12/22/08 Packers at Bears By the Numbers Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Monday, 22 December 2008 08:35

There’s Saturday night football in the NFL this week as the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears in a game where both teams need wins to keep their postseason hopes alive. Let’s take a look at the matchup, trends, injuries, odds and hand out a NFL free pick for Week 16.

Bet the Packers at Bears

Game Time: 8:35 PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made the Bears as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 40

Public Betting Information:

Public betting information shows that 69% of bettors favor the Bears -4 tonight.

Top Public Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1992

GREEN BAY is 19-13 against the spread versus CHICAGO since 1992

GREEN BAY is 23-10 straight up against CHICAGO since 1992

21 of 33 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

CHICAGO is 3-2 against the spread versus GREEN BAY over the last 3 seasons

CHICAGO is 3-2 straight up against GREEN BAY over the last 3 seasons

3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 season

All games played at CHICAGO since 1992

GREEN BAY is 11-5 against the spread versus CHICAGO since 1992

GREEN BAY is 13-3 straight up against CHICAGO since 1992

10 of 16 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons.

CHICAGO is 1-1 against the spread versus GREEN BAY over the last 3 seasons

CHICAGO is 1-1 straight up against GREEN BAY over the last 3 seasons

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 season

Key Player Injuries:

GREEN BAY

[DB] Atari Bigby missed last game, "?" - Shoulder - 12/14/08

[DE] Cullen Jenkins IR - Chest - 10/01/08

[DE] Kenneth Pettway IR - Knee - 12/02/08

[DT] Justin Harrell missed last game, "?" - Hip - 12/14/08

[FB] Korey Hall missed last game, "?" - Knee - 12/14/08

[LB] Danny Lansanah missed last game, "?" - Arm - 12/14/08

[LB] Nick Barnett IR - Knee - 11/10/08

[LS] JJ Jansen IR - Knee - 08/30/08

[OT] Mark Tauscher IR - Knee - 12/12/08

[RB] Kregg Lumpkin IR - Hamstring - 10/11/08

CHICAGO

[CB] Brandon McGowan IR - Ankle - 09/17/08

[CB] Nathan Vasher IR - Wrist - 11/29/08

[CB] Zackary Bowman IR - Bicep - 10/21/08

[DT] Dusty Dvoracek IR - Shoulder - 12/01/08

[FB] Jason McKie missed last game %27?%27 - Quad - 12/11/08

[LB] Darrell McClover IR - Hamstring - 11/25/08

[OT] Fred Miller IR - Shoulder - 11/22/08

[RB] Garrett Wolfe IR - Hamstring - 12/12/08

[WR] Marty Booker missed last game %27?%27 - Leg - 12/11/08

TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage:

TheSpread.com betting matchup has the Packers as a 1-point favorite heading into this game, essentially because they’ve had so much success in Chicago over the years. But while the Packers’ offense has been good, the defense has been atrocious. And although Bears’ defense has been hit and miss, they have something to play for with Minnesota losing to Atlanta on Sunday and could still win the NFC North. We like the Bears, but not as much as we like the over 40. Chicago has had success putting points on the board and they usually get great returns in the kicking game. We predict the Bears over the Packers 30-24, but note that the over is the best play tonight.

Bet the Packers at Bears

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Posted: 12/22/08 1:35 PM ET

 

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