Packers vs. Bears Week 17 Prediction
The Packers can clinch the No. 1 seed with a victory over the Bears on Sunday, but will they cover as a road favorite for this 4:25 p.m. ET NFC North matchup? Green Bay is currently a 4.5-point favorite versus Chicago, which has playoff hopes of its own.
105 Green Bay Packers (-4.5) at 106 Chicago Bears (+4.5); o/u 48.5
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 3, 2021
Venue: Solider Field, Chicago, IL
Green Bay Packers DFS Spin
Aaron Rodgers completed 21-of-25 passes for 231 yards with four touchdowns and an interception in the Packers' Week 16 win over the Titans. This was a rebound game for Rodgers, who had 143 yards on 29 attempts last week. Rodgers got the Packers out to an early lead with a touchdown to Equanimeous St. Brown and a pair of scores to Davante Adams. He then added another TD to Adams in the second half. The MVP frontrunner, Rodgers has at least three touchdowns in five of his last six games and a 44:5 TD/INT ratio on the season. Even without a win in Week 17, the Packers can clinch the No. 1 seed with a Seahawks or Saints loss.
Chicago Bears DFS Spin
Mitchell Trubisky completed 24-of-35 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Bears' 41-17, Week 16 win over the Jaguars, adding 10 rushing yards and a third touchdown on the ground. Trubisky has been a legitimate QB1 since reclaiming starting duties in Week 12, and the Bears have won three in a row to take claim of the final No. 7 seed in the NFC playoff picture ahead of a Week 17 date with the Packers. Trubisky has a 10:4 TD:INT mark with an 11th touchdown on the ground since taking back over under center. His interception in this one was as boneheaded as they come, tossing a wobbling duck into the end zone on first down where he should have just thrown the ball away. But Trubisky has certainly cut down on the mistakes over the last month. His touchdowns in this one were five- and 22-yard hookups to Jimmy Graham and a six-yard keeper on the ground. Trubisky gets Green Bay in Week 17 where he'll be a boom-bust back-end QB1.
Packers vs. Bears Betting Prediction
The favorite is 14-6 against the spread in the last 20 meetings between these two teams, while the Packers have covered in 19 of their last 26 games against the Bears and in 16 of their last 21 trips to Chicago. The Bears, meanwhile, are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games coming off an ATS win, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight divisional games and are 3-9 at the betting window in their last 12 games versus an opponent that owns a winning record.
NFL WEEK 17 BETTING PREDICTION: GREEN BAY PACKERS -4.5