NFL football gambling expectations have not been met by the Green Bay Packers although they are still in the betting on NFL football wild card playoff race.
The Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears on Sunday with a start time on FOX television of 4:20 PM ET. Sports-Gambling will have the side and over under lines on this NFC North rivalry showdown so be sure and open your account for action on this game.
If Green Bay wins this game they are in the playoffs no matter what else happens. The Bears scored a 20-17 home upset and payout over Green Bay as 3 point Monday Night home dogs on September 27 in the first meeting between the teams.
Green Bay has a record of 9-6 both straight up and with the football odds as they have gone under the total 9 times. The Packers defense has been highly impressive as second year coordinator Dom Capers has done an outstanding job with the unit as it ranks 9th overall and an even better 2nd for points allowed.
Green Bay’s weak ground game remains a concern as it ranks just 22nd in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers has done an excellent job of carrying the offense with a 101.9 QB rating and a 27/10 TD/INT ratio as he has passed for 3693 yards and an 8.3 yards per attempt average.
Greg Jennings has 1168 yards receiving with 12 TD’s to lead the Pack. Special teams have been a problem all year for Green Bay and could prove to be a fatal weakness with the odds NFL in their quest for a Super Bowl berth.
Chicago has a NFL football gambling record of 11-4 straight up and 8-6-1 against the spread with 8 of their games going under the total. The Bears have clinched the NFC North title. The Bears have won 2 in a row and 7 of their last 8 overall and are coming off a 38-34 home payout over the New York Jets.
The offense has steadily improved for Chicago and they rank 18th for scoring while the defense is a rock ribbed 4th for points allowed and has been the foundation of the team.