Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Preview
The fans at Soldier Field will be treated to a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears when they take their seats on Sunday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Packers listed as 6-point favorites versus the Bears, while the game’s total is sitting at 39.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 20-17 result against the Lions on December 11. The Bears covered in that game as a +7.5-point underdog, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Last time out for Green Bay, they were a 38-10 winner as they battled the Seahawks at home. The Packers covered in the match as a +3-point underdog, while 48 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Green Bay: 7-6 SU,6-6-1 ATS
Last time out Green Bay routed the Seahawks on Sunday at Lambeau Field with a 38-10 win to kepe its playoff hopes alive. Aaron Rodgers threw a trio of touchdown passes, with to of them to Jordy Nelson, who caught six of his seven targets for 41 yards. The defense also managed to force Russell Wilson into five interceptions, and Green Bay took advantage by turning those errors into a pair of touchdown drives.
Rodgers was locked-on during that first meeting with Chicago, passing for three touchdowns, including two to Davante Adams. He and the rest of the Packers should keep it going against a reeling Bears team that’s lost four of its last five games overall.
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Chicago: 3-10 SU,6-7 ATS
he Bears got three sacks and two late-game interceptions in Sunday’s match with Detroit, which escaped with the 20-17 win.
The Bears D is what’s keeping the team respectable and in rare positions to win games since losing both Jay Cutler and Brian Hoyer to respective injuries. However, the offense has barely clicked in the hands of third-string quarterback Matt Barkley, who passed for 212 yards with one touchdown against the Lions.
Barkley’s inexperience is a glaring concern for Chicago. That said, expect the Bears to keep running with the ball more on offense, mainly through RB Jordan Howard, who boasts a team-high 883 yards rushing with five scores this season, including five 100-yard games.
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
Betting Pick: Green Bay -6
The Packers are rolling, and they need to win out to have a chance of making the playoffs. My simulations show Green Bay winning by 11 and covering 62 percent of the time. Lay the points.