Check out our free Bears vs Packers pick and preview for NFL week 2 game in Green Bay. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Bears vs Packers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 2
The Chicago Bears travel to take on the Green Bay Packers, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 8:20 PM ET and will be televised on NBC. The odds for this week 2 NFC North matchup have the Packers as the -10.0 point favorite on the spread.
Bears vs Packers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
- Where: Green Bay at Lambeau Field
- Date: Sunday, September 18th
- Betting Odds GB -10.0, CHI +358 | GB +-472 O/U 42.0
This week, the Bears will look to keep things rolling, after picking up a 19-10 over the San Francisco 49ers. Going into last week’s matchup, Chicago was 6.5 point underdogs on the spread. The team’s combined scoring of 29 points, fell below the posted betting line of 37.
The Bears 19 points was right in line with last year’s season average of 18.29.
For the game, Chicago ran the ball 37 times, finishing with 99 rushing yards. Although Khalil Herbert did not come away with a huge yardage total, he did pick up a rushing touchdown. On his way to compiling 121 passing yards, Justin Fields finished with a passer rating of 85.66. Despite his low passing yard total, Fields still threw for 2 scores. Leading the way at receiver was Dante Pettis, as he accumulated 51 yards and hauled in a touchdown.
In week 1, the Green Bay Packers dropped their NFC North matchup against the Vikings by a score of 23-7. Green Bay entered the game as 1.5 point underdogs on the spread. The two teams combined point total of 30 remained below the betting line of 46.
The Packers 7 points was a below average figure compared to last year’s squad that averaged 26.47 points per game.
For the game, Green Bay ran the ball 18 times, finishing with 111 rushing yards. The team’s leading rusher was Aaron Jones, who finished with just 49 yards and a per attempt average of 5. In the game, Aaron Rodgers completed 64% of his passes, leading to a total of 195 passing yards. Rodgers walked home from last week’s game without a passing or rushing touchdown. Leading the team in the passing game was AJ Dillon, who finished with 46 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 9.2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
As Green Bay faces off with Chicago, they are hoping to carry over last year’s momentum, as they defeated the Packers by scores 45-30 and 24-14.
(‘As of late, the Packers have dominated the head-to-head matchups, winning each of the last 5 games. The over-under record in these games sits at 3-2, with the average scoring total coming in at 52.8 points. The Green Bay Packers have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 5-0-0. The Bears offense has averaged 19.6 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Green Bay, compared to the Packers at 33.2.
Through their last 5 road contests, the Bears offense has averaged 23.0 points per game while allowing an average of 28.6. Chicago posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 2-3 ATS.
In their last 5 home games, Green Bay has averaged 30.4 points per game while allowing 20.6. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2.
Bears vs Packers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Bears 10.0
Free Total Prediction: Over 42.0
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