Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 10/24/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 7
Game: Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (-10)
The Chicago Bears (3-3) are traveling to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1). Chicago opens this contest as 10-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 49.
The Chicago Bears step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 for this year. In their last contest, the Bears took the field against the Packers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 24-14. Justin Fields finished 16/27 with 174 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 75.2 and ended the game with 1 interception. Darnell Mooney averaged 9.0 yds per reception by tallying 45 yards on 5 receptions. Khalil Herbert was the best rusher for the Bears with 19 totes for 97 yds (5.1 yds per carry). When all was said and done, they had 57 plays which totaled 277 yds. The Chicago Bears ended up rushing 26 different times and amassed 140 yds, earning them an average of 5.4 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Bears conceded 154 yds on 31 attempts, which is an average of 5.0 yds per run allowed. Chicago conceded 17 completions on 23 attempts for a total of 169 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.9%.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Chicago Bears are sitting at 16.3 points per contest. As a team they have an average of 129.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 7th in the league. The Bears currently have 1,477 yards in total for the season. Chicago has accumulated 45 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 38 penalties for 334 yds. They have surrendered the ball 5 times (4 interceptions and 1 fumble lost). When it comes to scoring, Chicago has amassed 3 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns.
Concerning passing yardage, the Bears have conceded 1,312 yards which has them sitting in 10th in the National Football League. They have surrendered 218.7 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.1%. Overall, they have relinquished 330.8 yards/game ranking them 7th in the National Football League. They have conceded 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 4 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing 4.1 yards per rush and 112.2 rushing yards per contest this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 673 running yards through 6 games. The Bears are ranked 8th in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 20.7 points per game.
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The Buccaneers step onto the field holding a record of 5-1 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Buccaneers walked away with a victory by a final of 28-22 against the Eagles. Leonard Fournette carried the ball 22 times for 81 yards, finishing the contest with 3.7 yards per carry for Tampa Bay. Antonio Brown was the best receiver for the Buccaneers, hauling in 9 balls for 93 yds (10.3 yards per catch). Tom Brady (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 297 yds on 34/42 passing while his QB rate was 102.1. He tossed 1 interception and his Y/A was 7.07 yds. Tampa Bay gave up 19 running attempts for 100 yds (5.3 yards per carry). The Buccaneers passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 46.2%, relinquishing 113 yds on 12 out of 26 passing. The Buccaneers finished the game with 399 yards and they ran 73 plays (5.5 yards per play). Tampa Bay rushed the ball for 3.3 yards per tote, finishing the game with 102 yds on 31 carries.
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Buccaneers are sitting 3rd out of all teams in football with an average of 32.5 points per game. During this campaign thus far, the Buccaneers have thrown for a total of 2,044 yards through the air along with holding an average of 340.7 passing yards per game, ranking them 1st in football. They have an average of 85.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 512 yards in total. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers maintain an average of 426.0 yards/game which ranks them 3rd in the league. The Tampa Bay offense has accrued 471 yards of penalties on 47 violations, which ranks 3rd in the league in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 3 interceptions while letting opponents recover 3 fumbles and they have earned 115 first downs.
Tampa Bay has yielded a total of 329 yards rushing (54.8 yards/game) as well as 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have given up 14 touchdowns through the air and 280.8 yards/game, which has them sitting 27th in the league. Their defense has compiled 9 takeaways (2 fumbles and 7 interceptions) on the season. In total, they have surrendered 144 total points. The Buccaneers defense has been on the field for 361 plays, which ranks them 9th in the NFL. The Buccaneers are allowing 24.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +10
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