Online betting sites now have lines up for the Chicago Bears at the Green Bay Packers game in NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
The game is the regular season debut for Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler. It could be a betting online shootout with Cutler leading the Bears against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Online betting favors Green Bay in this game as they are 3.5 point favorites with a total of 46.5. The Bears will be led this season by Cutler who is coming off a season in which he threw for 4,526 yards and 25 TDs. He should improve a Chicago offense that was 26th in the league last season.
Chicago still has Matt Forte to run the ball but they are counting on Devin Hester and Earl Bennett to catch balls from Cutler.
Green Bay didn’t have many problems on offense last year as Rodgers led the 5th best unit in the league as online betting stats showed. The Packers have excellent receivers in Greg Jennings and Donald Driver and a solid running back in Ryan Grant. The problem for Green Bay was their defense and they took steps in the off-season to rectify that problem. The Packers brought in Dom Capers as defensive coordinator and switched to the 3-4 defense. The online betting results in the preseason were impressive and the Packers look much improved on defense.
Chicago and Green Bay split in online betting last year with each team winning at home. Betting online indicates that the Bears last won in Green Bay two years ago by a score of 27-20. The Bears are 2-5-1 in online betting in their last 8 games as a road underdog. The Bears are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September. The Bears are 0-4 in online betting in their last 4 vs. the NFC North. The road team is 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings between the two teams but the Bears are 5-11-1 in online betting in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Packers are 6-1 in online betting in their last 7 vs. NFC North. The Packers are 7-2 against the betting online number in their last 9 games in September. The Packers are 1-4 in online betting in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
The Under is 7-2 in the Bears last 9 online betting road games. The Over is 9-2 in the Packers last 11 games as a home favorite. The Over is 7-2 in the Packers last 9 betting online matchups vs. the NFC North.