An all-NFC North divisional clash will take place at Soldier Field on Sunday as Justin Fields makes his first-ever start in the famed Bears/Packers rivalry.
The Bears have kept afloat in the divisional race, entering Week 6 with a solid 3-2 record. A win here would pull them even with the 4-1 Packers. With Fields under center, Chicago has added another element to their offensive attack, though it has been their defense that’s mostly given them a shot to win those games.
Green Bay will come into Chicago eagerly looking to test that defensive unit. Following a slow start to the year, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams seem to be clicking once again. The Packers are keeping the chains moving seemingly at will, and though the Bears’ defense might represent a step-up in class, it’s certainly a challenge that Green Bay will be up for.
It’s always special when these teams meet, and it’s even more important when there’s something valuable on the line – as is the case here in Week 6. Keep reading on beneath the posted live odds for data, trends, and analysis on this historic rivalry showdown. It’s the Bears and Packers, and we’ve got your betting needs covered!
They meet again.
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Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Live Odds & Betting History
*These odds are provided by BetOnline.ag
|Points Per Game||24.2||16.6|
|Points Against Per Game||24.4||20.0|
|Passing Yards Per Game||247.0||113.5|
|Rushing Yards Per Game||102.2||103.8|
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Prediction
While Green Bay enters with a 4-1 record, a lot of those games could have gone either way. They’ve had a lot of personnel changes, specifically along their offensive line – but in Week 6 there’s hope that Aaron Rodgers’ blocking unit will return to normal.
Elgton Jenkins and Josh Myers are scheduled to return to help out the Green Bay attack, and that tandem should really help in limiting the pressure of Chicago’s Akiem Hicks.
Through the air, the Packers remain elite – and they can and should be able to throw on Chicago. The Bears’ defense is steady but has faded of late. There are holes within the secondary, and Rodgers has the talent and vision to take full advantage. Davante Adams is seemingly winning any matchup he’s involved in right now, and that duo should connect for another big showing.
The Bears meanwhile enter down their top-two running backs. David Montgomery and Damien Williams are sidelined, so unproven Khalil Herbert will fill the void. And though Green Bay is not the best club at stuffing opposing rushers, with an untested back, it will be interesting to see how Chicago and Justin Fields cope with that uncertainty.
Through the air, Fields hasn’t looked great however, and those struggles might linger against Green Bay. Though the Packers are still without Jaire Alexander within their secondary, look for Green Bay to bring a ton of pressure instead, bully Chicago at the line of scrimmage, and hurry Fields relentlessly. Fields is elusive, but the Packers’ pass rush remains one of the best units in football.
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Packers vs. Bears Trends To Know:
- Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Packers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC.
- Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Over is 4-0 in Packers last 4 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Over is 4-1 in Bears last 5 vs. NFC North.
- Packers are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 meetings.
Though it’s fairly surprising to see such big money on the Packers trickle in throughout the week with their injuries, it’s a sign that this is the right side. The Bears’ offense has been brutal lately, and without them being able to truly open things up just yet for Justin Fields, it’s hard to see them finding much success.