Chicago Bears (0-0) vs Green Bay Packers (0-0)Date : 09/09/2018
Time : 8:20 pm EST
Location : Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers
The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packer will get together for an NFC North showdown on Sunday night at Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Sunday night at 8:20 pm EST. These two teams met twice in 2017 with the Packers winning both contests by an average of 14 points. The Pack would cash in on the spread in both instances while the over was the play in both games. The Bears would certainly like to get a win in week 1 after ending the preseason with a 2-3 record while also losing in week 4 to the Bills at home by a 28-27 score. The Bills would cash in on the spread (+3) while the over would be the play as the total was set at 36.5 points for the game. The Packers, after starting the preseason 2-0, would lose their last 2 outings, with their last being a 33-21 road loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on 8-30-2018 to where the Chiefs would cover (-3) while the over was also the play with the total being set at 36.5 points.
Chicago Bears's Latest Performance :
The Bears would be outscored 28-7 in the second half en route to their first loss in 2 outings against the Bills at home on 8-30-2018. They would pick up 20 first downs with 150 yards rushing alongside 176 passing yards. They would go 1 for 3 inside the red zone while holding the football for 33:22 minutes. Tyler Bray would go 19 of 29 with 180 yards and an INT while Ryan Nall (4 rushes, 79 yds, TD) and Knile Davis (19 rushes, 48 yds, TD) would pace the rushing attack in the loss. Taquan Mizzell would also have 9 rushes for 23 yards. Daniel Brown would have 2 catches for 46 yards while Tanner Gentry would have 4 grabs for 46 yards also.
The Bears would allow the Bills 23 first downs for the night with 187 rushing yards along with 126 passing yards. The Bills would also be allowed to go 3 of 3 for the night in the red zone while they held the ball for a total of 26:38 minutes. John Timu and Doran Grant would each get a pick in this matchup while Bilal Nichols had 1.5 sacks for the night. Jonathan Mincy, Cavon Walker, Abdullah Anderson, along with Kylie Fitts would each have 1 sack in the contest. Abdullah Anderson along with Isiah Irving would each have 4 tackles each as well.
Green Bay Packers 's Latest Performance :
The Chiefs would outscore the Packers 16-0 in the second half of their week 4 showdown at Arrowhead en route to a huge 33-22 win on 8-30-2018. They would pick up 22 first downs for the game on 71 yards on the ground versus 326 passing yards. The Packers D would also allow them to convert 2 of 5 within the red zone while holding the football for a total of 33:16 minutes. Herb Waters would have a sack in this game while Tyler Lancaster would lead the team in tackles for the night with 5. Greer Martini, Raven Green, along with Vince Beigel would have 4 tackles each in the loss.
The Packers offense would collect 16 first downs on 73 yards rushing along with 184 yards in the air. They would also go 2 for 2 inside the red zone while holding the football for a total of 26:44 minutes. Tim Boyle would end the game with 127 yards with a TD and 2 INT’s on 15 of 31 attempts while Deshon Kizer would go 5 of 7 for 57 yards along with a TD and an INT. Aaron Jones would rush 9 times for 34 yards and a TD while Joel Buagnon would rush 5 times for 19 yards total. Marquez Valdez Scantling (3 rec, 41 yds) and Geromino Allison (31-yard TD catch) would also lead the receiving corps for Green Bay in the loss. Robert Tonyan would also have 4 catches for 31 yards and a TD.
How Chicago Bears & Green Bay Packers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
With the regular season for 2018 about to roll around, there is a strong possibility to where one could conclude that, after analyzing the preseason for both teams, that the dominance of Green Bay will continue over their division opponent Chicago Bears in Sunday night’s matchup. Rodgers will be looking to regain his touch with his receivers while the Bears will likely call upon Mitch Trubisky to lead their offense against a Green Bay defense that started out very well to begin the preseason, yet, began to allow opponents to put up major points in their final two games of the preseason. In all, look for this to be an exciting game as it will likely entail both teams putting scores on the board often.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Green Bay Packers -8
My reason for the pick :
I will pick the home team to cover in this matchup as the Packers have had the Bears number in recent outings. In addition to this, the Packers will have a full compliment of players for this matchup which will certainly cause headaches for a Bears team that has had problems keep their defense off the field. In all, expect more of the same for the Bears while Green Bay will cash in big during week 1.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 47.5
My reason for the prediction :
I will have to pick the over in this contest in that the Bears, as stated, have not been able to stop anyone during the preseason. I happen to believe that it will get much worse in this matchup as Rodgers and company will certainly be at the helm at Lambeau looking to have a successful showing in week 1. Of course, the Bears will come to play as well, however, it would only be a matter of time before the Pack begins to click on both sides of the ball in this matchup, as they have done many times against their division foe in the past.
Betting trends for Chicago Bears:
- Under is 4-0 in Bears last 4 vs. NFC
- Under is 6-0 in Bears last 6 games overall
- Under is 5-0 in Bears last 5 road games.
Betting trends for Green Bay Packers :
- Over is 6-1 in Packers last 7 games in Week 1
- Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games
- Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC North