Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers: Betting odds on Thursday night’s game

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The Chicago Bears surprised many folks with a Week 3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. With a Thursday Night Football game looming, how will the Bears fare against their division rival, Green Bay Packers?

The Spread

The Chicago Bears are 1-2 through three weeks of the 2017 season. More importantly, they are 2-1 against the spread through three games this season.

The Packers are seven points favorites, and it is a fair line considering the game is in Green Bay. The only road game the Bears played this season was against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That game ended in a blowout in favor of the Bucs.

The Bears have a decent chance to cover for one reason alone – well, two: Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen.

The Bears continue to run the ball successfully even without a threat of a passing game. And if the Bears can continue to ground and pound teams, they will be in almost every game.  Keeping Aaron Rodgers off the field is one of the few ways to stop him, and a good run game is how to do that.


The over/under for this matchup is set at 45.5 total points.

A Thursday night game screams under.

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Thursday night games have been known to be ugly and mediocre football. Teams have less time to prepare and recover from the previous week’s game. The Bears and Packers know each other well, considering they play twice a year every year.

On one hand, the Bears have not shown they own a high-powered offense. But on the other, Aaron Rodgers has a chance to create a couple touchdowns on his own. If this was a Sunday night game, the over should be a popular pick, but alas.

Money line

+265 Bears

-330 Green Bay

At +265, the Bears are getting good value once again.

A Thursday night game paired with a division rival is as wonky as it can get. In games with rivals, more often than not, stats and records do not matter all too much. The Bears have the ability to chew the clock and shorten the game. The Bears secondary played well against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, so it will be interesting to see if a repeat performance is in order.

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The Chicago Bears road woes continue. The Green Bay Packers pull out a close one, 23-20. The Bears will continue to have success running the ball, but cannot get a big throw when they need it. If that turns out to be the case, it is only a matter of time before Mitch Trubisky starts getting consistent reps with the first team offense.

Betting odds provided by @SportsActionApp