The Packers are trying to stay in position for the NFC Wild Card while the Bears are still on the outside, looking in. This should be a very competitive game in football betting between these two long-time rivals.
NFL betting last week had the Chicago Bears getting a much needed win as they defeated St. Louis 17-9. It was not an impressive win though and they did not cover the football betting spread. Quarterback Jay Cutler started strongly but then did nothing down the stretch as the Bears held on. Chicago lost wide receiver Devin Hester to an injury and that didn’t help their offense. The defense did enough though to keep St. Louis out of the end zone. And they did it without linebacker Lance Briggs who missed the game with a sprained left knee.
Chicago has been a huge disappointment on offense this NFL betting season. Cutler leads the league in interceptions with 20 but he didn’t throw one last week against the Rams. Chicago’s running game finally did a little bit last week as Matt Forte ran for 91 yards and a TD.
Green Bay is part of the playoff race in the NFC thanks to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a defense that is playing well. The Packers have been in the Top 5 in the league in defense and in the Top 10 in offense as football betting stats show. That has meant some good success this NFL betting season. The Packers have two excellent receivers in Donald Driver and Greg Jennings for Rodgers to throw to and running back Ryan Grant is having another solid season.
The Packers have struggled against the Bears a little bit in NFL betting. They have lost six of the last ten in this football betting series although they did win 21-15 at home against Chicago earlier this season. The Bears have won three of the last five home games against Green Bay. Three of those five games went under the NFL betting total.
The statistics definitely favor the Packers in this matchup but some of the trends favor the Bears. Much of the NFL betting public will go with the Packers simply because Chicago has shown very little on either side of the ball this football betting season.