Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, National Football Conference. Perfect day for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. The team has the second best record in the NFC North. Three weeks of consecutive wins for them and waiting for a possible win today. The Bears have a similar record. Trubisky is back and the team knows how to win with him.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: We have the winner.
The Buccaneers are second in the division with three wins and one loss. The division leader is Green Bay Packer at 4-0. The last three weeks the Bucs have won against Panthers 31-17, Broncos 28-10 and Chargers 38-31. After this game the team has a major challenge against the Packers. The Buccaneers are favorites with -5.5 points in the spread.
The team is scoring an average of 30 points per game, 25 rushes with 97.75 rush yards, 25.25 passes completed with 273.75 pass yards. The Bucs score up to 7.5 points per quarter, with the first half being the most productive at 16.25 on average. The defense allows only 23 points, 23.75 rushes with 64.25 rush yards. By air the team allows 247.75 pass yards.
Tom Brady is a winner on Thursday nights. 9-1 since 2006 with the Patriots. This will be his first game as a Buccaneers player. So far Tom Brady has 101/155 passes completed for 65.16% effectiveness, 1122 yards, 11 touchdowns with 4 interceptions. 99.4 overall rating.
Chicago Bears: Winning non-stop.
The Bears lost last week to the Colts 11-19. Until then, the Bears had a perfect 3-0 record. The starting quarterback for that game was Nick Foles. Some critics blame him directly for the defeat. Foles failure in a major 3rd-and-1 to move the chains. For now Trubisky is expected to be the starting QB for this game.
The offense is scoring an average of 21.25 points per game. 25.25 rushes with 110.5 rush yards, 23.25 passes completed with 232.75 pass yards. The wins this season so far have been against the Giants, Falcons, and Lions. The defense allows up to 20.25 points per game with 27.50 rushes. The second half is the best for the Bears with 12.25 points on average.
Mitch Trubisky with 51/86 passes completed for 59.30% effectiveness, 6 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, 560 yards, 87.4 overall rating. Similar numbers to last season. Apparently Trubisky plays better at home. Against the Giants the effectiveness was 64.29% but with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears 10/08/2020 is: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.5 (SPREAD).
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