|2013 ESPN NFL Monday Night Football Week 9 Odds: Bears vs. Packers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 04 November 2013 14:30|
Bears vs. Packers Odds
Green Bay is 5-2 on the season, 3-0 at home and 5-2 against the spread. Chicago is 4-3 overall, 1-2 on the road and 1-5-1 against the spread. Green Bay has won six straight over Chicago coming into this game.
Trends show that the Bears are just 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 meetings with Green Bay and 1-4 ATS in their last five trips to Green Bay. These two have hit the under in 10 of their last 11 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Packers are the favorite at home, as they have odds of -10.5 points against the Bears on Monday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Packers favored by 11 points. The spread climbed up to 12.5 points before falling back to 10.5. The over/under total opened at 49 points and made a slow climb up to 51.
The Packers are coming off a 44-31 win at Minnesota last week. Green Bay has won four straight coming into this game despite battling through a lot of injuries to key players on both sides of the ball. The offense is producing just under 340 yards per game while the defense is holding opponents to 331.2 yards per game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 2,191 yards and 15 touchdowns this season while Eddie Lacy has become a steady back, rushing for 446 yards and three scores. The defense is being led by A.J. Hawk, who has 59 tackles and three sacks.
Chicago is coming off a bye week, but the Bears lost 45-41 to the Redskins entering the bye. Chicago has actually lost three of its last four and the quarterback Jay Cutler is out indefinitely with a groin injury. Josh McCown will start at QB and has 204 passing yards with one touchdown this season. With Cutler out, Matt Forte could get more work. Forte has 533 rushing yards with six touchdowns along with 35 receptions for 262 yards. Charles Tillman has three interceptions and two forced fumbles to lead this defense.
In terms of Injuries, Green Bay linebacker Brad Jones (hamstring) is questionable while receiver James Jones (knee) is probable. Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) is listed as probable for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Green Bay, as the Packers are getting 65% of the wagers with odds of -10.5 points against Chicago on Monday night.