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NFL Betting Preview: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

January 7, 2024



One of the oldest rivalries in the NFL will take place in week 18 of the NFL season when the Chicago Bears travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin to face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon with the game kicking off at 4:25 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on CBS.



The Chicago Bears enter this game with a record of 7-9 while winning four of their last five games and are on a two-game winning streak following a 37-17 win at home against the Atlanta Falcons in week 17 of the NFL season. Chicago has been a slightly below-average scoring team this season as they are averaging 21.94 points per game, however, they have been an above-average rushing offense as they are averaging 145.25 rushing yards per game which ranks 2nd in the NFL. 



Justin Fields has been solid this season as he enters this game leading the team in passing and rushing having completed 216 of 354 attempts for 2,414 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions while rushing for 630 yards and four touchdowns. The Chicago Bears will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Green Bay Packers.



Green Bay enters this game with a record of 8-8 and is in 2nd place in the NFC North following a 33-10 win on the road against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night which also extended their winning streak to two games and with a win in this matchup will make the NFC Playoffs. Jordan Love has looked great during the win streak as he has completed 41 of 61 attempts for 475 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. 



The Packers have been an above-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 22.88 points per game which ranks 11th in the NFL while also having a slightly above-average passing offense as they are averaging 228.75 points per game. Green Bay has been an above-average scoring defense as they are allowing an average of 21.31 points per game. The Green Bay Packers will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon.



BookMaker has the Green Bay Packers listed as 3-point favorites at home against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon in week 18 of the NFL season. Green Bay has won nine of the last ten including nine straight while going 9-1 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in nine straight games in the series. 



The Chicago Bears are 8-6-2 ATS overall, 4-4 ATS on the road, 6-5-1 ATS as an underdog, and 3-2 ATS in division games this season while the Green Bay Packers are 8-8 ATS overall, 4-3 ATS at home, 1-3 ATS as a favorite, and 3-2 ATS in division games on the year.



Green Bay has dominated the series against Chicago as they have won nine straight meetings. The Packers have also covered the spread in nine straight games in the series. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am laying the points with the Green Bay Packers when they host the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon in week 18 of the NFL season.

 

Spooky Express Pick: Green Bay Packers -3