A pair of longtime rivals meet on Sunday Night Football when the Chicago Bears battle the Green Bay Packers. It will be the 203rd meeting between two of the league's oldest teams in a series the Packers lead 102-94-6. Green Bay (0-1), which has won the NFC North the past three years and eight of the past 11, is coming off a 23-7 loss at Minnesota last week. Chicago (1-0), which finished third in the division at 6-11 a season ago, defeated San Francisco 19-10 in the season opener.
Kickoff from Lambeau Field is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Green Bay is a 10-point favorite in the latest Bears vs. Packers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 42. Before making any Packers vs. Bears picks, be sure to check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Bears vs. Packers and just locked in its picks and SNF predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NFL odds and betting lines for Bears vs. Packers:
- Bears vs. Packers spread: Packers -10
- Bears vs. Packers over-under: 42 points
- Bears vs. Packers money line: Bears +360, Packers -480
- CHI: The Over is 4-0 in the Bears' last four games as road underdogs
- GB: The Packers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after scoring fewer than 15 points in their previous game
- Bears vs. Packers picks: See picks here
Why the Packers can cover
Green Bay boasts a solid defense, led by linebacker Rashan Gary. Gary recorded seven tackles, including three solo stops at Minnesota last week. He also had one tackle for loss and one sack for eight yards. Gary had eight sacks in eight home games a year ago, and has recovered two fumbles in his past three games against the Bears. In 16 games last season, Gary made 47 tackles, including 27 solo, to go along with 9.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Also powering the defense is linebacker De'Vondre Campbell, who led the Packers with 11 tackles and had a tackle for loss at Minnesota. He had 82 tackles (10.3 per game) in eight home games last season, including a 2021 season-high 16 tackles in the last meeting against Chicago. For the year, Campbell had a team-high 146 tackles, including 102 solo. He also added two sacks, six tackles for loss, and five pass breakups, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Why the Bears can cover
Defense has been Chicago's calling card the past couple of seasons. Defensive lineman Robert Quinn had seven sacks in eight road games a year ago. He had three sacks and four tackles for loss in two games against Green Bay in 2021, and looks for his third game in a row against the Packers with a sack. In 16 games last year, Quinn registered 49 tackles, including 38 solo, with 18.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss. He also forced four fumbles.
Offensively, wide receiver Darnell Mooney looks for continued success. Mooney has five or more catches and 50-plus receiving yards in three of his past four road games. Mooney was the Bears' top receiver in 2021 with a team-high 81 receptions for 1,055 yards (13.0 average) and four touchdowns. He had 14 explosive plays of 20 yards or more and converted 49 first downs.
How to make Bears vs. Packers picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 46 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model's SNF picks at SportsLine.
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