New York Giants vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 1/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 17
Game: New York Giants vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (-6)
The Chicago Bears (5-10) will play the New York Giants (4-11) at Soldier Field on Sunday. New York opens this game as 6-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 38.
The New York Giants step onto the field holding a record of 4-11 for this year. In their last game, the Giants played the Eagles and went home with a loss by a final score of 34-10. Jake Fromm went 6/17 with 25 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 19.5 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Saquon Barkley was the rushing leader for the Giants with 15 attempts for 32 yards (2.1 yards per carry). Kadarius Toney averaged 7.0 yards per reception by totaling 28 yds on 4 catches. The New York Giants ended up running the ball 27 times and accounted for 84 yards, which earned them an average of 3.1 yards per carry. In all, they ran 73 plays for 192 yards. New York allowed 17 pass completions on 29 tries for a total of 194 yards, and a completion rate of 58.6%. On the ground, the Giants gave up 130 yards on 30 attempts, which averages out to 4.3 yds per rush surrendered.
When talking about scoring points, the New York Giants are averaging 16.5 points per outing. As a unit they maintain an average of 95.5 yards rushing which is 27th in the NFL. The Giants have attained 4,552 yards in total for the year. New York has compiled 165 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 82 penalties for 627 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 23 different times (16 interceptions and 7 fumbles). When it comes to scoring touchdowns, New York has totaled 14 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Giants have allowed 3,578 yards which has them sitting in 18th in the league. They are giving up 238.5 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 67.3%. For the season, they are giving up 363.9 yards per contest which has them ranked 23rd in football. They have allowed 26 touchdowns by air in addition to 12 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up 4.4 yards per run and 125.3 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,880 yards on the ground through 15 games. The Giants are sitting in 21st in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 24.3 points per contest.
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The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 5-10 this season. When they last played, the Bears walked away with a victory by a final of 25-24 against the Seahawks. Nick Foles (1 TD) ended the contest with 250 yds on 24/35 through the air while his quarterback rate was 98.5. He didn't throw any interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 7.14 yards. David Montgomery ran the ball 21 times for 45 yds, finishing the game with 2.1 yards per carry for Chicago. Darnell Mooney had the best day in terms of receiving for the Bears, snagging 5 passes for 57 yards (11.4 yards per reception). Chicago rushed for 2.9 yds per attempt, totaling 88 yds on 30 carries. The Bears finished the game with a total of 317 yards and they ran 69 plays (4.6 yds per play). The Bears secondary conceded a completion percentage of 59.3%, surrendering 161 yards on 16 for 27 passing. Chicago gave up 24 attempts on the ground for 170 yds (7.1 yards per rush).
The Chicago Bears have an average of 308.0 yards per outing which is good for 27th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 122.7 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 1,841 yards in total. The Chicago offense has compiled 869 yds of penalties on 99 infractions, which has them sitting 9th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 16 picks while allowing opponents to recover 9 fumbles and they have been able to tally 153 first downs. During this campaign so far, the Bears have a total of 2,779 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 185.3 passing yards per contest, putting them at 32nd in football. In relation to how much they score, the Bears rank 28th out of all teams in the NFL by scoring 17.7 PPG.
The Bears are allowing 24.9 PPG, which puts them in 24th of all teams in the league. Chicago has allowed a total of 1,862 yards via the ground game (124.1 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have given up 28 touchdowns through the air in addition to 202.4 yards per game, which has them sitting 4th in the NFL. The Bears defense has been on the field for 907 plays, which is good for 5th in the NFL. This season, they have allowed 373 points in total. Their defense has 12 takeaways (6 fumbles and 6 picks) this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears -6
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