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NFL: Cardinals vs. Chicago Bears Prediction 12/24/2023

The Arizona Cardinals (3-11) travel to face off against the Chicago Bears (5-9) on Sunday, December 24th. This game will be played at Soldier Field in Soldier Field and televised on FOX. Both the Cardinals and Bears will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 ET.

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The Cardinals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Cardinals recently suffered a 45-29 defeat at the hands of the 49ers. In addition to their 16-point loss, the Cardinals also suffered a setback in their ATS record. They were 11-point underdogs at the start of the game.

On offense the 49ers finished with 30 rushing attempts, and James Conner was the leading rusher with 86 yards. In the passing game, Kyler Murray threw the ball 39 times, accumulating 211 yards and a passer rating of 67.

The Cardinals defense is coming off a game in which they struggled to defend the run, conceding 77.21456692913387 first downs on the ground. In total, San Francisco put up144 rushing yards against the Cardinals’ defense. In terms of overall yardage, San Francisco finished with 406 yards of offense.

Heading into their matchup with the Bears, the Cardinals have a 3-11 record. In the NFC-West, they are in 4th place and 15th place in the NFC overall.

Coming into this week’s game, the Cardinals have been the underdog in all of their games. Their current ATS record is 7-7 on an a scoring margin of -8.4. Arizona games this season have averaged 45.4 points, which is 11th in the NFL. Their over/under record is 8-6, with an average OU line of 43.5 points.

Cardinals Injury Report

  • Geoff Swaim – Calf (Questionable)
  • Pat Elflein – Hip (Out)
  • Marlon Mack – Achilles (Out)
  • Carlos Watkins – Bicep (Out)
  • Kyzir White – Biceps (Out)
  • Rashad Fenton – Undisclosed (Out)
  • L.J. Collier – Bicep (Out)
  • Marquise Brown – Heel (Questionable)
  • Leki Fotu – Hand (Out)
  • Bobby Price – Quad (Questionable)
  • Hayden Howerton – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jon Gaines II – Knee (Out)
  • Matt Hembrough – Back (Out)

The Bears Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In week 15, the Bears hit the road to face the Browns, but they suffered a 20-17 loss. With their 3 point loss, the Bears also were handed a defeat on their ATS record. Going into the game, they were 2.5-point underdogs.

Against the Browns, the Bears ran the ball 27 times, with Roschon Johnson as the primary rusher, accumulating 36 yards. Justin Fields attempted 40 passes, amassing 166 yards and a passer rating of 46.

On the defensive side, the Bears finished with three interceptions against the Browns and surrendered 348 passing yards overall. Additionally, the rush defense allowed 29 yards on 18 carries.

This season, the Bears hold the 4th position in the NFC-North with an overall record of 5-9. Their non-conference game record is 1-4, and in NFC action, they are NFC.

The Bears’ current scoring margin stands at -3, which has them coming in with a 6-6-2 ATS record. With an over/under record of 7-7, the Bears come in with an average margin of +0.9 relative to their over/under lines. Their games have averaged 44 points per game (combined).

Bears Injury Report

  • Noah Sewell – Knee (Questionable)
  • Teven Jenkins – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Equanimeous St. Brown – Pectoral (Questionable)
  • Yannick Ngakoue – Ankle (Out)

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

Arizona’s offense comes in with an average of 18.5 points per game, which is currently 22nd in the league.

As a team, Arizona is 29th in the NFL in passing yards per game (174.5). Their passing yards per attempt figure of 5.4 is 17th in the league.

The Cardinals come into the game handing the ball off 26.6 times per game and are currently 7th in rushing yards. Their average yards per attempt is 4.9.

Bears Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Bears are averaging 20.5 points per game, putting them 19th in the NFL.

Chicago’s passing offense, heading into this week’s game, holds the 27th ranking in passing yards. In terms of attempts, they are 21st with an average of 31.3 passes per game.

At 134.4 rushing yards per game, the Bears are 5th in the NFL. This figure has come on an average of 30.9 attempts (4th).

Cardinals Team Defense

The Arizona defense has 15 takeaways this season, positioning them 10th in the NFL. Overall, they are at 26.9 points per game allowed and giving up an average of 358.9 yards.

Bears Team Defense

When it comes to defense, the Bears have given up 239.2 passing yards and 79.8 rushing yards per game. In terms of sacks, Chicago ranks 16th among other defenses. Coming into week 16, they have allowed 23.5 points per game and 319.0 yards.

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  • Across the Cardinals last five road games, the team averaged 11 points per game while allowing 20. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Bears have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 17 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cardinals have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Bears have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2-2.

Cardinals vs Bears Prediction

After struggling to move the ball in the passing game against Cleveland, I’m not expecting much from Chicago this week. This is why I’m leaning towards Arizona as 4.5-point underdogs.

For this matchup, I’m going to be hammering the under, as our model has the Cardinals and Bears combining for 41 points. Right now the over/under line is sitting at 44, so I’d recommend getting some action on the under.

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