We are a few days away from the NFC North rivalry game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. If you are wanting to attend this game at Soldier Field, realize that these tickets will not come cheap. If you check out StubHub or SeatGeek, be prepared to pay at least three times the face value. For most of us, sitting on your couch and watching from the comfort of your very own home is good enough.
It is great to see that the Chicago Bears have a chance to take over first place in the NFC North with a win over the Packers this Sunday. Then again, a loss could knock them down a peg as Minnesota takes on the Panthers. Should the Vikings win and the Bears lose, then Chicago will drop from solely in second to being tied with the Vikings as both would be 3-3 on the year.
The Packers have dominated this matchup for over a decade now. Will there be any changing of the guard with Justin Fields at the helm? Let’s take a look at what WynnBET thinks of this matchup between Chicago and Green Bay.
Bears vs Packers Odds Week 6
The Week 6 betting odds on WynnBET have the Bears as +5.0 underdogs at home. I am a little surprised by this seeing the spread was the same last week when facing the Raiders. Granted, that game was on the road in Las Vegas, whereas this game is at home. This means that the Bears are getting that typical three-point bump at home, making the spread more like eight points.
WynnBET has the Chicago Moneyline set at +185 (bet $100 to win $185). The Packers on the other hand are set at -220 (bet $220 to win $100). The total for the game is set at an over/under of 45.0 points. It’s crazy how identical these betting odds are to last week versus the Raiders. Clearly, the Packers are a better team than the Raiders, but Chicago is also better than many think.
Bears vs Packers Prediction Week 6
Call me crazy, but I am leaning Chicago on this one. I think the Bears can truly win, but they definitely should be able to keep it close enough to cover. This should be like every other matchup between these two teams over the last decade or so — a defensive battle by the Bears and an offensive battle by the Packers.
Through five weeks, the Bears are tied for seventh in the NFL in points allowed per game (20). While the Packers are ranked 13th in the NFL in points scored at 24.0 points per game. If we flip it, the Packers defense is allowing 24.4 points per game, while Chicago is ranked 30th in points scored with 16.8 points per game.
I’m still riding high from the win over the Raiders last week and probably not thinking straight. I do think the Bears have a great chance of keeping the game close and covering the spread, but I’m going out on a limb here and picking Chicago to win.
Bears 24 – Packers 17