The first time the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears met this season, Aaron Rodgers added to his legend by guiding his team to a come-from-back behind win at home way back in Week 1. The Bears clearly will use that as a motivation in a home game against the Packers this Sunday. Will Rodgers victimize the Bears again? Or will Chicago get its sweet revenge? Going into the game, the sportsbook favors the home team by a touchdown. That’s right, the Bears are favored over the Packers in Week 15. It’s a different season folks.
Betting Preview for the Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears NFL Season Week 15 Game on December 16, 2018
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
When: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Green Bay Packers (+6) vs Chicago Bears (-6) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (5-7-1)
Maybe changing the head coach was all the Packers needed to turn their season around, though, the firing of Mike McCarthy this season could be too late this season. Nevertheless, the Packers ended a three-game skid with an emphatic 34-20 win at home over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. Aaron Rodgers went 21 of 32 for 196 passing yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions. Davante Adams was as dependable as ever, as he reeled in seven catches for 81 receiving yards and a touchdown. In the first meeting with the Bears this season, the Packers’ receiving corps came up big, with Adams posting 88 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Randall Cobb paced the team with 142 receiving yards with a touchdown on give catches. The Packers, however, have a backfield weapon now in Aaron Jones, who was not around in Week 1 due to a suspension. Jones, who had 8 rushing yards with a TD on 17 carries against the Falcons, gives the Packers a big threat on the ground
The Packers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven trips to Soldier Field.
Betting on the Chicago Bears (9-4)
The Bears are brimming with swag right now, especially after they just took down the mighty Los Angeles Rams at home last Sunday, 15-6. Chicago did not allow the Rams to score a touchdown, which was a magnificent achievement on its own. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, however, did leave much to be desired, as he threw for 110 passing yards and a touchdown with three interceptions. He needs to make better decisions with the ball as they can’t just let Aaron Rodgers have extra possessions. That said, the Bears’ defense is expected to make life hard for Rodgers – the same way they did against Rams QB Jared Goff. Goff was stymied by Chicago’s lethal stop unit. He posted just 180 passing yards, zero touchdowns, and four interceptions, while also getting sacked four times for a loss of 25 yards. The Bears have the best defense in the NFL going up against a great quarterback, whom Chicago has all the ability and equipment to slow down.
Chicago, which allows just 19.0 points and 309.9 total yards per game, is 4-0 SU and 4-0 ATS in its last four home games.
Chicago wins, 28-23.
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