NFL Week 17 Picks: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers 1/3/21 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions

NFL Week 17 Picks: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers 1/3/21 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY

Green Bay Packers (12-3) at Chicago Bears (8-7)

NFL Football: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 4:25 pm (Soldier Field)

The Line: Chicago Bears +5.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Chicago Bears face off with the Green Bay Packers Sunday in week 17 NFC North NFL action at Soldier Field in Chicago,IL.

The Green Bay Packers look to head into the playoffs on a six-game winning steak. The Green Bay Packers have won three of their last four road games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 4,059 yards, 44 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rodgers has three or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 10 games. Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling have combined for 1,931 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns while Robert Tonyan has 50 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 135.9 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 1,062 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 23.5 points and 332.5 yards per game. Adrian Amos leads the Green Bay Packers with 74 tackles, Za'Darius Smith has 12.5 sacks and Darnell Savage has four interceptions.

The Chicago Bears advance to the playoffs for the second time in three years with a victory here. The Chicago Bears have lost four of their last six home games. Mitchell Trubisky is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 1,803 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Nick Foles and Trubisky have combined for 26 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions this season. Allen Robinson II and Darnell Mooney have combined for 1,751 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Anthony Miller has 47 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 102.6 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 1,001 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 22.3 points and 346.9 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 136 tackles, Khalil Mack has eight sacks and Tashaun Gipson Sr. has two interceptions.

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The Packers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in January and 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC North and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in January. The over is 4-1 in Packers last 5 vs. NFC North. The over is 4-1 in Bears last 5 games overall. The Packers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 meetings in Chicago and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 meetings.

The Green Bay Packers are arguably the hottest team in the league right now with an improved defense, and they absolutely throttled a good Titans squad last week. The Chicago Bears have been a different team since their bye week and Trubisky took over at quarterback, and they've scored 30 or more points now in four straight games. The Packers are going to be the favorite because they're the better team from top to bottom, and they've won eight of the last nine meetings against the Bears. However, the Bears offense finally looks reliable, and they're at home with a playoff spot on the line and a chance to get the monkey off their back in beating a division rival. It's hard not to find value in the points here. 

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Bears +5.5

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