Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) at Chicago Bears (7-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 8:20 pm (Soldier Field)
The Line: Chicago Bears +5 -- Over/Under: 45
The Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears meet Sunday in week 16 NFL action at Soldier Field.
The Kansas City Chiefs look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Kansas City Chiefs have won five of their last six road games. Patrick Mahomes is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 3,606 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions. Mahomes has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last 12 games. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill have combined for 1,858 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Sammy Watkins has 49 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 92.9 yards per contest, and LeSean McCoy leads the way with 465 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 20.3 points and 356.7 yards per game. Damien Wilson leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 77 tackles, Chris Jones has seven sacks and Tyrann Mathieu has three interceptions.
The Chicago Bears look for a win to get a game above a .500 record and play spoiler. The Chicago Bears have won their last three home games. Mitch Trubisky is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 2,774 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Chase Daniel and Trubisky have combined for 20 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller have combined for 1,672 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tarik Cohen has 67 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 85.6 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 719 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 18.1 points and 324 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 101 tackles, Khalil Mack has 7.5 sacks and Kyle Fuller has three interceptions.
The Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on grass and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Chiefs last 4 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Bears last 8 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Kansas City Chiefs seem to have found their groove as of late and are winning by an average of 16.25 points during their four-game winning streak. The Chicago Bears were bounced from the playoff conversation with their loss to the Packers, and they've scored 20 or less points in six of their last eight games. The Bears are capable of making this a dogfight with their defense, but if the Kansas City Chiefs offense gets loose even just a little bit, I question how the Bears can keep up. You also have to question motivation, as the Chiefs are fighting for the third seed in the AFC and the Bears season is pretty much finished in terms of rebalance. I'll take the Chiefs by a touchdown.