Great Online NFL Betting Bets to Make this Thursday
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2017 online NFL betting season continues this week as teams vie to earn a slight lead in their divisions. Right now, things are tight across the league as teams are still trying to figure out their identities. One of the biggest teams that we’re still trying to get a clear picture of is the Green Bay Packers – the team many NFL sportsbook players were picking to win the Super Bowl.
From what we’ve seen from the Packers so far this season, it would be ill-advised to call them Super Bowl bound. Green Bay picked up a solid win over the Seattle Seahawks to kick off the season but followed that up with a tough road loss against the Atlanta Falcons – the same team that sent them packing in last year’s playoffs. Furthermore, Green Bay struggled tremendously against the winless Cincinnati Bengals this past weekend, throwing more doubt onto an already questionable team.
This Thursday, the Pack will have an opportunity to up their stock in the views of the online NFL betting community when they host their NFC North rivals, the Chicago Bears. Beating the Bears is never easy and considering that Chicago is coming off an upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bears will be ready for war come Thursday.
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers – Thursday, September 28th
When: 8:25 pm ET
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TV: NFL Network
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Chicago Bears +7½ (-120) 45 ½ (-110)
Green Bay Packers -7½ (EV) 45 ½ (-110)
The Bears crawl into this Thursday night football contest with a 1-2 record that pegs them as the worst team in the NFC North. Being last in the division is nothing new for Chicago, considering that they’ve finished last in the North the last three years consecutively. Nevertheless, the big upset win over the Steelers this past weekend has sent a surge of energy throughout this team. And in a big time rivalry game like this Thursday’s match, the Bears could very well surprise us all. However, they’ll need to clean up their team a little bit if they’re to come into Lambeau Field and defeat Aaron Rodgers.
The Bears have committed 6 turnovers this season. Just 1 against the Packers could spell an early defeat for this team. Especially when considering that Chicago is averaging 15.7 points per game which is significantly behind the Packers’ average of 22.3.
Green Bay Packers
NFL betting sites like the Packers’ chances this Thursday. The Packers enter this game with the league’s 15th best scoring offense, 2nd best passing attack, and 10th best total offense. For comparison, Chicago wields the league’s 20th worst total defense and 12th worst pass defense. Considering that Aaron Rodgers will be playing on home turf, it’s safe to assume that the two-time MVP will have a field day this Thursday. Picking Green Bay on either the spread or money line is a great option.