Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers 1/7/24 – As the regular season nears its conclusion, Week 18 between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers promises to be a pivotal matchup packed with tension and anticipation. Set for Sunday at Lambeau Field and broadcasted live by CBS, fans and bettors are eagerly dissecting every detail in search of NFL Week 18 betting insights that may guide predictions or wagers.
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers 1/7/24
|Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 4:25 PM ET
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Jaylon Johnson is listed as doubtful for #CHIvsGB while Kyler Gordon, Cole Kmet and several others are listed as questionable.
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Justin Fields QB vs. Jordan Love QB
Justin Fields has begun to demonstrate his potential as an explosive dual-threat quarterback this season. Completing 61% of his attempts and tossing 16 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions while also scrambling for over 500 yards, Fields could present major problems to Green Bay’s defense; provided that his off-script improvisation does not lead to turnovers, his big play ability gives Chicago an advantage.
Jordan Love has had an admirable debut season as a full-time starter, showing signs of improvement during 16 games despite some growing pains. While he may not have always shown his full potential with big arm accuracy or turnovers (11 interceptions so far), Love will need to stay efficient to match Fields and keep pace with Chicago’s fierce pass rush and avoid sacks and pressure that would threaten to undermine his success as part of a successful outcome for the Packers.
Bearing the Rush: Chicago’s Ground Game and Aerial Assault
Chicago’s rushing attack has been led by Khalil Herbert, who has amassed 583 yards on 120 attempts and averages an impressive 4.9 yards per carry. Herbert’s ability to find gaps and convert short gains into significant yardage has been key for Chicago. Meanwhile, tight end Cole Kmet stands out among their receiving corps with 70 receptions for 678 yards including six touchdowns – making him Fields’ favorite target and providing Chicago with a reliable option in their passing game.
Green Bay’s Offensive Harmony: Balancing the Ground and Air Game
Patrick Taylor has contributed 141 yards on 32 carries for the Packers’ rushing game, providing necessary balance. Romeo Doubs has been an absolute revelation at receiving, recording 59 receptions for 674 yards and 8 touchdowns. His combination of speed and precise route running creates scoring opportunities.
NFL Betting Odds: Green Bay Packers -148, Over/Under: 44
The betting odds favor the Packers, with a -148 moneyline and a 3-point advantage in the spread. The over/under is set at 44, reflecting expectations of a moderately high-scoring affair.
Chicago Bears Betting Trends
Chicago are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games.
Chicago are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Chicago are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games against Green Bay.
Bears are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games against Green Bay.
Chicago are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Green Bay’s last 6 games.
Green Bay are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 7 games against Chicago.
Green Bay are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference North division.
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Betting Picks
Based on historical data, current form, and team dynamics, this game tilts heavily in favor of the Packers. Considering their history against Chicago at Lambeau Field is indisputable. While Fields and his teammates have shown glimpses of brilliance on occasion, Love’s efficient passing and Doubs’ receiving prowess appear better suited to control this matchup than Fields can.
Online betting websites reflect this sentiment, favoring the Packers. However, the Bears’ recent ATS record suggests they could keep it closer than expected. The key will be whether the Bears’ defense can contain Love and disrupt the Packers’ passing rhythm.
Score Prediction: Packers 27, Bears 20