San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears: 10/31/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
Chicago Bears (3-4) vs San Francisco 49ers (2-4)
Game Info: Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Soldier Field)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bears +4 -- Over/Under: 39.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Francisco 49ers will travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The San Francisco 49ers lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 2-4 on the season after being defeated by the Indianapolis Colts, 30-18, this past Sunday. San Francisco struggled with turnovers against the tough Colts defense and the Colts were able to pull away late in the 4th quarter after a 28-yard TD reception by Michael Pittman made it a two-possession game with just 2:49 left in the 4th quarter. San Francisco was outgained by Indianapolis by a 295-280 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 4-2 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the 49ers was RB Elijah Mitchell who had 107 rushing yards & 1 TD on 18 carries.
On the season, San Francisco is averaging 22.5 ppg on 363.5 total yards per game (243.3 passing yds/g; 120.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, San Francisco has been led by WR Deebo Samuel who has 38 receptions for 648 yards & 4 TD. QB Jimmy Garoppolo has completed 64.8% of his passes for 1106 yards (226.4 yds/g), 6 TD, & 4 INT. The other top receivers for the 49ers have been Kyle Juszczyk (14 rec, 135 yards, TD), Mohamed Sanu Sr. (11 rec, 113 yards), & Brandon Aiyuk (9 rec, 96 yards, TD). Leading the way for the 49ers backfield has been Elijah Mitchell who has 296 yards & 2 TD on 63 carries.
Defensively, San Francisco is allowing their opponents to an average of 24.8 ppg on 340.2 total yards per game (221.2 passing yds/g; 119.0 rushing yds/g).
The Chicago Bears lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 3-4 on the season after being defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38-3, this past Sunday. Chicago was dominated by Tampa Bay on both ends of the field throughout the game and could not fight back after falling behind by a 21-0 margin by the end of the 1st quarter. Chicago was outgained by Tampa Bay by a 408-311 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 5-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bears was RB Khalil Herbert who had 100 rushing yards on 18 carries.
On the season, Chicago is averaging 14.4 ppg on 286.1 total yards per game (155.1 passing yds/g; 131.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Chicago is led by RB Khalil Herbert who has 279 rushing yards & 1 TD on 58 carries. QB Justin Fields has completed 57.3% of his passes for 816 yards (136.6 yds/g), 2 TD, & 6 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bears have been Darnell Mooney (27 rec, 345 yards, TD), Allen Robinson II (23 rec, 250 yards, TD), & Cole Kmet (19 rec, 173 yards).
Defensively, Chicago is allowing their opponents to average 23.1 ppg on 365.0 total yards per game (242.9 passing yds/g; 122.1 rushing yds/g).
The 49ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. NFC opponents and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Chicago was embarrassed last week against Tampa Bay, however, I’m expecting a bounce back from the Bears defense that I think should have success against a 49ers offense that is missing many of it’s weapons and has recently struggled with turnovers. Chicago certainly has some question marks on the offensive end, however, I think they will have some success on the ground in this one and as the Bears have been solid at home this season, which included a win against Cincinnati, I think the play here is to take Chicago and the points. Good Luck!
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Brett’s Pick Chicago Bears +4
AUTHOR: Brett Nault
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