Monday Night Football hosts one of football’s biggest rivalries tonight when the Chicago Bears visit the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
The Bears limp into Green Bay for their matchup with the Packers. Chicago is 4-3 SU and 1-5-1 ATS, but will be without four defensive starters and their starting quarterback for tonight’s game.
Jay Cutler was injured and will be replaced by Josh McCown at quarterback.
The Bears have only covered one of their games this season, which they routed the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, since they beat Pittsburgh the Bears have gone 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS.
Green Bay on the other hand is 5-2 SU and ATS and is 4-0 SU and ATS over their past four games. They two have had numerous injuries to deal with, but thanks to the great play of Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, the Packers are back on top of the NFC North.
On some sports books, the Packers are an 11.5-point favorites, but for most they are 10.5 to 11 points such as on Bovada, betonline and topbet.
However, some say the line will start inching its way up and could reach 13 points prior to kickoff. As of Monday morning early, the Packers were 10.5-point favorites on Bovada and betonline.
Of late, the series has been all Green Bay as the Packer are 5-0 SU and ATS over the past five head-to-head games, including the NFC title game in 2010. The Pack has won six consecutive games in the series.
Green Bay is a half a game ahead of Detroit and one game ahead of Chicago in the division. The Packers, since 2011, have a record of 13-2 ATS versus opponents from the NFC North.
Chicago has had two weeks to get ready for the Packers but even when the defense was healthy, they had their problems against the pass.
Chicago has allowed more yards versus the pass than any other NFL team. The Bears defense could spend a great deal of time on the field if its offense cannot play well and eat some time off the clock.
Green Bay’s defense against the pass has improved since the first of the season. If the Packers can shut down the passing game of Chicago then they will have a huge edge in the game, as they are very good against the run.
Eddie Lacy, the Packers rookie running back has given his team more versatility as he has started to run well. Even though the Packers have lost key players on offense, Rodgers has overcome that by hitting his backups.
This game should be dominated by Green Bay from start to finish.
Pick: Green Bay 35-7