San Francisco 49ers vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 9/11/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 1
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (+7)
The Chicago Bears (6-11 last year) welcome the San Francisco 49ers (10-7 last season) at Soldier Field on Sunday. Chicago opens this matchup as 7-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 42.
The San Francisco 49ers finished the year with a 10-7 record. In their last game of last year, the 49ers played the Rams and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 20-17. Elijah Mitchell led the offense in rushing for the 49ers with 11 carries for 20 yards (1.8 yards per carry). Deebo Samuel left with an average of 18.0 yds per catch by notching 72 yds on 4 receptions. Jimmy Garoppolo finished 16/30 with 232 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 87.1 and finished the contest with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the 49ers conceded 70 yards on 29 attempts, which calculates to 2.4 yds per run surrendered. San Francisco relinquished 31 pass completions on 45 tries for 326 yards, and a completion rate of 68.9%. At the end of the game, they had 50 plays which gave them 282 yards. The San Francisco 49ers ended up running the ball 20 times and accumulated 50 yds, which earned them an average of 2.5 yds per carry.
The 49ers earned 6,387 yards in total for the prior campaign. San Francisco compiled 199 1st downs as a team, and they committed 102 penalties for 1066 yards. San Francisco compiled 26 passing touchdowns and 22 touchdowns via the ground. They turned the ball over 24 different times (14 picks and 10 fumbles lost). As a unit they maintained an average of 127.4 yards rushing, which was 7th in the NFL. In terms of putting points on the board, the San Francisco 49ers had an average of 25.1 points per outing.
In terms of yards through the air, the 49ers allowed 3,510 yards which put them in 6th in football. Over the course of their 17 games, they yielded 206.5 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 68.3%. They granted 310.0 yards per outing which ranked them 3rd in the NFL. They allowed 25 touchdowns through the air and 17 running touchdowns. The opposition ran for 4.0 yards per rush and 103.5 rushing yards per contest for the previous year. Over the course of last year, they conceded 1,760 rushing yards through 17 games. The 49ers were ranked 9th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 21.5 points per game.
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The Bears wrapped up their year with a 6-11 record. For their last game of last season, the Bears took a loss by a score of 31-17 when they faced the Vikings. David Montgomery carried the football 20 times for 72 yards, walking away from the game with 3.6 yards per carry for Chicago. Darnell Mooney was the top contributor in the passing game for the Bears, grabbing 12 passes for 126 yds (10.5 yds per catch). Andy Dalton (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 325 yds on 33/48 passing while his QB rating was 77.2. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.77 yards. Chicago conceded 22 run attempts for 104 yards (4.7 yards per rush). The Bears passing defense conceded a completion rate of 63.6%, surrendering 227 yards on 14 out of 22 passing. The Bears finished the contest with 356 yards while running 80 plays (4.5 yards per play). Chicago ended up running for 3.6 yds per carry, finishing the game with 90 yards on 25 attempts.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Bears ranked 27th in the NFL holding an average of 18.3 PPG. Throughout last year, the Bears compiled 3,207 yards via the pass as well as averaging 188.6 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 30th out of all NFL teams. They held an average of 118.7 run yards per game and ran for 2,018 yards overall. The Chicago Bears maintained an average of 307.4 yards per game which ranked them 24th in the NFL. The Chicago offense had 914 yds of penalties on 106 infractions, which was good for 13th in football in terms of making mistakes. They gave away 20 interceptions while surrendering 9 fumbles and they earned 180 first downs.
Chicago allowed the opposition a total of 2,127 yards rushing (125.1 yards per contest) and 14 touchdowns on the ground last season. They conceded 31 touchdowns through the air and 191.6 yards per outing, which put them in 3rd in the NFL. Their defense earned 16 takeaways (8 fumbles and 8 picks) last season. Overall, they gave up 407 total points. The Bears defense took part in 1,009 plays, which had them sitting 1st in the NFL. The Bears surrendered 23.9 PPG, which had them ranked 22nd in football.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bears +7 and over 42 total points
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