New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 11/1/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago +2.5
Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears (5-2) play the New Orleans Saints (4-2) at Soldier Field on Sunday, November 1, 2020. New Orleans opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 45.5.
The New Orleans Saints come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 for this year. The last time they took the field they played the Carolina Panthers and won 27-24. Drew Brees went 29/36 with 287 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Alvin Kamara paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 32 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 83 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 5.9 yards per run. Marquez Callaway led the team in receiving yardage by earning 75 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 9.4 yards per catch in the game. The New Orleans Saints ran the ball 29 times and totaled 138 yards which gave them an average of 4.8 yards per rush. On the day, they ran 67 plays which added up to 415 yards. For the contest, the Saints totaled 26 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 50 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New Orleans gave up 23 completions on 28 attempts totaling 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 82.0%. In the running game, the Saints gave up 37 yards on 14 carries which gave them an average of 2.6 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they gave up 283 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Saints have tallied 2,307 total yards for the year. As a team they're averaging 118.8 yards via the ground game which is 14th in the NFL. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, New Orleans has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of getting in the endzone, the New Orleans Saints are sitting at 30.0 PPG. The Saints are ranked 24th in the league in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 29.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 89.7 yards on the ground per contest this season. In total, they have allowed 538 yards on the ground through 6 games. In terms of passing yards, the Saints have given up 1,432 yards which has them sitting in 9th in the NFL. In their 6 games played this season, they are allowing 238.7 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 66.3%. During the season, they have given up 328.3 yards/contest which has them ranked 7th in the National Football League.
The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 5-2 for this season. In their last outing they faced the Los Angeles Rams and lost 24-10. David Montgomery led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 48 yards on 14 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per carry. Allen Robinson II led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 70 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 17.5 yards per catch in the game. Nick Foles went 28/40 with 261 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 2 picks in the game. The Chicago Bears ran the football 17 times and earned 49 yards which had them averaging 2.9 yards per run. In the game, the Bears earned a total of 14 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 46 yards. On the day, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 279 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Chicago conceded 23 catches on 33 tries for a total of 210 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. For this contest, they allowed 371 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Bears conceded 161 yards on 34 runs which is an average of 4.7 yards per run allowed.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Bears rank 27th in the NFL with 19.7 points per contest. Over the course of the season to this point, the Bears have racked up 1,567 passing yards together with an average of 223.9 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 25th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 84.1 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 589 yards overall. The Chicago Bears hold an average of 308.0 yards/game which is good for 29th in football. When talking about passing yardage, the Bears have surrendered 1,555 yards which has them ranked 16th in football. During the season, they have yielded 342.0 yards per outing which ranks them 10th in the league. The Bears rank 7th in the NFL in relation to team defense, allowing 20.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per running attempt and 119.9 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Over the course of their 7 games played, they have surrendered 222.1 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 58.7%. In total, they have allowed 839 yards via the running game in 7 contests.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -2.5
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