Houston Texans vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: Houston Texans vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago +1.5
Soldier Field is the venue where Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears (5-7) will play the Houston Texans (4-8) on Sunday. Houston opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 46.
The Houston Texans come into this game with a record of 4-8 for this year. In their last game they took on the Indianapolis Colts and took the defeat by a score of 26-20. Deshaun Watson went 26/38 with 341 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 pick during the game. David Johnson paced the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 44 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per tote. Keke Coutee was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 141 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 17.6 yards per reception in the game. The Houston Texans ran the ball a total of 19 times and added 90 yards which earned them an average of 4.7 yards per carry. In all, they finished with a total of 62 plays for a total of 398 yards. Overall, the Texans racked up a total of 20 first downs and they had a total of 3 infractions for 30 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston gave up 27 catches on 35 attempts totaling 262 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.0%. Against the run, the Texans gave up 109 yards on 29 runs which means they had an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 371 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
Concerning scoring points, the Houston Texans have an average of 24.0 PPG. As a unit they're averaging 84.4 yards rushing which has them sitting 32nd in the NFL. The Texans have earned 4,371 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting in the endzone, Houston has earned 24 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. The Texans rank 24th in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 26.9 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per rush and 150.9 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have conceded 1,811 running yards through 12 games. Regarding passing yards, the Texans have conceded 3,065 yards which puts them in 21st in the NFL. Over the course of their 12 games played this year, they have yielded 255.4 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 68.6%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 406.3 yards per game ranking them 30th in the league.
The Bears head into this matchup 5-7 for this season. In their last contest they took on the Detroit Lions and lost 34-30. David Montgomery paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 13 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 72 yards by way of 17 carries which gave him an average of 4.2 yards per run. Allen Robinson II led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 75 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 12.5 yards per reception for that contest. Mitchell Trubisky went 26/34 with 267 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Chicago Bears rushed the ball a total of 31 times and added 139 yards giving them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Bears racked up 26 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 20 yards. For the game, they finished with a total of 67 plays which gave them a total of 388 yards. When discussing the defense, Chicago gave up 27 catches on 42 tries for a total of 400 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. For the game, they conceded 460 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Bears gave up 60 yards on 22 carries which is an average of 2.7 yards per attempt allowed.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Bears are ranked 28th in football by scoring 20.5 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Bears have thrown for 2,705 yards through the air as well as an average of 225.4 passing yards per contest, which ranks 23rd out of all NFL teams. They maintain an average of 86.9 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,043 yards for this season. The Chicago Bears maintain an average of 312.3 yards per outing which ranks them 30th out of all teams in the NFL. When talking about yards via the pass, the Bears have conceded 2,861 yards which ranks them 17th in the NFL. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 354.5 yards/contest which has them ranked 15th in the NFL. The Bears are sitting in 12th in the NFL concerning team defense, giving up 23.7 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 116.1 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of their 12 games, they have conceded 238.4 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.2%. For the season, they have conceded 1,393 running yards through 12 games.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +1.5
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