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Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears NFC North Betting Preview

Posted by: Mike Davis
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears NFL Betting Picks

December football is here and NFL football betting fans are more than ready to take advantage of the thrilling opportunities. One matchup that is the definition of December football will be this weekend’s Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears NFC North battle. The Packers failed to live up to every single one of their expectations and finally parted ways with Mike McCarthy. The Bears on the other hand, look like a new team and are ready to pounce into the playoffs. So what kind of battle can we expect out of this Week 15 matchup? Let’s check on the NFL sportsbook betting odds to find out.

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears – Sunday, December 16th  

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

NFL Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Packers +5½ (-110) 45½ (-104)   +211
Bears -5½ (-110) 45½ (-116) -255
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Green Bay Packers        

Interestingly enough, when the Packers met the Bears in the opening week of the 2018 NFL football betting season, Green Bay was pegged as a massive -350 favorite over Chicago. Nearly a full season’s worth of action later and now the Packers are massive underdogs facing the Bears. Ultimately this has everything to do with the 5-7-1 record the Pack has posted this season. With no real hope of making the postseason, Green Bay can at least vie to spoil the Bears’ evening. Since Green Bay is 9-1 in their last 10 versus Chicago, it stands to reason that they should fare fairly well. However, this will be the second time they face a Bears team with Khalil Mack. The first time nearly saw Rodgers go down with a season-ending injury. In fact, the Packers nearly lost that game and truly the Bears did more to lose the game in the end than Green Bay did to win it.

Players to Watch: Aaron Rodgers (3,700 passing yards, 23 TD, 1 INT), Aaron Jones (720 rushing yards, 8 TD, 1 F), and Davante Adams (1,196 receiving yards, 12 TD, 92 REC).

Chicago Bears 

The Bears enter this Sunday’s matchup sporting a 9-4 record that pegs them as the best team in the NFC North. But with a 2-1 record in their last 3, Chicago will be looking to bunker down come Sunday. All in all the Bears are pretty healthy for a December football team seeing as how they only have two players on the injury report. This is quite fortunate since they’ll need to be as healthy as possible heading into the playoffs. At the end of the day the Bears have had more consistent success than Green Bay and should be able to get the job done.

Players to Watch: Mitchell Trubisky (2,579 passing yards, 21 TD, 12 INT), Jordan Howard (713 rushing yards, 5 TD, 1 F), and Tarik Cohen (679 receiving yards, 4 TD, 63 REC).

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • Green Bay is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing Green Bay
  • Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Green Bay
  • Chicago is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Green Bay
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears matchup? All things considered, the Bears are a decent pick here. Nevertheless, taking Rodgers straight up could pay off this Sunday. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 30-27 Green Bay.