NFL football gambling handicappers have a lot of respect for the recent play of the Chicago Bears as they are proving their worth as a betting on NFL football contender.
The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game that will be televised on FOX with a kickoff time set for 3:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Green Bay as a 3 point favorite and with a total of 43.5.
This showdown marks one of the greatest rivalries in all of football betting and yet this is the biggest game in the history of the series, that dates back to the 1920’s and the founding of the NFL.
As intense as the Packers and Bears rivalry has been it has usually also been a case of one team being up and the other one being down. It is rare for both teams to be peaking at the same time and to be playing for such high stakes as is the case for Sunday.
The Bears beat out the Packers for the championship of the NFC North Division with a record of 11-5 straight up and 9-6-1 against the spread as 9 of their games went under the total. The Bears are coming off a 35-24 football gambling payout over the Seattle Seahawks last week in the divisional playoffs as 10 point favorites as the game went over the total of 42.5.
The Bears are hot and have paid out in their last 4 consecutive games.
Green Bay is also a hot commodity heading into this conference championship gambling matchup as they have paid out in 4 of their last 5 games including both of their playoff games. The Packers scored a 21-16 payout at Philadelphia in the wild card round as 1 point dogs and then decimated Atlanta last week in the divisional playoffs 48-21 as 1 point dogs with the game soaring over the total.
This game features two of the top defenses in NFL football gambling. The Packers would figure to have a slight edge at quarterback with Aaron Rodgers but the Bears have the better running game and special teams.