Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars 12/27/20 NFL Picks and Predictions
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Jacksonville Jaguars (1-13) vs Chicago Bears (7-7)
Game Info: Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm (TIAA Bank Field)
Betting Odds: Jacksonville Jaguars +7.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Bears face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 27th at TIAA Bank Field for an NFL Football matchup.
The Chicago Bears are coming off a 33-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15 on the road. The Bears were three-point underdogs in that game, but Chicago was able to win the game outright to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Bears are now 7-7 on the year and have won two straight games. The Bears offense has found a new rhythm recently, scoring at least 25 points in its last four games. On the season, the Bears score 22.5 points per game and earn 344.2 total yards of offense per contest as well. Mitchell Trubisky may not be exploding in the stat sheets, but he is getting the job done for Chicago, nonetheless. The Bears allow 22.7 points per game and concede 367.6 total yards of offense per contest to their opponents this season, as the defense has been hit or miss so far.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off a 40-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in their last game in Week 15. The Jaguars may have lost the game in a miserable way, but they did win something a lot more important. As long as the Jaguars lose out for the remaining two games this season, Jacksonville will pick first in the upcoming NFL draft. The Jaguars now own the position due to the Jets beating the Rams in dramatic fashion, 23-20. The Jaguars have been blown to pieces in their last two games against teams that are fighting for playoff positioning, and facing the Bears here should be no different. The Jaguars score 19.6 points per game and earn 348.1 total yards of offense per contest as well. The Jaguars allow 30.2 points per game, as they have one of the worst defenses in the NFL.
The Bears open as 7.5-point favorites and the total is set at 46.5. I like the Bears to win this game by 10 points on the road, as Chicago needs a win to keep its playoff dreams alive in the NFC.