Houston Texans vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 9/25/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: Houston Texans vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (-2.5)
Soldier Field is the location where the Chicago Bears (1-1) will try to defeat the Houston Texans (0-1-1) on Sunday. Houston opens this game as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 38.5.
The Houston Texans head into this game 0-1-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Texans played against the Broncos and took a loss by a score of 16-9. Davis Mills finished 19/38 with 177 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 63.2 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Dameon Pierce was the best rusher for the Texans with 15 carries for 69 yds (4.6 yards per carry). Nico Collins left with an average of 14.5 yards per catch by tallying 58 yds on 4 receptions. The Houston Texans ran the football 18 different times and compiled 80 yds, which is an average of 4.4 yds per carry. At the end of the game, they tallied 59 plays which totaled 234 yards. Houston conceded 14 completions on 31 tries for a total of 201 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.2%. In the running game, the Texans gave up 149 yds on 31 tries, which is 4.8 yds per run allowed.
The Texans currently have 533 yards in total for the year. Houston has compiled 18 first downs, and they have been called for 14 penalties for 134 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Houston has amassed 2 touchdowns via the pass and 0 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 1 time. As a team they maintain an average of 78.5 yards via the ground game which ranks them 27th in the NFL. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Houston Texans are sitting at 14.5 PPG.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Texans have conceded 541 yards which has them sitting in 26th in the NFL. They have relinquished 270.5 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 56.8%. Overall, they are granting 433.5 yards/contest which has them ranked 31st in the National Football League. They have yielded 2 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 1 touchdown via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rush on the ground and 163.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the season, they have given up 326 yards on the ground through 2 games. The Texans are sitting in 10th in the league in relation to their opponents scoring, conceding 18.0 points per game.
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The Bears head into this game 1-1 for this year. In their last game, the Bears took a loss by a final score of 27-10 when they faced the Packers. David Montgomery carried the rock 15 times for 122 yds, ending the game with 8.1 yds per attempt for Chicago. David Montgomery was a featured target for the Bears, bringing in 2 passes for 14 yards (7.0 yds per catch). Justin Fields finished the contest with 70 yds on 7/11 through the air while his QB rate was 43.8. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.4 yds. Chicago allowed 38 running attempts for 203 yds (5.3 yds per rush). The Bears pass defense allowed a completion rate of 76.0%, surrendering 211 yds on 19 for 25 through the air. The Bears finished the game with a total of 228 yards on 41 plays (5.6 yds per play). Chicago rushed for 6.7 yards per carry, finishing with 180 yards on 27 attempts.
The Chicago Bears hold an average of 216.0 yards per contest which is good for 32nd in the league. They hold an average of 139.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 279 yards in total. The Chicago offense has totaled 74 yards of penalties on 10 infractions, which ranks them 23rd in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 2 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 0 fumbles and they have been able to earn 6 1st downs. For the season to this point, the Bears currently sit at 153 yards through the air along with holding an average of 76.5 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 32nd in the league. In terms of their ability to score points, the Bears currently rank 26th in football holding an average of 14.5 points per contest.
The Bears are allowing 18.5 points per contest, which puts them in 13th in the league. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns through the air and 183.0 yards/game, which has them in 7th out of all teams. This year, they have conceded 37 total points. Chicago has yielded a total of 379 yards rushing (189.5 yards per outing) in addition to 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. The Bears defense has taken part in 133 plays, ranking them 22nd in the league. They have tallied 3 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 1 interception) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans +2.5
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