The NFL Week 1 spread favors the Packers by 8.5-points when they host the Bears on Sunday Night Football. The top storyline will be how much will new Chicago LB Khalil Mack play. The NFL Week 1 spread for this game didn’t shift on Mack’s acquisition because of doubts of his readiness. Ready or not NFL Week 1 is here and not soon enough.
Chicago Bears Vs Green Bay Packers Spread & ATS Pick Week 1
Who: Chicago Bears Vs Green Bay Packers
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
When: Sunday, Sept 9th, 8:20 PM ET
Stream: NBC Sports
Spread: Green Bay -8½
Moneyline: Bears +275/Packers -335
Why Bet On The Bears Over The Packers
Indications are that Mack will play combined with the juicy 8.5-point NFL Week 1 spread and the Bears are a smart bet.
This will be a new-look offense under rookie head coach Matt Nagy. Franchise-saving QB Mitchell Trubisky adds intrigue to a matchup should be fun to watch and a treat to bet on.
The Bears have a top rushing duo in Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. The o-line is rock solid. Trubisky has a bevy of patch catchers that includes Allen Robinson, Trey Burton, and Taylor Gabriel.
If that isn’t enough for you to bet Bears on the NFL Week 1 spread, check out Chicago’s defensive front:
- DE Akiem Hicks
- DT Eddie Goldman
- ILBs Danny Trevathan and Roquan Smith
- OLBs Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd
Why Bet On The Packers Over The Bears
The Packers are playing at Lambeau with a healthy Aaron Rodgers. During the off-season, Rodgers became the highest-paid player in the league for the second time in his career. He could make up to $180 million if all of the incentives are hit.
The two-time MVP has the best passer rating (103.8) in NFL history. He also has the highest TD% (6.4) among all active QBs and the lowest interception percentage (1.6) in league history.
At 34 years old, the game has slowed down for Rodgers while his arm strength, mobility, and durability are not a concern.
Bears Vs Packers NFL Week 1 ATS Pick
Chicago had a top 10 defense last season and they just added QB killer Khalil Mack. I fully expect defense to win out Sunday night. Bet the Bears +8.5 and under 47.