Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bears (1-4) at Baltimore Ravens (3-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -6.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Chicago Bears look for their first road win of the season to rebound from a rough 1-4 start. The Chicago Bears haven’t won a road game since December of 2015. Mitchell Trubisky is completing 48 percent of his passes for 128 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Trubisky enters this game with 25 career pass attempts under his belt. Kendall Wright and Zach Miller have combined for 382 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Tarik Cohen has 25 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 117 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 328 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 24.8 points and 305 yards per game. Danny Trevathan leads the Chicago Bears with 29 tackles, Akiem Hicks has four sacks and Kyle Fuller has four pass deflections.
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The Baltimore Ravens look for their fourth win of the season to build their lead in the AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens have won six of their last seven home games. Joe Flacco is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 823 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. Flacco has one combined touchdown pass in his last three games. Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin have combined for 368 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Benjamin Watson has 18 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 130.4 yards per contest, and Alex Collins leads the way with 261 yards on 37 carries. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 19.4 points and 328.6 yards per game. C.J. Mosley leads the Baltimore Ravens with 44 tackles, Terrell Suggs has four sacks and Lardarius Webb has two interceptions.
The Bears are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Ravens are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games in October and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Bears aren't nearly the same team on the road as they are at home, and this will be Trubisky's second start, first on the road, and he's going up against an aggressive defense with limited weapons. The Ravens haven't been able to put together consistent performances this season, but they should be able to get the job done here against a Bears team that's simply trying to find who can play and who is worth keeping around next season. The Bears have been outscored 21-64 in their two road games this season and it's hard seeing this one being any different against this Baltimore defense. I'll take Baltimore by a touchdown.