Chicago Bears vs New York Giants Prediction, 10/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 4
Game: Chicago Bears vs New York Giants
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (-3)
The Chicago Bears (2-1) are hitting the road to MetLife Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the New York Giants (2-1). Chicago opens this game as 3-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 39.5.
The Chicago Bears head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Bears took on the Texans and went home with a win by a final score of 23-20. Justin Fields finished 8/17 with 106 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 27.7 and walked away from the game with 2 picks. Khalil Herbert was the leader on the ground for the Bears with 20 totes for 157 yards (7.9 yds per attempt). Cole Kmet averaged 20.0 yards per catch by notching 40 yds on 2 catches. The Chicago Bears ended up rushing 40 different times and totaled 281 yards, which earned them an average of 7.0 yds per attempt. In the game, they ran 62 plays which totaled 363 yards. Chicago gave up 20 pass completions on 32 attempts for a total of 237 yds, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. In the running game, the Bears conceded 92 yds on 24 attempts, which calculates to 3.8 yds per run allowed.
Concerning scoring points, the Chicago Bears have an average of 17.3 PPG. Offensively they are averaging 186.7 yards rushing which ranks them 2nd in the league. The Bears have racked up 795 yards in total this season. Chicago has accrued 11 first downs, and they have been called for 16 penalties for 106 yds. They have surrendered the football 4 times (4 interceptions and 0 fumbles). In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Chicago has earned 2 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground.
In terms of yards through the air, the Bears have surrendered 603 yards which has them ranked 9th in the National Football League. They are giving up 201.0 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.2%. For the year, they are conceding 358.0 yards per outing which puts them 20th in the NFL. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 157.0 yards on the ground per contest this season. For the season, they have conceded 471 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Bears rank 11th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 19.0 points per game.
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The Giants head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. In their last game, the Giants went home defeated by a final of 23-16 against the Cowboys. Daniel Jones ended the contest with 196 yards on 20/37 through the air while his quarterback rating was 57.9. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 5.3 yds. Sterling Shepard had the best day in terms of receiving for the Giants, hauling in 5 passes for 49 yards (9.8 yds per catch). Saquon Barkley carried the ball 14 times for 81 yds, ending the game with 5.8 yards per carry for New York. The Giants finished the contest with 336 yards on 67 plays (5.0 yards per play). New York rushed for 6.7 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 167 yards on 25 attempts. New York gave up 30 run attempts for 176 yards (5.9 yards per rush). The Giants secondary conceded a completion rate of 67.7%, surrendering 215 yards on 21 out of 31 through the air.
The New York Giants hold an average of 331.7 yards per game which ranks them 21st in the league. They are averaging 169.3 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 508 yards in total. The New York offense has compiled 164 yds of penalties on 24 infractions, which has them ranked 2nd in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 2 picks while surrendering 1 fumble and they have been able to record 23 1st downs. Over the course of the season thus far, the Giants have racked up 487 yards via the pass along with an average of 162.3 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 30th in the NFL. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Giants currently sit 18th in football holding an average of 18.7 points per outing.
They have allowed 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 203.3 yards/outing, which puts them in 10th in the NFL. New York has allowed a total of 415 yards via the ground game (138.3 yards per contest) as well as 1 touchdown rushing for the season. They have tallied 3 takeaways (3 fumbles recovered and 0 interceptions) for the year. The Giants defense has been on the field for 175 plays, which ranks them 7th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 59 total points. The Giants are surrendering 19.7 PPG, ranking them 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bears +3
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