NFL Odds Put Packers Ahead of Bears for Thanksgiving Game

Posted by Aaron . on November 25, 2015 in

One of the more interesting games in the NFL calendar for this week features the Chicago Bears (4-6) making the trek to Lambeau Field to take on the wobbly Green Bay Packers (7-3). The Packers are coming off a road win against Minnesota that moved them back into first place in the NFC North. However, this is not the same dominant team that rolled out six straight wins to start the season. The Bears are coming off a tough loss to a Denver Broncos team quarterbacked by backup Brock Osweiler, which used running and defense to get the win. The Packers are favored by nine points in the current NFL odds, with the total for this game set at 46.5 points.

Bears vs Packers Game Preview and NFL Odds Analysis

Date/Time: Thursday, November 26th
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Game Odds: Packers -9
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: Fox

The Bears have already won three road games and are looking for a fourth. Jay Cutler has shaken off an early habit of throwing interceptions at exactly the wrong time, and he is completing 63.4 percent of his attempts. He has racked up 2,310 yards, 13 scores and six picks, and his last three games have seen him throw five touchdowns. Martellus Bennett and Alshon Jeffery have combined to gain 940 receiving yards and five touchdowns. On the ground, the Bears average 111.7 yards per game, led by Matt Forte, who has 548 yards so far. The Bears are currently allowing 25.1 points per game. Pernell McPhee leads the team with five sacks, and Christian Jones is the leading tackler with 60 stops. Kyle Fuller leads the team with six pass deflections.

 

 

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Right now, the Packers are tied with Minnesota atop the NFC North, but they hold the tiebreaker by virtue of their win last week. Aaron Rodgers is completing 61.7 percent of his passes this year, for 23 scores and just three picks, and 2,482 yards overall. Randall Cobb and James Jones have caught 13 touchdowns together, and they have combined to gain 1,145 yards. The Packers average 109.6 rushing yards each week, and their leading tailback is Eddie Lacy, with 408 yards so far and two scores. The sack leader is Julius Peppers (6.5), and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads the team with 72 tackles. The team allows 19.8 points per game.

NFL Betting Trends

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Betting Prediction: In their last 14 meetings, the Packers have won 12 times, including an eight-point victory in Chicago in Week 1 this season. The Packers’ defense looks like it has beaten some of the issues that caused problems against Carolina, Denver and Detroit during theit three-game skid. Given the fact that the Packers are at home, this is a game that the Pack should win easily – so I would choose them to win and cover that spread.