Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 1/10/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Wild Card Playoff
Game: Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -9.5
Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears (8-8) travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday where they'll take on the New Orleans Saints (12-4). Chicago opens this game as 9.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 48.
The Chicago Bears head into this game 8-8 this season. In their last game they played the Green Bay Packers and took the loss by a score of 35-16. Mitchell Trubisky went 33/42 with 252 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 pick in the game. David Montgomery led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for a total of 69 yards via 22 carries which meant he averaged 3.1 yards per carry. Darnell Mooney led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 93 yards on 11 catches. He earned an average of 8.5 yards per catch for that game. The Chicago Bears ran the ball 31 times and earned 108 yards which earned them an average of 3.5 yards per rush. In all, they totaled 74 plays for a total of 356 yards. For the game, the Bears got 21 1st downs and they had a total of 1 infraction for 16 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago conceded 19 completions on 24 attempts for a total of 237 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.0%. Against the run, the Bears conceded 79 yards on 19 runs which is an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded 316 yards and earned 1 turnover.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Chicago Bears have an average of 23.3 points per game. As a unit they're holding an average of 102.9 yards rushing which is 25th in the National Football League. The Bears have attained 5,302 yards in total over the course of this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Chicago has totaled 26 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns on the ground. The Bears rank 14th in the league when it comes to team defense, conceding 23.1 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.1 yards per tote and 113.4 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,814 yards via the running game in 16 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Bears have given up 3,705 yards which has them sitting in 12th in the league. In their 16 games played, they are allowing 231.6 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.0%. During the season, they are granting 344.9 yards/outing which puts them 11th in the National Football League.
The Saints head into this game 12-4 for this year. In their last outing they took on the Carolina Panthers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 33-7. Ty Montgomery paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 36 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 105 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he was running for 5.8 yards per run. Emmanuel Sanders led the team in receiving yardage by earning 63 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 7.0 yards per catch for the game. Drew Brees went 22/32 with 201 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The New Orleans Saints ran the ball 30 times and earned a total of 156 yards which had them averaging 5.2 yards per attempt. Overall, the Saints totaled 20 1st downs and they had 4 infractions for 31 yards. On the day, they ran 64 plays for a total of 347 yards. When discussing the defense, New Orleans allowed 18 completions on 37 throws for a total of 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 49.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 320 yards and forced 5 turnovers. On the ground, the Saints allowed 74 yards on 20 attempts which is an average of 3.7 yards per run allowed.
For the season so far, the Saints have racked up 3,758 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 234.9 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 19th in the league. The New Orleans Saints maintain an average of 376.4 yards per outing which has them ranked 12th out of all teams in the league. They maintain an average of 141.6 yards per game via the rush and have run for 2,265 yards for the season. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Saints are sitting 5th in the league by scoring 30.1 PPG. When it comes to passing yards, the Saints have given up 3,472 yards which has them ranked 5th in football. During the season, they are allowing 310.9 yards per outing ranking them 4th in the NFL. The Saints are ranked 5th in the National Football League concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 21.1 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 93.9 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. In their 16 games played this year, they have relinquished 217.0 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 59.8%. For the season, they have conceded 1,502 yards on the ground through 16 games.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +9.5
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