We have the second SNF of the new NFL season and an interesting NFC North duel on Sunday, September 18 awaits, so you can’t afford to overlook the best Bears vs. Packers betting pick and odds.
Chicago and Green Bay have a long-lasting rivalry which will produce another episode when they face in Week 2 at Lambeau Field. The Packers are 10-point favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at 42 points. These NFC North foes have met twice in 2021 and the Packers won both games.
Bears surprised the 49ers in Chicago
The Chicago Bears entered Week 1 of the new NFL campaign as -6.5 point underdogs at home against the San Francisco 49ers but won 19-10. Chicago was 10-0 down midway through the third quarter but then scored 19 unanswered points and completely stopped San Francisco’s offense to celebrate an unlikely victory.
The Bears totaled only 204 yards opposite San Francisco’s 331, which didn’t matter in the end. Justin Fields completed eight of 17 passes for 121 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Dante Pettis and Equanimeous St. Brown caught those TD passes, while Khalil Herbert rushed for a touchdown. Dominique Robinson had 1.5 sacks, while Roquan Smith led the team with nine tackles.
Wideout N’Keal Harry is still sidelined with an ankle injury and is not expected to return to the field before October.
Packers humiliated in Minneapolis
The Green Bay Packers suffered an unpleasant 23-7 road loss to the divisional foes Minnesota Vikings, and even though they were 2-point dogs, a lot more was expected from them. It was obvious that Aaron Rodgers don’t have a reliable receiver to connect with. In fact, running back AJ Dillon was the team’s leading receiver with 46 yards on five receptions. Dillon was a bright spot on offense as he scored the Packers’ lone touchdown (rushing).
Rodgers had a weak game as he completed 22 of 34 passes for 195 yards and one interception. We are not used to seeing Rodgers without at least one passing TD, but that was the case in this defeat. He was also sacked four times for the loss of 33 yards. De’Vondre Campbell was solid on defense with 11 tackles combined.
Tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and wide receiver Allen Lazard (ankle) are questionable to face Chicago on Sunday.
- 4-9 ATS in the last 13 games overall
- 4-9 ATS in the last 13 games as a road underdog
- 5-14 ATS in the last 19 vs. NFC rivals
- 0-5 ATS in the last five vs. NFC North opponents
- 7-1 ATS in the last eight games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game
- 7-2 ATS in the last nine home games
- 9-4 ATS in the last 13 vs. NFC rivals
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Pick
Green Bay cannot repeat its disappointing offensive display from Minneapolis. Chicago seems far more disciplined than the last year, but it was only one game and we will see how the Bears will cope against the Packers, who dominate this matchup in recent seasons. The Bears are 7-22 ATS in the last 29 H2H meetings, while the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the previous five H2H duels. Although without a top wideout at his disposal, Rodgers is known for making something out of nothing and I expect him to bounce back from a weak performance in Week 1.
Pick: Take the Packers at -9.5 (-115)
Chicago’s offense is lacking firepower and I think the visitors will struggle in this one, so if they score more than one touchdown, they should consider themselves lucky. I do expect the Packers to give us much more offensively, but I don’t believe they will score 40 points. Under is 19-7 in the Bears’ last 26 games following an ATS win; Under is 5-2 in the Packers’ last seven games as a home favorite, while Under is 9-3 in Green Bay’s last 12 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points.
Pick: Go Under 43.5 points (-130)