Bears Vs Packers TNF Line & Final Score PredictionNoah Williams
An NFC North battle will open the Week 7 of NFL betting action when the Chicago Bears visit the Green Bay Packers. The game kicks-off on CBS this Thursday, October 20th at 8:25 PM ET from Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Chicago Bears Vs Green Bay Packers TNF Line & Final Score Prediction
The NFL week 7 line has the Packers as 9-point favorites to beat the Bears. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 46.5. The money favors the Packers at -588 while you can cash in at +440 if you back the Bears.
What: Chicago Bears (1-5) at Green Bay Packers (3-2)
When: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Green Bay, WI
Stadium: Lambeau Field
Spread: Packers -9
Moneyline: Chicago +440 at Green Bay -588
Game Total: 47
Listen: Chicago vs Green Bay
Why Bet The Chicago Bears To Beat The Packers
The Bears are at the bottom of the division after losing 17-16 to the Jags at home. Chicago is 1-5 SU and 1-5 ATS this season. They average 16.8 points per game (32nd) and allow 23.8 points per game (19th).
QB Brian Hoyer (330 yards, 6 TD & 0 INT) hasn’t turned the ball over but couldn’t figure out the Jaguars defense last week. Hoyer completed 30 of 49 passes for 302 yards, without touchdowns or interceptions. Chicago averages 284.2 passing yards per game (4th).
WR Alshon Jeffery (29 rec, 487 yards, 0 TDs) hasn’t scored a touchdown this season and is getting impatient.
"We’ve got to score (freaking) touchdowns. That’s it. Period. Touchdowns win games," wide receiver Alshon Jeffery said after the game, via the Chicago Tribune. "You see what 3 points get us."
The Bears average 91.0 rushing yards per game (23rd). RB Jordan Howard (66 car, 330 yards, 1 TD) has exceeded coming off the bench and replacing injured rusher Jeremy Langford. Howard scored his first touchdown of the season last week. He’s averaging 5.0 yards per carry in 2016. Langford had a breakout season last year, but has sputtered out of the gate this season.
Chicago has the 14th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 234.0 passing yards per game (10th) and 107.7 rushing yards per game (18th). They have sacked opposite quarterbacks 13 times this season. Jerrell Freeman has 53 tackles, and Willie Young has 6.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Green Bay Packers To Beat The Bears
The Green Bay Packers dropped to 3-2 SU and 1-3-1 ATS this season after losing 30-16 to the Cowboys at Lambeau . The Packers were completely outgunned in that matchup. Green Bay average 22.8 points per game (17th) and allow 22.6 points per game (16th).
"Have a glass of scotch and chill out a little bit [and] watch the film," Packers QB Rodgers said after that defeat at the hands of the Cowboys. "I’m my biggest critic, and I look at this as finely as I look at every other game and improve."
QB Aaron Rodgers (1170 yards, 10 TDs & 4 INTs) has struggled all season. He accounted for two turnovers with an interception to go with a fumble on first-and-goal at the Cowboys 1 with 1:10 left in the third quarter. It was a designed draw play out of an empty backfield. Rodgers finished 31 of 42 for a season-high 294 yards. Green Bay averages 226.6 passing yards per game (25th).
WR Jordy Nelson (26 rec, 312 yards, 5 TDs) caught five passes for 68 yards last week. It was the first game where he was kept off the score sheet this season. WR Randall Cobb (28 rec, 293 yards, 1 TD) caught his first touchdown of the season late in the game.
The Packers average 105.2 rushing yards per game (16th). RB Eddie Lacy (71 car, 360 yards, 0 TDs) is dealing with an ankle injury. Backup rusher James Starks is out for up to four weeks after surgery. To shore up their rush attack the Packers brain-trust traded for disgruntled KC rusher Knile Davis today.
Trade! Packers acquire RB Knile Davis from Chiefshttps://t.co/gj1KwE9tzq
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 18, 2016
The Packers have the 6th-ranked total defense in the league. They average 267.0 passing yards against per game (21st) and 72.4 rushing yards against per game (3rd). Green Bay has 16 sacks this season. Jake Ryan has 33 tackles, and Nick Perry has 4.5 sacks.
Betting Trends For This Matchup:
- Chicago is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Chicago is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Green Bay
- Chicago is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Green Bay
- Green Bay is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- Green Bay is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Both teams are struggling. Both coaches are on the hot-seat. 9-points are just too many to pass up on the Bears. Chicago will keep the game close.
My final score prediction is Chicago 16, Green Bay 20.