Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Week 18 Betting Picks and Prediction for Sunday, January 7, 2024

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Week 18 – Chicago Bears head to Lambeau Field this Sunday in an exciting NFL Week 18 matchup against Green Bay Packers, hoping to build momentum after an inconsistent campaign, against an opponent determined to finish strong themselves. It promises an entertaining clash full of history and rivalry; making for an ideal NFL picks and prediction.

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

Date & Time: Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 4:25 PM ET

Location: Lambeau Field


Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Week 18 Betting Odds

Bears+128+3 (-115)44 over (-110)
Packers-148-3 (-105)44 under (-110)

Chicago Bears Analysis

Offensively, the Bears have shown some promise under quarterback Justin Fields. With 61% completion rate and 2,414 passing yards to his credit, and 16 touchdown passes contributed by this agile quarterback who uses his legs to extend plays, Fields adds an unpredictable element to their attack that contributes 16 touchdowns. Khalil Herbert and tight end Cole Kmet have also been standout performers; Herbert averages 4.9 yards per rush attempt while Kmet has 70 receptions and 678 receiving yards respectively; yet more consistency in turning their offensive drives into points against Packers teams that score quickly than expected is essential against these squads.

Chicago has had mixed success on defense this season. They’ve shown some ability to limit opponent scoring but struggle against high-powered offenses. Key for Chicago will be pressuring Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love and disrupting their passing game, and maintaining tight coverage against Packers wide receivers and improving third-down defense to bring their offense back onto the field.

Green Bay Packers Analysis

Green Bay’s offense led by quarterback Jordan Love has been efficient this season, boasting an impressive completion rate of 63.11% and 3,843 passing yards at 30 touchdowns – all key elements to their success. Their running game has not fared well however; Patrick Taylor as their leading rusher only contributing moderately to their running attack. Key to their offensive success will be their ability to establish their running game early and set up play-action passes like Romeo Doubs has done to overcome Bears defenses.

Green Bay has shown a tendency to allow big plays defensively, which could prove problematic against a Bears team led by dynamic quarterback Daniel Fields. Green Bay must focus on keeping Fields inside of his pocket while also protecting Kmet from receiving threats; their pass rush must disrupt Chicago’s passing game to create opportunities to disrupt his playmaking; improving their run defense will be essential in forcing Chicago into third-and-long situations.

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Against the Spread

The Bears are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) over their last six games, while failing to cover in nine straight matchups against the Packers. Chicago is 2-10 straight up in their last 12 road games. The Packers are 5-2 straight up in their last seven but have struggled to cover spreads recently. Green Bay is 7-0 straight up in their last seven home games against the Bears.

The total has gone over in six of Chicago’s last nine games and six of Green Bay’s last six. When these two rivals meet, the over has hit in five of the last seven matchups.

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Green Bay Packers (-148). The Packers’ strong record at Lambeau Field and recent form make them the safer pick.

Spread: Green Bay Packers -3 (-105). Green Bay’s historical dominance over Chicago at home gives them the edge to cover the spread.

Total: Over 44 (-110). Considering Green Bay’s recent OVER trend and both teams’ offensive capabilities, a higher-scoring game is expected.

Predicted Score: Green Bay Packers 28, Chicago Bears 20.

This matchup leans towards the Packers, especially given their historical home advantage against the Bears. The best betting sites in Canada will likely favor Green Bay, particularly considering the Bears’ struggles on the road. The spread seems a reliable pick, with the Packers’ offense likely to outperform the Bears, contributing to an OVER on the total.