This week 18 NFL matchup between the Packers and Bears takes place on Sunday, January 7th at 4:25 ET. The Packers will host the Bears at Lambeau Field with the game being televised on CBS.
CHICAGO BEARS VS GREEN BAY PACKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago Bears +3
This game will be played at Lambeau Field at 4:25 ET on Sunday, January 7th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 21-20 in favor of the Packers.
- Our projections have Justin Fields finishing with 157.999 passing yards on 14.255/24.232 passing.
- The Packers are projected to finish with 328 yards of offense compared to the 315 yards for the Bears.
Will the Bears Win on the Road?
This season, the Bears are 4th in the NFC-North on an overall record of 7-9. In non-conference games, their record is 1-4 while going 6-5 in NFC action. When it comes to the spread, the Bears have a 8-6-2 record. Heading into week 18, their scoring margin is at -0.7 (per game).
On offense, the Bears are averaging 21.9 points per game, putting them 14th in the NFL. Looking at their performance in the passing game so far, Chicago is 27th in passing yards per game, where they have an average of 186.2. Additionally, their passing yards per attempt of 6, places them 13th in the league.
The Bears come into the game handing the ball off 31.8 times per game and are currently 2nd in rushing yards. Their average yards per attempt is 4.5.
In terms of defense, the Bears hold the 19th position in tackles for loss and are ranked 17th in sacks. Opponents are managing to score an average of 22.6 points and gain 317.4 yards per game against them.
Can the Packers Hold Strong at Home?
In 16 games, the Packers have a 8-8 record. This has them situated 2nd in the NFC-North and 7th in the NFC. The Packers’ scoring margin thus far is currently at +1.6. This has contributed to an ATS record of 8-8.
For this season, the Green Bay offense has an average of 22.9 points per game, placing them at 10th in the league. Heading into week 18, Green Bay ranks 14th in passing attempts and is averaging 6.7 yards per attempt (8). With 228.8 passing yards per game, they hold the 17th spot in the league.
So far, the Packers have run the ball an average of 25.9 times per game and currently hold the 15th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 4.2 yards which is 10th.
Defensively, Green Bay is 13th in points allowed. So far, opponents are averaging 21.3 points per game against them on 344.0 yards allowed per contest.