The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears only have pride to play for at this point of the NFL season.
While that's not a surprise when it comes to the Bears, few people would have thought Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would be sitting at 4-8 heading into this Week 13 matchup.
Rodgers left Green Bay's Week 12 Sunday Night Football loss with an oblique injury, but he's expected to be on track to return against the Bears on Sunday. The Bears' starting QB, Justin Fields, is also nursing an injury this week. His Week 13 status is unknown after missing their Week 12 game against the Jets.
Let's dive into the odds for this game.
Packers vs. Bears Odds, Spread, and Total
Packers vs. Bears Betting Trends
- Packers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games
- The OVER is 6-3 in the Packers' last nine games
- Packers are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games against Bears
- Packers are 11-1 straight up in last 12 games in Chicago
- Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last five games
- The OVER is 6-0 in the Bears' last six games
- Bears are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against NFC North opponents.
Packers vs. Bears Prediction and Pick
This game is tough to handicap and bet on until we find out who is starting at QB for both teams. So, what we have to do is take a look at every position outside of quarterback. Which team is better?
Well, the stats show that it's an easy answer. The Packers rank 15th in net yards per play heading into this game, while the Bears rank 25th.
Over each team's last three games, few have been worse defensively than the Bears, who rank 29th in opponent yards per play over that stretch, allowing 5.9 yards per snap. They even allowed Mike White and the New York Jets to torch them for 7.5 yards per play last week.
The Packers defense ranks 19th in opponent yards per play and they also rank high in other key areas, like eighth in third down defense.
If you want to bet on the game before the quarterback situations are announced, lay the points the Packers and hope we get an Aaron Rodgers vs. Trevor Siemian game.
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