Chicago Bears vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, 10/10/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Chicago Bears vs Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Raiders (-7.5)
The Chicago Bears (2-2) are headed to Allegiant Stadium on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Las Vegas Raiders (3-1). Las Vegas opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5.
The Chicago Bears come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 this year. In their last contest, the Bears took the field against the Lions and walked away with a win by a score of 24-14. Justin Fields connected on 11/17 with 209 yds through the air. He had a QB rate of 82.7 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. David Montgomery was the rushing leader for the Bears with 23 carries for 106 yds (4.6 yards per carry). Darnell Mooney averaged 25.0 yards per reception by earning 125 yds on 5 receptions. The Chicago Bears ended up running the ball 39 times and accumulated 188 yards, which is an average of 4.8 yards per tote. On the day, they tallied 57 plays which gave them 373 yards. Chicago gave up 24 pass completions on 38 tries for 258 yds, and a completion percentage of 63.2%. In the running game, the Bears gave up 90 yds on 25 tries, which is an average of 3.6 yards per run allowed.
Concerning scoring, the Chicago Bears are sitting at 16.0 points per game. As a unit they average 122.8 yards in the run game which ranks them 10th in the NFL. The Bears have earned 948 total yards for the season. Chicago has a total of 27 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 22 penalties for 200 yds. They have surrendered the ball 4 times (3 picks and 1 fumble lost). When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Chicago has amassed 1 touchdown in the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground.
The Bears are sitting in 10th in the league regarding team defense, giving up 22.8 PPG. They are allowing 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 112.0 rushing yards per game for the year. In total, they have given up 448 rushing yards through 4 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Bears have conceded 952 yards which puts them in 15th in the league. They have relinquished 238.0 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 65.6%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 350.0 yards per game putting them 12th in the league. They have relinquished 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 2 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Raiders head into this matchup 3-1 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Raiders took a defeat with a final score of 28-14 when they played the Chargers. Josh Jacobs carried the rock 13 times for 40 yds, finishing the game with 3.1 yds per carry for Las Vegas. Hunter Renfrow was the leading receiver for the Raiders, snagging 6 passes for 45 yds (7.5 yds per reception). Derek Carr (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 196 yds on 21/34 passing while his quarterback rating was 84.9. He tossed 1 interception and his longest completion was 51 yds. Las Vegas gave up 34 running attempts for 168 yds (4.9 yards per rush). The Raiders pass defense conceded a completion rate of 64.1%, relinquishing 212 yards on 25 for 39 passing. The Raiders finished with 213 yds while running 56 plays (3.8 yards per play). Las Vegas rushed for 2.7 yards per tote, finishing the game with 48 yds on 18 attempts.
The Las Vegas Raiders have an average of 406.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 5th out of all teams in the NFL. They hold an average of 80.5 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 322 yards for the season. The Las Vegas offense has racked up 264 yds of penalties on 30 violations, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have tossed 3 picks while letting opponents recover 0 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 60 1st downs. During this campaign thus far, the Raiders have thrown for 1,304 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 326.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 2nd in the NFL. In relation to how much they score, the Raiders sit 9th in football holding an average of 26.0 PPG.
Las Vegas has given up a total of 529 rushing yards (132.3 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns by ground for the season. They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 229.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 14th in the NFL. They have earned 3 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 1 interception) this season. This year, they have allowed 100 total points. The Raiders defense has been on the field for 276 plays, which is good for 27th in the league. The Raiders are conceding 25.0 points per game, which has them sitting 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders -7.5
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