Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 11/9/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 10
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
TV: PRIME VIDEO
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (-3.5)
The Carolina Panthers (1-7) are en route to Soldier Field on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Chicago Bears (2-7). Carolina opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 40.
The Carolina Panthers head into this game 1-7 for this year. In their last contest, the Panthers played the Colts and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 27-13. Chuba Hubbard was the best rusher for the Panthers with 16 attempts for 58 yds (3.6 yards per attempt). Hayden Hurst had an average of 27.0 yds per catch by notching 54 yards on 2 catches. Bryce Young finished 24/39 with 173 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 48.3 and ended the contest with 3 picks. In the running game, the Panthers gave up 78 yards on 30 tries, which calculates to 2.6 yards per run surrendered. Carolina relinquished 17 completions on 26 tries for a total of 120 yards, and a completion rate of 65.4%. When all was said and done, they had 71 plays which totaled 275 yds. The Carolina Panthers ran the ball 28 different times and totaled 138 yards, which is an average of 4.9 yds per attempt.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Carolina Panthers are averaging 17.5 points per outing. As a team they're holding an average of 96.3 yards rushing which has them sitting 24th in the league. The Panthers have tallied 2,267 total yards for the year. Carolina has 91 1st downs, and they have committed 57 infractions for 420 yards. They have turned the football over 11 different times (7 interceptions and 4 fumbles). When it comes to scoring, Carolina has earned 10 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns.
In terms of passing yards, the Panthers have surrendered 1,426 yards which ranks them 3rd in the league. They have allowed 178.3 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 66.4%. During the season, they have surrendered 310.0 yards per game which puts them 8th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 131.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. For the season, they have given up 1,054 rushing yards through 8 games. The Panthers rank 32nd in the league regarding team defense, allowing 28.3 PPG.
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The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 2-7 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Bears walked away with a loss by a score of 24-17 against the Saints. Tyson Bagent (2 TDs) finished the contest with 220 yds on 18/30 passing while his quarterback rating was 65.3. He tossed 3 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.3 yds. D'Onta Foreman carried the ball 20 times for 83 yds, ending the game with 4.2 yards per carry for Chicago. Darnell Mooney was a featured target for the Bears, bringing in 5 throws for 82 yards (16.4 yds per reception). Chicago ran the ball for 4.9 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 156 yds on 32 attempts. The Bears finished the game with a total of 368 yards while they ran 64 plays (5.8 yds per play). The Bears pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 74.3%, surrendering 214 yards on 26 for 35 through the air. Chicago conceded 27 rushing attempts for 87 yards (3.2 yds per rush).
The Chicago Bears are averaging 325.9 yards/game which has them ranked 19th out of all teams in the NFL. They hold an average of 135.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,218 yards overall. They have thrown 12 interceptions while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have been able to record 93 first downs. The Chicago offense has totaled 510 yards of penalties on 60 violations, which is good for 4th in football in terms of giving up free yards. For the season so far, the Bears have thrown for a total of 1,715 yards via the pass as well as an average of 190.6 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 24th in football. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bears currently rank 19th in the NFL with 20.9 PPG.
The Bears are relinquishing 26.9 points per game, which has them ranked 29th of all teams in the NFL. They have allowed 20 touchdowns through the air in addition to 256.9 yards/game, which has them ranked 28th in the NFL. Chicago has conceded a total of 717 yards via the ground game (79.7 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Bears defense taken the field for 559 plays, which is 22nd in the NFL. Their defense has tallied 9 takeaways (3 fumbles and 6 interceptions) this year. This year, they have conceded 242 total points.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers +3.5
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