Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Prediction & Betting Odds - NFL Betting Tips
The Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on Thursday evening as the new NFL season gets underway.
There’s plenty of reasons for confidence in the Bears’ camp going into the new season, with coach Matt Nagy taking charge for a second term.
It follows a year in which they had their first double-digit winning season since 2012. The Bears arguably had the best overall defense in the league last season and they are little changed on that front for this year. They also go into this match-up having won their last five games on home turf.
Matt LaFleur is the head coach for Green Bay going into this season. They have won each of their last four regular season openers, but a less positive NFL statistic is that the Packers have lost seven of their last eight games on the road.
Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Betting Lines & Tips
Looking at NFL betting tips for this game, much will depend on the fitness of quarterback Aaron Rodgers is in for the Packers. Future hall-of-famer Rodgers didn’t play for the Packers in the preseason, so there have to be serious doubts as to whether he will be fresh, or if he will be able to find his game rhythm in Week 1.
The Bears go into the game as betting favourites on the Money Line at odds of -170 (1.58) with bet365, with the best NFL betting line on a Packers victory being +150 (2.50) with bet365.
There could be greater value for those backing the Bears in looking at the Point Spread handicaps, where the Bears -3.0 are -113 (1.88) at Sports Interaction. That’s the NFL betting tip for us, as Aaron Rodgers struggled against the Bears’ defense last year and the same could well happen here.
If you think Rodgers can come out firing, Green Bay can be backed at +3.0 at -105 (1.95) on the Point Spread at bet365.
NFL Betting Tips: Point Spread – Chicago Bears -3.0 @ -113 (1.88) at Sports Interaction