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Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears - 12/16/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Green Bay Packers (5-7-1) at Chicago Bears (9-4)
Date & Time Sunday December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Chicago Bears -5.5 -- Over/Under: 45
TV Channel
FOX
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The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears meet Sunday in week 15 NFL action at Soldier Field.

The Green Bay Packers look to play spoiler at this point after losing five of their last seven games. The Green Bay Packers have lost all six road games this season. Aaron Rodgers is completing 62 percent of his passes for 3,700 yards, 23 touchdowns and one interception. Rodgers has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 14 games. Davante Adams and Jimmy Graham have combined for 1,745 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Marquez Valdes-Scantling has 29 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 108.2 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 720 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 23.6 points and 351.2 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 118 tackles, Kyler Fackrell has eight sacks and Bashaud Breeland has two interceptions.

The Chicago Bears look to chase a top seed in the NFC after winning six of their last seven games. The Chicago Bears have won their last four home games. Mitchell Trubisky is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,579 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Trubisky has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Tarik Cohen and Allen Robinson have combined for 1,294 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Taylor Gabriel has 57 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 121.5 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 713 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 19 points and 309.9 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 97 tackles, Khalil Mack has 10 sacks and Kyle Fuller has seven interceptions.

The Packers are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. NFC, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Bears are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Packers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 meetings in Chicago and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Bears last 10 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Packers last 7 games overall.

The Green Bay Packers are coming off a feel good win over the Atlanta Falcons, but they've been a brutal team for the most part all year and have been held to 17 or less points in three of their last six games. The Chicago Bears are looking more and more like true Super Bowl contenders and have allowed 20 or less points in five of their last seven games. The Green Bay Packers have split their last eight games ATS when an underdog of at least four points. The Chicago Bears have covered five of their last seven games when a favorite of at least four points. The Bears dominated the Packers earlier in the season before falling apart late, and that's when Green Bay was considered a good football team. The Bears had no issue getting pressure on Rodgers and that was actually the game where it looked like he could have suffered a season ending injury. The Bears are even better than they were in that contest, and the Packers have nothing to play for. I've been drinking the Bears kool aid, and I'm coming back for another cup on Sunday.

Pick:
Chicago Bears -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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