Cincinnati Bengals vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 9/19/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (-3)
The Chicago Bears (0-1) are welcoming the Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) at Soldier Field on Sunday. Cincinnati opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 45.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Bengals went up against the Vikings and notched a win by a score of 27-24. Joe Mixon led the offense in rushing for the Bengals with 29 carries for 127 yards (4.4 yards per attempt). Ja'Marr Chase held an average of 20.2 yards per reception by earning 101 yards on 5 receptions. Joe Burrow went 20/27 with 261 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 128.8 and finished the game with no interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bengals conceded 67 yds on 22 tries, which is an average of 3.0 yards per rush allowed. Cincinnati conceded 37 pass completions on 50 tries for 336 yards, and a completion rate of 74.0%. At the end of the game, they ran 68 plays which gave them a total of 366 yds. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the football 36 different times and totaled 149 yds, earning them an average of 4.1 yds per carry.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bengals are sitting at 27.0 points per contest. As a team they're holding an average of 149.0 yards in the run game ranking them 7th in the NFL. The Bengals have earned 366 total yards for the season. Cincinnati has accrued 12 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 3 infractions for 15 yds.
The Bengals rank 16th in the NFL concerning team defense, conceding 24.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.0 yards per tote and 67.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the season, they have conceded 67 rushing yards through 1 contest. Regarding yards through the air, the Bengals have given up 336 yards which has them sitting in 29th in football. They are giving up 336.0 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 74.0%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 403.0 yards/game putting them 20th in the NFL.
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The Bears come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for this year. In their last game, the Bears took a loss by a final score of 34-14 when they faced the Rams. David Montgomery carried the rock 16 times for 108 yards, ending the contest with 6.8 yards per carry for Chicago. Allen Robinson was a featured target for the Bears, hauling in 6 balls for 35 yds (5.8 yds per catch). Andy Dalton finished the game with 206 yds on 27/38 through the air while his QB rate was 72.9. He had 1 interception and his longest completion went for 19 yds. Chicago gave up 23 attempts on the ground for 74 yds (3.2 yds per rush). The Bears passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 76.9%, relinquishing 312 yds on 20 for 26 through the air. The Bears ended up finishing with 322 yds while running 69 plays (4.7 yards per play). Chicago rushed the ball for 5.2 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 134 yds on 26 carries.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Bears rank 28th in football maintaining an average of 14.0 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Bears currently have a total of 188 passing yards, which is ranked 25th out of all NFL teams. They are averaging 134.0 rushing yards per game. The Chicago Bears maintain an average of 322.0 yards/contest which is good for 24th in the NFL. The Chicago offense has totaled 35 yards of penalties on 3 violations, which is good for 31st in football in terms of hurting your team.
The Bears are conceding 34.0 points per contest, which puts them in 28th of all teams in the NFL. Chicago has conceded a total of 74 rushing yards. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air and 312.0 yards per game, which puts them in 24th out of all teams. The Bears defense has participated in 50 plays, ranking them 2nd in football.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cincinnati +3
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