The Green Bay Packers are 8-2 SU and ATS over their last 10 games against the Chicago Bears, and will try to clinch the NFC North with a win over the Bears this Sunday at Soldier Field.
Green Bay is 11-3 ATS at Soldier Field since 1999, while over-under bettors have seen 9 of the past 10 meetings played between these NFC North rivals play UNDER the total.
There rae numerous trends pointing to a Green Bay victory here. They are 6-0 SU, 5-1 ATS in their past 6 as a favorite and 17-2 SU in their past 19 divisional games. They are also 10-1 ATS in their past 11 divisional games.
Chicago is just 1-4 SU and ATS over its last five games since starting the season off 7-1 SU and 5-2-1 ATS. Jay Cutler is expected to play this week despite leaving last week's game with a neck injury.
Bettors looking to side with the Bears in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Sportsbook.ag, while the total was sitting at 42. The line climbed to -3 at while the total inched up to 43.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 6 and the Packers sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 29-25 result in favor of the Bears this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 14-ranked offense (23.7 PPG) against a Packers defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.5 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 192.5 yards per game, less than the Packers give up through the air (235.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Packers feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 116.8 yards per game. Chicago, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.
The Packers were a 27-20 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lions. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (47) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Randall Cobb did much of the damage, producing 102 receiving yards as Green Bay beat the Lions 27-20 at Lambeau Field.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 21-14 loser as they battled the Vikings on the road. The Bears failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 35 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago lost its last outing 21-14 against Minnesota on Sunday, getting a 160-yard receiving performance from Brandon Marshall in a losing cause at The Metrodome.
Green Bay Packers Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the division are 10-0
Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 5-5
A few Packers at Bears trends to consider:
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Green Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Green Bay's last 10 games when playing Chicago
Green Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Green Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing Green Bay
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Green Bay home to Tennessee, Sunday, December 23
Chicago at Arizona, Sunday, December 23