2013 NFL on FOX Game of the Week Odds & Spread: Packers vs. Bears Print
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Friday, 27 December 2013 16:00
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Packers vs. Bears Odds

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CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) – The NFC North title is up for grabs on Sunday when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers at 4:25PM ET on FOX.

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Chicago is 8-7 overall, 5-2 at home and 4-10-1 against the spread. Green Bay is 7-7-1 overall, 3-4 on the road and 6-9 against the spread. Green Bay has won six of its last seven against Chicago.

Trends show that the Packers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games against the Bears and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 trips to Chicago. These two have hit the under in 13 of their last 16 meetings and 6 straight meetings in Chicago.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Green Bay is favored on the road, as the Packers have odds of -3 points against the Bears. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Green Bay favored by 2.5 points and it quickly moved up to 3. The over/under total opened at 52 points before slowly working up to 53.

Green Bay is coming off a 38-31 loss at Pittsburgh. The Packers are 2-5-1 in their last eight games, but the team is getting back Aaron Rodgers this week. He was injured early in the Nov. 4 loss to the Bears, the start of the eight-game slide. Rodgers has thrown for 2,218 yards and 15 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Eddie Lacy has rushed for 1,112 yards and 10 scores, but he is questionable for this game with an ankle injury. The defense is being led by A.J. Hawk, who has 116 tackles and five sacks.

The Bears had a chance to win the North last week, but instead lost 54-11 at Philadelphia. Chicago is now averaging 384.3 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 389.3 yards per contest. Jay Cutler has thrown for 2,395 yards and 17 touchdowns, but also has 11 interceptions. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall have combined for 180 receptions for 2,562 yards and 18 touchdowns. The defense is being led by Julius Peppers, who has 42 tackles and 6.5 sacks.

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In terms of Injuries, Chicago tackle James Brown (illness) is questionable while linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) is probable. Green Bay linebacker Brad Jones (ankle) is doubtful while receiver Randall Cobb (knee) is questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Packers, as Green Bay is getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -3 points at Chicago on Sunday.

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