The Chicago Bears (3-9) play the Green Bay Packers (4-8) on Sunday, 4 at Soldier Field. Going into this Week 13 matchup, the Green Bay Packers are in third place in the NFC North. A tally of four wins is one more than what their opponents have managed all season, with the Chicago Bears seeing victory three times to go fourth in the NFC North. A run of five straight defeats has recently hit a sorry-looking Chicago Bears to leave their campaign hanging in the balance. Can they get back on track at the Soldier Field, or will the Green Bay Packers inflict more misery their way? Let’s check it out in this preview.
Chicago Bears VS Green Bay Packers Betting lines
Chicago Bears VS Green Bay Packers Betting expert picks
Chicago Bears VS Green Bay Packers Moneyline
Take the Green Bay Packers (-141) for the outright win as the Chicago Bears have had a tough time against NFC teams recently, losing 15 of their last 20 matchups. They’ll look to turn things around on Sunday. Instead, we like the look of the Green Bay Packers continuing their dominance in this series, having won five of their last five matchups against the Chicago Bears.
Chicago Bears VS Green Bay Packers Spread
The Green Bay Packers (-120) open up as the 2.5-point favorites over the Chicago Bears, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests a tight battle is likely, with a road win possible but not by much. The last five games between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have produced an average winning margin of 15.4 points, but the oddsmakers misjudged the spread by 12.9 points on average. The current spread is set at 2.5.
Betting on the Chicago Bears to cover the spread at home looks like a risky move, even with home-field advantage. They haven’t covered the spread in three straight games. The hosts are also 4-2 ATS in the past six games at home and 4-6 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past five visits to the Soldier Field have gone rather well for the Green Bay Packers, having bagged four wins by an average winning margin of 10.8 points. The visitors are 2-6 ATS from their eight most recent road trips, as well as 3-7 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Chicago Bears VS Green Bay Packers Total
Judging by a points average of 44.56 points from the last 25 matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.
The average total in the last five encounters between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers was a staggering 53.4 points. The total for their latest showdown is 44.0, so it might be worth siding with the Over (-106).
In seven of the last eight games involving the Chicago Bears, the total went over. Meanwhile, betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in each of the last three games at Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears, who are 8-2 against the total in their last ten home and away matches combined.
As for the Green Bay Packers, the average total has been 45.1 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 42.2 points in the last five on the road. Interestedly, the visitors have seen the total go over in each of their last nine matchups.
Chicago Bears VS Green Bay Packers Betting trends
- Chicago Bears have failed to cover the spread in their last three games.
- In seven of Chicago Bears’ last eight games, the total went over
- The total points score went over for Green Bay Packers, in their last three games
- The Green Bay Packers have won the last three head-to-head matches against the Chicago Bears on the road.
NFL Power Rankings Week 13 2022, Chicago Bears VS Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears Form
The home crowd will be desperate for a change in fortunes when the Chicago Bears take to the field again. The hosts have been on a poor run of form lately. They’ve lost their last three home matches and fell to a 31-10 defeat to the New York Jets last time out. The overall record for the last 10 games is 2-8.
The Chicago Bears have scored 20.9 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have continued to struggle in defense. In 12 games, they’ve surrendered 34.6 points and rank 30th in the league for points allowed, having given up 25.4 points this year alone.
In 2021, the Chicago Bears went 6-11 to end up third in the NFC North and out of playoff contention. They hoped to make a return to the NFL postseason this year, but it looks like fans will have to wait a little longer as the hosts are only 3-9 this season so far.
Green Bay Packers Form
The Green Bay Packers fell to a second consecutive defeat last time out when the Philadelphia Eagles beat them 40-33. It was also their four straight loss on the road. The visitors are now 3-7 in their past ten games overall and 1-4 in the last five on the road.
The Green Bay Packers offense seems to have kicked things up a notch lately. Despite posting only 19.6 points for the season, the offensive unit has put 21.4 points on board in the last five matches alone. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 27.4 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 23.6 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
Making the playoffs should be the bare minimum expected of this team. The Green Bay Packers may not have won the NFC Championship Game last season, but they finished with the best regular season record in the NFC Conference, winning the NFC North to boot, and will be gunning for more of the same this time around.
Chicago Bears VS Green Bay Packers H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 27-10 win for the Green Bay Packers at the Lambeau Field in September 2022. The total has gone under 44.0 points in 12 of the last 25 meetings between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.
The Chicago Bears tallied 17.16 points on average per game from their 25 most recent head-to-head games against the Green Bay Packers. The latter managed an average of 27.4 points in comparison.