Week 1 Sunday Night Football Betting: Bears vs. Packers
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Sunday Night Football makes its long awaited return this upcoming NFL football betting weekend with a thrilling NFC North rivalry. Being a Week 1 matchup, not much is at stake in terms of divisional ranking. However, given the bitter blood between these two franchises, it’s safe to say that there’s plenty of emotion at stake. Let’s check on the NFL sports betting odds to see what kind of matchup the bookies are predicting for this Sunday Night Football betting matchup.
Wk. 1 – Sunday Night Football – Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, September 9th
When: 8:20 pm ET
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Stream: NBC Extra, NFL Game Pass
NFL Football Betting Odds:
The Bears are coming off a meager 5-11 season and will be looking to further develop Mitchell Trubisky this time around. Chicago drafted Mitch No. 2 overall last season, much to the ire of their fan base, especially since they had to trade up to get him. But in the end, Trubisky’s performance wasn’t the worst we’ve seen out of a rookie quarterback. Ultimately it might not have been enough to validate how high he was chosen but we’ll have to see how he fares this year. Trubisky will have a new coach, Matt Naggy, leading the charge this season. The Naggy-led Bears posted a 2-3 preseason record through 5 preseason matches. Unfortunately for Naggy’s unit, they’ll have to kick the season off against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Players to Watch: Mitchell Trubisky (2,193 passing yards, 7 TD, 7 INT), Jordan Howard (1,122 rushing yards, 9 TD, 1 F), and Joshua Bellamy (376 receiving yards, 1 TD, 24 REC).
Green Bay Packers
The Packers missed out on the playoffs last season after posting a 7-9 record. Undoubtedly, Green Bay’s postseason absence can be chalked up to Rodgers’ injury. The Super Bowl winning quarterback went down early in the season and missed most of 2017’s actions. Without their star quarterback winning them games in the 4th quarter, Green Bay fell out of playoff qualification. However, with Rodgers back and healthy, on top of a handful of offseason changes, Green Bay is now poised to make a run for the Super Bowl. Or at least, that’s what most NFL football betting pundits are anticipating. In the offseason Green Bay bolstered their defense, added a tight end target for Rodgers and gutted their coaching staff. These moves should result in Green Bay winning the NFC North, at the very least.
Players to Watch: Aaron Rodgers (1,675 passing yards, 16 TD, 6 INT), Jamaal Williams (556 rushing yards, 4 TD, 0 F), and Davante Adams (885 receiving yards, 10 TD, 74 REC).
Week 1 Sunday Night Football Betting Predictions
Week 1 Sunday Night Football Betting Picks
So which way should cell phone betting players lean in this Sunday Night football betting matchup? All things considered, Green Bay is the safest way to go here. The money line isn’t offering much value here so you’ll be better off sticking to the spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 35-14 Green Bay.