Week 3 late NFL action has Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks meeting up in one of the strongest games to bet on according to sports handicappers. Here is the synthesizing of the pivotal precursor stats that are the foundation for many pro bettors. Jimmy Clausen starts at quarterback for the Bears in place of Jay Cutler who is injuried.
The offshore odds and Vegas point spread has Seattle laying -14.5 with a total of 43.5. While the total is pretty steady across the board, shop around on the side as it varies with divergent juice. The game opened at Seattle -15 and 45. Seattle has attracted 72 percent of bets on the side, with 61 percent preferring the over.
Contrasting rushing yards per attempt on offense, the higher ranked aggregates are in the hands of Chicago by .6. In passing yards per completion, the foremost figures are in the column of the Bears by 2.7, but of course that was with Jay Cutler. As far as yards per point is concerned, the more efficient offense is Seattle by 2.1.
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Now for the same numbers on the defensive side. The tougher team against the run based on yards per rush allowed is Seattle by a substantial .6. Chicago is permitting fewer passing yards per completion by .8. Seattle forces more yards per point on defense by 3.8. In the very important turnover category, the better ratio as known by experts do not want you to read says is Seattle by two.
Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
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Spread trends (all records against the spread): Bears are 10-25 to NFC, 3-9 after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game, 2-8 off double-digit home loss. Seattle is 6-1 after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game, 17-7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, 37-17 to NFC, 38-17 on turf, 5-2 in the series.
Over/under angles: Chicago under 6-0 to teams with a losing record, yet over 7-1 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, over 19-7 road. The series has been over eight straight.