The Chicago Bears opened as just 3-point home favorites but the spread quickly moved up to -6, making it one of the biggest opening-to-update moves of Week 10.
The Bears lost on the road to the Saints and neglected to cover as a 7.5-point underdog back in Week 8, but they are rested after enjoying a bye in Week 9. Chicago has been held under 20 points in six of their eight games this season.
Green Bay continued its post-Rodgers (injured) demise last weekend, losing 30-17 to the Detroit Lions. Third-year pro Brett Hundley looks lost out there, dropping the Packers’ ATS record to 3-5. He’s desperate to keep Green Bay’s record above .500 but the Packers will be lucky if they even manage to keep this game under a one-score differential on the road in Chi-town.
Betting Preview for the Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears NFL Week 10 Game on November 12 2017
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
When: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1 PM EST
Line: Green Bay Packers (+6) vs. Chicago Bears (-6) – view all 2017 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (4-4)
Aaron Rodgers for MVP right? His absence is showing just how good he is and how bad the depth is on the Packers. Brett Hundley’s numbers look half decent on the surface but if you watched the game the defense was just daring him to make some plays and he didn’t.
The running game was a joke too. Aaron Jones had been providing a steady force but he was bottled up and no other runner stepped up. This offense is so ordinary right now. Too many of the passes are way too short. I like the trio of Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. They can make plays and get open but you have to have the guts to get the ball in there.
Having a healthy Martellus Bennett at TE would really help the offense right now too. His status is unknown right now. There is not a single level of the defense that the Packers can feel real comfortable with right now. They just got shredded by Matt Stafford on Monday night.
What will most help them is that Chicago has a rookie QB and some significant offensive limitations. They still have to play though. Losing Rodgers affects the defense too. With the offense sputtering they are going to see the field that much more. Plus they now have to be finer in their performance.
Betting on the Chicago Bears (3-5)
Chicago is coming off the bye this week. The extra time should have been useful as they try and get their rookie signal caller up to speed. So far we are not seeing much from Mitch Trubisky. The Bears do have a good ground attack and defense so they are not force feeding him to see how he reacts.
Jordan Howard is 5th in rushing this season, following up a stellar rookie campaign. He and Trubisky could be a nice combo for a long time if the QB hits. The receiving corps is a joke. Look for them to upgrade their in the offseason. You have to be able to make plays down the field to keep defenses honest.
Chicago has kept themselves in games with their defense. There are not a lot of stars there but they make some plays and are fundamentally sound. Look for them to be ultra aggressive in this game, and try to force Alex Smith into some tough throws, and get him rattled so he will turn the ball over.
No way are the Bears favourites if Rodgers was playing and no way can you back Green Bay while he isn’t. This is going to be one of the more boring games of the weekend. Look for Hundley to still struggle and for Chicago to be able to stay with a conservative game plan. The Bears with their running game will convert a few touchdowns and that will be the difference. Pick: Bears (-5.5)
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