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Bears vs Packers Week 12 Opening Odds Favor Green Bay by 7 on Sunday Night Football

David Golokhov

by David Golokhov in NFL Football

Updated Mar 3, 2021 · 11:40 AM PST

Aaron Rodgers on the Packers sideline
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after the NFC championship NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
  • The Green Bay Packers will host the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field for Sunday Night Football in Week 12
  • The Bears have lost four in a row after starting the season 5-1
  • Read below for a prediction on which way the line will move leading up to kickoff

The Chicago Bears will visit the Green Bay Packers for Sunday Night Football in Week 12. The Bears started the season 5-1 but will head to Lambeau Field on a four-game losing streak. The Packers have opened as a touchdown favorite but which way will this betting line move throughout the week?

Bears vs Packers Opening Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Chicago Bears +260 +7 (-105) N/A
Green Bay Packers -320 -7 (-115) N/A

All odds as of November 22th at FanDuel.

Bears Can’t Get Offense Going

The Bears offense has struggled all season long but at least during the 5-1 start, it was effective. During the four-game losing streak, they’ve been a disaster. While they scored 25.6 points per game through the first six contests, they have averaged almost 10 points per game less at 15.8 points over their last four.

Last week was a particularly demoralizing game for the Bears as they lost 19-13 at home to the Minnesota Vikings. Quarterback Nick Foles finished with a pitiful 106 passing yards while the entire offense had just 149. The only touchdown the Bears scored was on a kickoff return as the offense was completely stagnant.

Compounding their problems is the fact that Foles was hurt at the end of the game. His status is unclear for Week 12 as is the condition of Mitchell Trubisky, who is also banged up. The Bears could end up with third-stringer Tyler Bray starting. Given how bad the offense has been with other quarterbacks, could it get much worse?

Packers Are In A Midseason Funk

The Packers started the year 4-0 but have been a very average team since then. After losing on Sunday to the Indianapolis Colts, they are now just 3-3 in their last six games. While a loss to the Colts and their league-leading defense isn’t anything to be embarrassed about, it’s clear that something is a little off with this Packers team.

Last week, the Packers barely scraped out a home win over the one-win Jacksonville Jaguars. A couple of weeks before that, the Packers lost at home to the Minnesota Vikings. The elite Packers unit that shredded the competition in the first four weeks just isn’t performing at the same level.

The lack of a running game appears to be a big culprit as the Packers are averaging just 91.5 rushing yards per game over their last four. That’s a huge drop from the 150.8 they averaged through the first four games of the season.

Which Way Will The Line Move?

The Packers are coming off a loss and the general perception will be that they rebound in a big way against the Bears. Chicago’s offense is stuck in the mud while the Packers offense is bound to put up points – even if the Bears have a decent enough defense to slow them down.

At any rate, that general perception of the game – along with the uncertain status of the Bears quarterbacks – is likely to push the Packers up throughout the week. While they’ve opened at -7, don’t be surprised if they close in the neighborhood of -9 or -10.

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