Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears News & Picks
Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears
|Green Bay Packers||-5½ -110||51 -110 O||-240|
|Chicago Bears||+5½ -110||51 -110 U||+200|
**Odds as of 12/30**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Packers are 12-3 and a great deal of their success is due to future HOFer Aaron Rodgers’ performance this season. Rodgers has enjoyed a phenomenal season, and is heavily favored to win the regular season MVP award. With 4,059 passing yards, 44 touchdown passes, and only five interceptions this year, it’s no surprise A-Rod leads the pack. Rodgers currently owns a staggering 119.4 quarterback rating for the season.
That is good for 3rd all time, which would give him 1st and 3rd if it stays the same after this game. Green Bay fields the third-best offense in the league with Rodgers at the controls, and the defense is above average. Rodgers can lean a little on the NFL’s eight-ranked rushing offense, with RBs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon leading the way. Green Bay clinched the North for the third consecutive year, and are eyeballing the NFC’s top seed. If the Packers defeat the Bears this week, they’ll lock up home-field advantage in the NFC and a first-round bye.
Green Bay is surfing on a five-game winning streak, which began with a 41-25 whipping of Chicago on Thanksgiving Day. The Packers can earn a double-victory vs the Bears, because a loss will erase Chicago from the playoff picture. Look for a tense battle and an extremely entertaining matchup, but Green Bay covers. Packers 35, Bears 27
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
The Green Bay Packers already clinched a playoff spot, but they need to win in order to finish at the top of the NFC.
Both Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams (fourth in the league with 1,328 receiving yards) have been sensational, and now they have a more dangerous backfield with Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon.
The Packers average 31.6 points per game (best in the league) and the total has gone over in their last six games played in January.
Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears depend only on themselves to clinch a Playoff spot. If they win, they are in.
Trubisky has been playing really well lately, but nobody has been as good as RB David Montgomery (fifth in the league with 1001 rushing yards).
The Bears average 23.7 points per game and the total has gone under in 14 of their last 18 games at home.
A few weeks ago, the Packers beat the Bears 41-25.
Over/Under 50 ½