The Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears will face off on Sunday, December 31st at 1:00 ET. You can find this week 17 NFL game between the Falcons and Bears on CBS. s

ATLANTA FALCONS VS CHICAGO BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Bears -3

This game will be played at Soldier Field at 1:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 20-16 in favor of the Bears.
  • Our projections have Justin Fields finishing with 160.667 passing yards on 13.813/22.81 passing.
  • The Bears are projected to finish with 314 yards of offense compared to the 276 yards for the Falcons.

Can the Falcons Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

As they take on the Bears, the Falcons will be looking to build on their 7-8 record. This currently places them at 2nd in the NFC-South and 9th in the NFC. The Falcons' scoring margin for the season is currently -0.1. This has contributed to their ATS record of 5-10.

Coming into week 17, the Falcons offense is 21st in the league at 19.1 points per contest. This season, the Atlanta's passing offense is 22nd in passing attempts. Their average of 202.7 passing yards per contest, has them 22nd in the NFL.

The Falcons come into the game handing the ball off 31.5 times per game and are currently 8th in rushing yards. Their average yards per attempt is 4.1.

Facing the Bears this week, the Falcons defense has allowed an average of 19.2 points per game. They currently rank 14th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 308.4 yards per contest.

Does Chicago Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Taking on the Falcons, the Bears will look to improve on their record of 6-9. This mark has them in 4th in the NFC-North and 12th in the NFC. The Bears' scoring margin heading into this week's game is at -2.1, putting their ATS record at 7-6-2.

Regarding their offense, the Bears have an average 20.9 points per game, which places them 19th in the NFL. Chicago is currently ranked 28th in the NFL for passing yards per game, with an average of 182.6. In terms of passing yards per attempt, they are 13th in the league.

At 142.1 rushing yards per game, the Bears are 2nd in the NFL. This figure has come on an average of 31.5 attempts (3rd).

Defensively, the Bears are currently ranked 15th in tackles for loss and 18th in sacks. Their opponents have been putting up an average of 23 points per game against them and accumulating 318.1 yards per contest.