Bears Packers, Week 9 Monday Odds
Green Bay owns the NFC North. The Packers are 12-1 against the spread in their last 13 NFC North games.
Green Bay is an 11.5-point favorite over the visiting Chicago Bears on Monday. The Bears lost QB Jay Cutler to a groin injury in a loss to the Washington Redskins. Journeyman Josh McNown is expected to start for the Bears, who also will be without top linebacker Lance Briggs at Lambeau Field.
The Packers have won six consecutive games against the Bears, covering the spread in five of six. The Pack is also dominant as home chalk, covering the spread eight straight times.
Nine of the last 10 meetings between the Packers and Bears have stayed UNDER the total.
The Packers sit at 5-2 (5-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bears are currently 4-3 (1-5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Green Bay is 4-3 OU, and Chicago is 6-1 OU.
Bettors who were going with the Packers in this one found them listed as 11-point favorites on the Monday Night Football betting line at Bovada late Saturday. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 50 and it remained there through the week GTbets.eu.
This game matches up the No. 1 (Packers) and the No. 14 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 33-27 result in favor of the Packers is predicted by handicapping models.
The Bears were a 45-41 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Redskins. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (86) made winners of OVER bettors. Matt Forte rushed for 3 TDs but Chicago still lost 45-41 versus Washington in their last outing on Sunday at FedExField. In their last gridiron battle, Jordy Nelson did much of the damage, producing 123 receiving yards as Green Bay beat the Vikings 44-31 at The Metrodome.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Green Bay's No. 3-ranked offense (30.29 PPG) against a Bears defense that ranks No. 29 at 29.43 PPG. The Packers passing attack has averaged 297.43 yards per game, more than the Bears give up through the air (273.71 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bears own the league's No. 31-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 149.33 yards per game when on the road. Green Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Bears at Packers trends to consider:
Chicago is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games
Chicago is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Green Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Green Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Green Bay is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago at Detroit, Sunday, November 10th
Green Bay at Philadelphia, Sunday, November 10th