Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Predictions, Odds, Picks

Oct. 17, 2021
Kevin Rogers
VI Betting Expert

The Packers and Bears are meeting for the 203rd time on Sunday at Soldier Field as Chicago tries to snap a four-game skid against Green Bay.

The NFC North squads will kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on FOX.

Score Predictions

Packers 24, Bears 20

Best Bets

Bears +6

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Predictions

This series has been dominated by the Packers the last two seasons with a pair of sweeps over the Bears, including two double-digit wins in 2020.

However, Chicago is playing with confidence off back-to-back victories, while allowing 17 points or less in three of the past four games.

It will be tough for the Bears to win this game, but there's no reason to think Chicago can't keep this one close against its arch-rivals.

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Odds

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Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Resources

  • Matchup: NFC North
  • Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • Venue: Solider Field
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • TV-Time: FOX - 1:00 p.m. ET

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Green Bay Packers Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 4-1
  • ATS: 4-1
  • O/U: 2-3
  • ATS - Home: 2-0
  • ATS - Away: 2-1

The Packers started 2021 with a thud in a 38-3 defeat to the Saints in Jacksonville. That loss seems like a year ago at this point as Green Bay has rolled off four consecutive wins to sit atop the NFC North.

Not only have the Packers won four straight, but they have covered in all four of those victories and All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown 10 touchdown passes in this span.

The most recent win came at Cincinnati in overtime last week, 25-22 as kicker Mason Crosby overcame three missed field goals by knocking down the winner in the final two minutes of the extra period.

The two road wins for Green Bay came by a combined five points at San Francisco and Cincinnati as the Packers are 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS in the past eight games away from Lambeau Field.

Chicago Bears Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 3-2
  • ATS: 3-2
  • O/U: 1-4
  • ATS - Home: 2-0
  • ATS - Away: 1-2

The Bears have gone through plenty of controversy at the quarterback position through the first month or so as veteran Andy Dalton began the season under center before giving way to first round pick Justin Fields.

The former Ohio State standout has gone through rough patches during his rookie campaign, but Fields has led the Bears to consecutive wins over the Lions and Raiders the last two weeks.

Chicago has won three of its past four games, including posting a perfect 2-0 record at Soldier Field. The Bears cruised past the disjointed Raiders last Sunday in Las Vegas, 20-9 as 5.5-point underdogs, although Fields threw for only 111 yards.

The Green Bay Packers have covered the spread in four of their last five games when facing the Chicago Bears. (AP)

Inside the Stats - Green Bay Packers

  • Record: 4-1
  • Division Standing: 1st - NFC North
  • Points Scored: 120
  • Points Allowed: 122
  • PS/G: 24.0 (14th)
  • PA/G: 24.4 (19th)

Inside the Stats - Chicago Bears

  • Record: 3-2
  • Division Standing: 2nd - NFC North
  • Points Scored: 84
  • Points Allowed: 100
  • PS/G: 16.8 (30th)
  • PA/G: 20.0 (8th)

Key Players to Watch

  • GNB: Aaron Rodgers - QB (107-163, 1,241 yards, 10 TD, 3 INT)
  • GNB: Davante Adams - WR (42 receptions, 579 yards, 2 TD)
  • CHI: Justin Fields - QB (37-72, 458 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT)
  • CHI: Darnell Mooney - WR (20 receptions, 261 yards)

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Conclusion

Yes, the Packers are on fire and are playing like a top-three team in the NFC behind the Buccaneers and Rams.

But, the Bears were a playoff team last season and are more than capable of staying with the Packers in the role of a home underdog.

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Betting Trends

  • Packers 4-0 SU/ATS last four games overall
  • Packers 4-0 SU/ATS last four meetings with Bears
  • Under is 4-0 in Bears' last four games overall.
  • Bears 6-3 SU/ATS last nine games overall.

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