Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 10/8/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago +6
Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears (3-1) play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) at Soldier Field on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Chicago opens this contest as 6-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 44.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last contest they faced the Los Angeles Chargers and won 38-31. Tom Brady went 30/46 with 369 yards passing and added 5 TD's. He threw 1 pick during the game. Ronald Jones II paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 23 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 111 yards via 20 carries which gave him an average of 5.6 yards per run. Mike Evans was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 122 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 17.4 yards per catch for the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up running the ball 27 times and added 115 yards which earned them an average of 4.3 yards per carry. For the game, they finished with a total of 73 plays which gave them a total of 484 yards. For the game, the Buccaneers earned a total of 28 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 90 yards. In terms of defense, Tampa Bay gave up 20 catches on 25 tries for a total of 278 yards, and a completion percentage of 80.0%. In the running game, the Buccaneers gave up 46 yards on 23 attempts which is an average of 2.0 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up 324 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Buccaneers have tallied 1,486 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they maintain an average of 97.8 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 27th in the NFL. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Tampa Bay has compiled 11 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an average of 30 points per contest. In terms of yards through the air, the Buccaneers have given up 991 yards which ranks them 20th in the league. Overall, they are conceding 312 yards per outing ranking them 4th in the National Football League. The Buccaneers are ranked 8th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 23 PPG. They are giving up an average of 2.7 yards per run and 64.3 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of their 4 games played, they are conceding 247.8 yards per game through the air and have allowed a completion percentage of 70.8%. Overall, they have given up 257 rushing yards through 4 games.
The Bears come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 this season. The last time they took the field they played the Indianapolis Colts and lost 19-11. David Montgomery paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 6 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 27 yards on 10 carries which meant he averaged 2.7 yards per tote. Allen Robinson II led the team in receiving yardage by earning 101 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 14.4 yards per catch for that contest. Nick Foles went 26/42 with 249 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick during the game. The Chicago Bears rushed the ball a total of 16 times and racked up a total of 28 yards giving them an average of 1.8 yards per rush. In the game, the Bears totaled 16 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 103 yards. In the game, they ran 59 plays for 269 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago allowed 16 completions on 29 attempts totaling 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 289 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Against the run, the Bears allowed 103 yards on 38 tries which means they had an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed.
When looking at how much they score, the Bears are 25th out of all teams in football by scoring 21.3 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the Bears currently sit at 931 passing yards along with an average of 232.8 passing yards per outing, ranking them 21st in the league. They average 110.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 442 yards for the year. The Chicago Bears are averaging 343.3 yards per contest which has them ranked 24th out of all teams in the league. The Bears sit in 7th in the NFL regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 20.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per run and 115.0 yards on the ground per game for the year. In total, they have allowed 460 rushing yards through 4 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Bears have conceded 921 yards which puts them in 11th in the league. During their 4 games, they have conceded 230.3 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 56.4%. During this campaign, they are giving up 345.3 yards per contest which puts them 8th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -6
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