A big NFC North matchup is on the schedule Week 15 as the 7-6 Chicago Bears travel to Green Bay to take on the 10-3 Green Bay Packers. Chicago is still in the Wild Card hunt, while Green Bay is looking to hold down a first round bye in the NFC.
The Bears are not in the race for the NFC North, but are still in the hunt for the final Wild Card spot as they trail the Minnesota Vikings by two games with three left.
Green Bay holds a one game lead over Minnesota in the NFC North and currently occupy the #2 seed in the NFC. The Packers trail the 49ers by one game, plus lost the head-to-head, for the top seed and lead New Orleans, who has the #3 seed, based on having a better win percentage in conference games.
Below is my best bet for the Chicago Bears at the Green Bay Packers. All lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-5): O/U 41 points (-110/-110)
The Chicago Bears end of season resurgence continued last Thursday night as the Bears hosted the Dallas Cowboys and came away with a 31-24 win. The score line is not indicative of how much better Chicago was than Dallas as the Bears led by as much as 17 in the second half. Chicago has now won three in a row and four of their last five as the look to make a late playoff push. The Bears are 3-3 on the road this season with no notable wins and losses to Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Rams. Chicago is 4-9 against the spread and the under has hit in eight of their 13 games this season
It was ugly, but the Packers came away with a 20-15 home win over the Washington Redskins last week. The Packers never trailed, but after going up 14-0 in the first quarter it was tough sledding the rest of the game for Green Bay. Green Bay has now won two games in a row and three of their last four games overall. The Packers are 6-1 at home with a notable win over Minnesota and their lone loss coming to Philadelphia in week 4. Green Bay is 8-5 against the spread and the under has hit in seven of their 13 games this season.
Series History: The Packers won the most recent meeting, in Week 1 of 2019, and now lead the all-time series 98-95-6.
Game Prediction: I like the Packers to win by a touchdown, so I am backing Green Bay -5 Sunday.
YTD NFL Results: 56-44-1