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NFL: Bears at Packers Week 7 ATS Predictions and Odds

Bears vs. Packers Week 7When: Thursday, October 20th 2016 at 8:25 PM ET
Where: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Watch: CBS

NFL week 7 action will get underway with a Thursday Night Football (TNF) game between the Green Bay Packers (3-2) and Chicago Bears (1-5). The bookmakers expect the Packers to dominate.

Green Bay are 2-1 at Lambeau, while Chicago are battling it out for the NFL’s worst record and they come into this game winless on the road (0-3).

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Bettors have been leaning towards the Packers to cover against the spread and the game going over. If you like GB you should bet them now, as it wouldn’t surprise me if this line hit –10 before kick-off.

Stats and injuries

On paper, the Bears should be scoring more points. They rank 4th in passing yards, but most of those yards come in garbage time and they haven’t been able to punch it into the end zone too often.

The Packers are a mess as well offensively. Aaron Rodgers is struggling this year despite having Jordy Nelson back. With both teams struggling, it wouldn’t surprise me if this game is closer than expected.

Both teams are banged up and will be missing several players. GB are without Sam Shields, Chris Banjo and Jared Cook. Eddie Lacy and James Starks are both questionable. If neither is ready to suit up, the Packers will use Knile Davis at RB who they just got from the Chiefs for a late conditional draft pick.

The Bears have listed Jay Cutler, Jeremy Langford and Eddie Goldman as doubtful. Chicago have about a dozen other players listed as questionable, so it’s safe to say the Bears will be missing a lot of starters.

Bears vs. Packers point spread picks

We’ve witnessed some big favorites finally starting to cover big point spreads, but on primetime I’m siding with the underdog in this huge rivarly. Brian Hoyer has thrown for 300+ passing yards in each of his four starts and the Packers secondary has been getting shredded this season.

Alshon Jeffrey hasn’t been playing great and has dealt with nagging injuries, but Cameron Meredith and Eddie Royal have stepped up at WR, while Zach Miller is producing at TE for the Bears.

Chicago is going to be able to score points on this Packers defense and I have no faith in GB being able to score enough points to win by double-digits. Rodgers is only completing 60.2% of his passes and he still hasn’t thrown for 300+ passing yards once. His QB rating is only 88.4 to start the season.

Davis isn’t likely to run over the Bears defensive line, so the Bears can focus on the pass. Rodgers has been missing a lot of open targets and hasn’t looked like himself in awhile. The Bears rank inside of the top 10 in passing yards allowed and they’ll be able to hold Rodgers to under 300 passing yards.

Last year, these two teams split the H2H series 1-1 with both teams winning on the road. Chicago went into Lambeau and won 17-13, while the Packers won 31-23 at Soldiers Field. Both games were close and with the Packers struggling this season again, I expect a similar result.

The game will end within a touchdown and it wouldn’t surprise me if the Bears won.

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