of 23.7 points per outing. In terms of passing yards, the Bears have conceded 3,468 yards which ranks them 13th in the NFL. For the season, they are giving up 346.9 yards/contest which has them ranked 11th in the league. The Bears rank 9th in the NFL in relation to team defense, allowing 22.3 PPG. They are allowing 4.1 yards per running attempt and 115.7 yards on the ground per game this season. During their 15 games, they have surrendered 231.2 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.3%. For the year, they have allowed 1,735 yards via the ground game in 15 games.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +5.5
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