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Bears at Packers Betting Preview

Published on 12/11/2021
By Scott Gramling
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is having yet another fantastic season.
Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wis / USA TODAY NETWORK
12/12 8:20 PM ET
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127CHICHI
43
375
30
128GBGB
-11
-550
45

Three things you should know before betting on Bears-Packers:

1. Nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers has tormented plenty of NFL opponents throughout his career, but none more than the NFC North rival Bears. If you eliminate the November 2013 matchup in which Rodgers was lost for the game after suffering a broken collarbone when he was sacked on Green Bay’s opening series, the future Hall of Famer is 22-4 straight-up and 20-6 against the spread in his career when facing Chicago. That includes records of 5-0 straight-up and 4-1 against the spread in games played at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field since the start of the 2016 season, with the Packers outscoring the Bears by an average margin of 12.4 points over the five games.

2. The Bears are 3-9 against the spread over their past dozen divisional games, which includes a 1-2 against-the-spread record in divisional games this season. All three of Chicago’s 2020 divisional road games went Over the total. An average of 58.7 points were scored over the three games, with 50 or more total points scored in all three. A total of 60 or more points were scored in each of the two divisional road games the Bears played over the second half of last season, one of which was a 41-25 loss as an 8.5-point road favorite at Green Bay in a game that closed with a total of 44.

3. Seven of the nine divisional games Green Bay has played since the start of last season have gone Over the total, as 50 or more total points have been scored in all but one of the nine games. The Packers have scored an average of 33.8 points over those nine divisional games while allowing an average of 23.7 points per game.

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