The Chicago Bears can join the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs if they can beat Aaron Rodgers and company at Soldier Field in Week 17. It’s as simple as that for the Bears, though beating the Packers right now is definitely easier said than done. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears Regular Season Week 17 Game on January 3, 2021
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
When: Sunday, January 3, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (-5.5)
Regular Season Record: 12-3
If you bet the under in the Packers’ last game, thinking that the snow on Lambeau Field was going to slow down Green Bay’s attack, then you might just have learned a new lesson: that not even the elements can stop Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. Rodgers tore through the Titans’ defense for 231 passing yards and four touchdowns with just an interception on 21-of-25 completions. Adams, on the other hand, went off for 142 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 11 catches and 12 targets. Rodgers is playing at an MVP level this season. He has 4,059 passing yards and four touchdowns with just five interceptions while leading the league with an 83.9 quarterback rating, per ESPN. The Bears know all about Rodgers’ greatness. After all, Rodgers had 211 passing yards and four touchdowns with zero turnovers on 21-of-29 completions in a 41-25 home win over Chicago back in Week 12.
The Packers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against the Bears.
Betting on the Chicago Bears (+5.5)
Regular Season Record: 8-7
Mitchell Trubisky is doing a fine job of keeping the Bears’ afloat. The Bears have gone undefeated in three games, though all those wins were against teams out of playoff contention. In their last game, the Bears walloped the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road, 41-17. Trubisky went 24 of 35 for 265 passing yards and two touchdowns and an interception in that game. However, people should not sleep on running back David Montgomery, who is on a roll, since Week 12, Montgomery has rushed for 529 yards and six rushing scores. Montgomery had 103 rushing yards on 11 carries to go with a receiving touchdown in the loss to Green Bay. Allen Robinson also had a nice game against the Packers, leading the Bears with 74 receiving yards and a couple of touchdowns on eight catches. How the Bears will fare in slowing down Rodgers will be the biggest key to success for Chicago. The Bears are ninth in the league with 22.3 points allowed per game and eight with an opponents’ pass completion percentage of 63.29.
The under is 7-3 in the Bears’ last 10 games at home.
The Packers win, 28-24.
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