Packers vs. Bears Total Prediction
The Chicago Bears can clinch the NFC North Division with a win Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at 1:00 p.m. ET. Is the betting total for this divisional matchup set too high?
317 Green Bay Packers at 318 Chicago Bears
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 16
Solider Field, Chicago, Illinois
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bears are 6-point favorites to beat the Packers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 45 points. As of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets are on the Bears to cover the point spread.
Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers completed 21-of-32 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons. It was all Rodgers in the first half of the post-Mike McCarthy era. He threw on seven of the nine plays on the opening drive, connecting with Davante Adams for a seven-yard touchdown to answer the Falcons’ opening score, and dropped back to throw on 26-of-32 plays in the first half including three scrambles for 44 yards. He probably should have thrown a pick-six in the second quarter, but he was able to break Tom Brady’s streak of 358 straight passes without an interception on an absolute dime to Randall Cobb for a 24-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the second half. Rodgers was not asked to do as much after that with the Packers up big, but he did come up with some key throws as the Packers looked to close out the game late. The box score is not impressive, but this was a good game from Rodgers. He will look to build on that next week in Chicago.
Mitchell Trubisky completed 16-of-30 passes for 110 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions in Chicago's Week 14 win over the Rams. This was Trubisky’s first start since Week 11 after missing three games with a shoulder injury. He looked fully healthy, but had trouble getting on the same page with his receivers. All of Trubisky’s interceptions came on bad missed throws, and his only touchdown went to OL Bradley Sowell at the goal-line. Trubisky’s rushing remained a factor with 23 yards on the ground, but he's now thrown for under 200 yards in three of his last five starts. Trubisky will try to rebound in Week 15 against the Packers.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 8-2 in the Packers’ last 10 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
The over is 4-0 in the Bears’ last four games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
The over has been a great play in this series, cashing in five straight meetings in Chicago and four straight overall. The over is also 4-1 in the Packers’ last five divisional games, is 8-2 in their last 10 games played in the month of December and is 36-17 in their last 53 road games. On the other side, the over is 7-3 in the Bears’ last 10 games overall and is 6-1 in their last seven games coming off a win.
NFL Week 15 Prediction: Packers/Bears over 45