NFC North rivals will square off in Week 13 of the NFL season, as the Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers. This has been an incredibly one-sided rivalry in recent years, but injury issues for the Packers could change that this time around. In our NFL betting picks for Week 13, we break down Packers vs Bears from Soldier Field.
Packers vs Bears Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Bears +4.5|
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This game will be played at Soldier Field at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Why Bet The Bears:
✅ Aaron Rodgers has said that he expects to play in this game. That might not be a good thing for the Packers, as he is dealing with a thumb injury as well as an oblique injury. A banged up Rodgers will give the Bears a fighting chance to win this game outright.
✅ The offense of the Chicago Bears has come into its own of late, thanks to its elite ability to run the football. Chicago has averaged 192 yards per game on the ground, and will take on a Packers defense that gave up over 350 rushing yards to the Eagles last week.
✅ Green Bay is 1-5 on the road this season, and that was before all of the injury woes for Rodgers have piled up.
Green Bay Packers
Team Advanced Defense
|Rashan Gary||LB||Knee (acl)||Out||12/04/22|
|Ja'Tyre Carter||OL||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/04/22|
|Khari Blasingame||FB||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/04/22|
|Tim Boyle||QB||Gameday Inactive||Out||12/04/22|
|31.67||Avg Opp Score||29.67|
|27.33||Avg Opp Score||26|
|27.4||Avg Opp Score||34.6|
|23.4||Avg Opp Score||21.6|
|25||Avg Opp Score||26.8|
|25.4||Avg Opp Score||21|
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Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are coming off of a game where their defense was emasculated by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Green Bay allowed 363 rushing yards last week, as they gave up 40 points in a loss. This week, the Packers will aim for a better defensive performance, though the focus will be on their ailing quarterback.
Jordan Love averaged over 10 yards per attempt in relief of Rodgers last week, though that was late in the game where the Packers were chasing a deficit. If Rodgers is really dealing with multiple injuries, though, it may be prudent to sit him out to preserve him for a year where the team can compete for a playoff spot.
For the Chicago Bears, this game represents a chance to get a rare win over the Green Bay Packers. The Bears are coming off of a loss to the New York Jets, as Chicago could not slow down Mike White. But against a team with a clearly injured quarterback, the Bears defense will need to deliver a better performance this week.
Where the Bears do not need to be better this week is their running game. Chicago is the best running team in the league, and they should be a threat to have a huge game on the ground here against a struggling Packers run defense.