Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 10/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (-3)
The Chicago Bears (1-2) will take on the Detroit Lions (0-3) at Soldier Field on Sunday. Chicago opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45.
The Detroit Lions step onto the field holding a record of 0-3 for this year. In their last contest, the Lions faced off with the Ravens and ended up losing by a score of 19-17. Jared Goff went 22/30 with 217 yds passing. He had a quarterback rate of 93.3 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. D'Andre Swift led the offense in rushing for the Lions with 14 carries for 47 yards (3.4 yards per attempt). Kalif Raymond left with an average of 11.3 yards per catch by accumulating 68 yards on 6 receptions. The Detroit Lions ended up running the ball 27 times and totaled 93 yds, earning them an average of 3.4 yds per carry. In the game, they ran 60 plays which gave them a total of 285 yds. Detroit conceded 16 pass completions on 31 attempts for a total of 271 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.6%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Lions conceded 116 yds on 22 attempts, which is an average of 5.3 yards per rush surrendered.
The Lions have earned 1,059 total yards over the course of this season. Detroit has compiled 43 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 21 penalties for 158 yds. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Detroit has totaled 5 touchdowns through the air and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 3 times (2 picks and 1 fumble). As a team they are averaging 105.7 yards rushing which ranks them 15th in the National Football League. In terms of scoring, the Detroit Lions have an average of 22.3 points per game.
In terms of passing yards, the Lions have conceded 809 yards which ranks them 24th in the league. They are conceding 269.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.7%. Over the course of this year, they have surrendered 384.0 yards per outing putting them at 22nd in the NFL. They have allowed 7 touchdowns by air as well as 3 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per running attempt and 114.3 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 343 rushing yards through 3 games. The Lions sit in 32nd in the league when it comes to team defense, giving up 31.7 points per game.
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The Bears head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. For their last game, the Bears went home defeated by a final of 26-6 against the Browns. Justin Fields ended the contest with 68 yards on 6/20 passing while his QB rating was 41.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his longest pass completion went for 18 yards. David Montgomery carried the football 10 times for 34 yds, ending the game with 3.4 yds per carry for Chicago. Allen Robinson was featured in the passing game for the Bears, hauling in 2 footballs for 27 yds (13.5 yards per reception). Chicago rushed the ball for 3.5 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 46 yds on 13 attempts. The Bears finished the contest with 47 yds while running 42 plays (1.1 yds per play). The Bears pass defense conceded a completion rate of 61.3%, surrendering 203 yards on 19 out of 31 passing. Chicago relinquished 42 run attempts for 215 yards (5.1 yards per rush).
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Bears currently sit 31st out of all teams in football averaging 13.3 points per outing. For the season so far, the Bears currently sit at 272 passing yards in addition to an average of 90.7 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 32nd in the league. They hold an average of 101.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 303 yards for this year. The Chicago Bears are averaging 191.7 yards per game which is good for 32nd out of all teams in the league. The Chicago offense has totaled 149 penalty yards on 16 violations, which has them sitting 30th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 2 interceptions while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to earn 22 1st downs.
The Bears are relinquishing 25.7 points per game, which has them in 19th of all teams in the NFL. Chicago has given up a total of 358 rushing yards (119.3 yards per outing) in addition to 2 touchdowns by ground for the season. They have yielded 6 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 231.3 yards per contest, which puts them in 11th in football. The Bears defense taken the field for 183 plays, which is good for 12th in the league. This season, they have conceded 77 points in total. Their defense has compiled 4 takeaways (1 fumble recovery and 3 interceptions) on the season.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bears -3 and over 45 total points
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