Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 8/18/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 2
Game: Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seahawks (-3)
The Chicago Bears (6-11 last year) are headed to Lumen Field on Thursday where they will meet the Seattle Seahawks (7-10 last season). Seattle opens as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 39.
The Chicago Bears ended the year having earned a 6-11 record. In their last game of last season, the Bears played the Vikings and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 31-17. Andy Dalton finished 33/48 with 325 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 77.2 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. David Montgomery led the offense in rushing for the Bears with 20 carries for 72 yards (3.6 yards per attempt). Darnell Mooney held an average of 10.5 yards per reception by recording 126 yds on 12 catches. The Chicago Bears ended up rushing 25 times and totaled 90 yds, which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry. When all was said and done, they had 80 plays which totaled 356 yards. Chicago relinquished 14 completions on 22 tries for a total of 227 yards, and a completion rate of 63.6%. Against the rush, the Bears gave up 104 yards on 22 tries, which calculates to 4.7 yards per run allowed.
In terms of scoring points, the Chicago Bears were sitting at 18.3 points per contest. As a team they averaged 118.7 yds on the ground, which had them sitting 14th in the league. The Bears earned 5,225 total yards last season. Chicago accrued 180 1st downs as a unit, and they were hurt by 106 penalties for 914 yds. They surrendered the ball 29 times (20 interceptions and 9 fumbles lost). Chicago compiled 16 touchdowns via the pass and 14 rushing touchdowns.
The Bears were sitting in 22nd in the league when it comes to team defense, conceding 23.9 points per game. They gave up an average of 4.4 yards per running attempt and 125.1 rushing yards per contest last season. Overall, they conceded 2,127 rushing yards through 17 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Bears gave up 3,257 yards which had them ranked 3rd in the NFL. During their 17 games played, they allowed 191.6 yards per game via the pass and surrendering a completion percentage of 65.8%. They allowed 316.7 yards per contest which ranked them 6th in the National Football League. They allowed 31 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Seahawks wrapped up their year holding a 7-10 mark. The last time they took the field last season, the Seahawks got the victory with a final of 38-30 when they faced the Cardinals. Russell Wilson (3 TDs) finished the game with 238 yards on 15/26 through the air while his QB rating was 110.7. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.15 yards. Rashaad Penny ran the ball 23 times for 190 yds, ending the game with 8.3 yards per carry for Seattle. Tyler Lockett had the best day in terms of receiving for the Seahawks, bringing in 5 throws for 98 yds (19.6 yds per catch). Seattle ran the ball for 6.7 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 202 yds on 30 carries. The Seahawks finished the contest with a total of 431 yards while running 57 plays (7.6 yds per play). The Seahawks secondary conceded a completion percentage of 71.8%, surrendering 187 yards on 28 for 39 passing. Seattle relinquished 28 rushing attempts for 118 yards (4.2 yds per rush).
The Seattle Seahawks averaged 323.9 yards per contest ranking them 20th out of all teams in the NFL. They averaged 122.0 run yards per game and toted the ball for 2,074 yards in total. The Seattle offense had 803 yds of penalties on 97 infractions, which was 23rd in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They gave away 7 interceptions while letting opponents recover 6 fumbles and they recorded 166 first downs. Throughout last season, the Seahawks had a total of 3,432 yards through the air along with an average of 201.9 passing yards per contest, which ranked 23rd in football. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Seahawks ranked 16th in football by scoring 23.2 points per contest.
The Seahawks allowed 21.5 points per game, which had them in 12th in the league. Seattle gave up a total of 1,932 yards via the ground game (113.6 yards per game) and 16 touchdowns via the rush last season. They conceded 24 touchdowns through the air and 265.5 yards per contest, which had them in 31st in football. The Seahawks defense participated in 1,201 plays, which had them sitting 32nd in football. Last year, they conceded 366 points in total. They had 18 turnovers (7 fumbles and 11 picks) during the previous year.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears +3
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