The Green Bay Packers are among the favorites to win Super Bowl 50 despite losing wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a season-ending knee injury, and they will begin their run against the Chicago Bears as solid road chalk in their season opener on the road Sunday at Soldier Field.
The Packers are 11/2 to win the Super Bowl and started last year 0-2-1 against the spread before covering their next four games en route to winning the NFC North for the fourth straight year.
They swept the Bears and covered both meetings as well, including a 55-14 rout at Lambeau Field that spelled the beginning of the end for former Chicago head coach Marc Trestman.
John Fox replaces Trestman and will be tasked with trying to help the Bears beat Green Bay for the first time since 2013. That road win was the first for Chicago in the series since 2010, as the Packers are 9-1 in the past 10 meetings and have covered eight of the last nine.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Chicago Bears in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 50.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction formulas pick a 28-22 win for the Packers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Green Bay Packers have seen them go 13-5 and 10-7-1 ATS so far this season, while the Chicago Bears are at 5-11 and 7-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 8-8, while the Packers are 12-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Green Bay injuries news.
The Chicago Bears sit at No. 30 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, while the Green Bay Packers are at No. 3 on that chart.
The game also pits Chicago’s No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 19.94 PPG, against a Packers defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 22.06 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 236.56 yards per game, more than the Packers secondary allows through the air, 222 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Green Bay Packers feature the league’s No. 30-rated road run defense, allowing 144.11 yards per game. The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Packers were Conference Playoff losers coming out on the wrong end of 28-22 score against Seattle.
In their last game, the Bears were Week 17 losers coming out on the wrong end of 13-9 score against Minnesota.
- Green Bay is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
- Green Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 15 of Green Bay’s last 22 games
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of Green Bay’s last 19 games on the road
- Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games
- Chicago is 4-13-1 ATS in its last 18 games at home
- Chicago is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Green Bay home to Seattle, Sunday, September 20th
Chicago home to Arizona, Sunday, September 20th