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Packers-Bears Thanksgiving Preview

The Green Bay Packers halted a three-game slide and righted the ship in Week 11, topping division rival Minnesota 30-13 in impressive fashion. Next up on the docket for the Pack is a home date with another NFC North foe in the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Shark Bites
  • The Bears are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against NFC North opponents.
  • The Packers are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last 7 TNF games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Bears' last 8 games.

Green Bay backers have loved seeing the Bears on the schedule, and for good reason. The Pack are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 against the Bears, largely due to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s struggles versus the green and gold. Cutler owns a 1-12 lifetime record versus the Packers while tossing 22 interceptions during that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Bears were listed as 7-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 48.

A 24-22 result in favor of the Bears is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bears will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 6-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Green Bay Packers are 6-4 ATS. Chicago is 4-6 on the over under betting totals; Green Bay is 3-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Green Bay vs Chicago injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Green Bay Packers rated this week at No. 7 and the Chicago Bears sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Green Bay Packers No. 9-ranked offense (24.9 PPG) against a Chicago Bears defense that ranks No. 22 at 25.1 PPG. The Packers passing attack has averaged 232.3 yards per game, more than the Bears give up through the air (217.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Chicago Bears own the league's No. 20-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 120.4 yards per game when on the road. Green Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marquess Wilson was good for 102 receiving yards in the Bears's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 17-15 to the Bears.

Green Bay won its last game, 30-13 over Minnesota on Sunday, behind a 109-yard receiving performance from James Jones at TCF Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chicago is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games
  • Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Green Bay's last 7 games
  • Green Bay is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to San Francisco, Sunday, December 6th
Green Bay at Detroit, Thursday, December 3rd