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Bears vs. Packers 2022 NFL Week 2 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

One of the greatest rivalries in football resumes on Sunday night when the 1-0 Chicago Bears head to Green Bay to take on the 0-1 Packers. Chicago provided one of the biggest upsets in NFL Week 1. The Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers straight up as a +7 spread line dog. Can Chicago keep it going? Or will Green Bay bounce back from a loss to the Vikings with a big win and cover?

Nitrobetting is ready to equip its bettors with the latest news, NFL odds, and special features for the entire duration of the 2022 NFL season. This time, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming Week 2 showdown between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.

Bears vs. Packers Game Information

  • When: Sunday, September 18, 2022, 8:25 PM ET
  • Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
  • TV: NBC
  • Radio: WBBM Newsradio 780 AM (Bears) // The Game WRNW 97.3 FM (Packers)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Odds: Bears (+10) // Packers (-10)

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Why Bet on the Chicago Bears?

The Bears offense did not play well versus the 49ers in week 1. But although Chicago amassed just 204 yards, it was enough for the Bears to win a rain-soaked 19-10 game.

Chicago did have some success on the ground. The Bears were a yard away from reaching 100 rushing yards. Also, even though quarterback Justin Fields completed just 47.1% of his passes, the former Ohio State quarterback did throw 2 TDs.

The Bears played terrific defense in the win against San Francisco. Chicago held the 49ers’ offense to 331 total yards. Niners starting quarterback Trey Lance completed 13-of-28 for 164 yards. Lance threw a pick.

But even though Chicago was great against the pass, the Bears struggled to stop the run. San Francisco rushed for 176 yards. The Bears will have to pick it up against the rush to have any shot of stopping Green Bay’s offense.

Why Bet on the Green Bay Packers?

NFL fans aren’t used to seeing Aaron Rodgers struggle the way he did against the rival Vikings. Rodgers completed 22-of-34 for 195 yards. The two time reigning NFL MVP also threw an interception. In 2021, Rodgers threw 4 total picks.

Green Bay had more success rushing the ball than throwing the ball. The Packers acquired 111 yards from 18 carries, which translates to over 6 yards per carry.

The final score in the loss to Minnesota, 23-7, implies the Packers defense didn’t play well. But before decrying Green Bay’s defensive performance, it’s important to put things in perspective.

Minnesota has one of the best offenses in the NFL. Justin Jefferson might be the NFL’s top wideout. Dalvin Cook is a top five running back and Kirk Cousins is a top ten passer. So giving up 23 points to an excellent offense isn’t bad.

Bears vs. Packers Betting Trends

  • Bears are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 versus an NFC North rival.
  • Chicago is 5-14 ATS in the last 19 versus an NFC team).
  • Over is 4-0 in Chicago’s last 4 games as an underdog on the road.
  • Packers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games.
  • Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games as the favorite.
  • Over is 5-2 in Green Bay’s last 7 versus the NFC.

Bears vs. Packers Expert Betting Predictions

If all we use to handicap this game is last week’s scores, the Bears should have a chance to keep this close. But as you know, using scores to handicap games never provides a full picture.

Chicago gave up way too many rushing yards in week 1. If Green Bay comes close to rushing for as many yards as the 49ers did, GB will win this game by at least 2 touchdowns.

What’s more disturbing for the Bears is that Justin Fields showed zero improvement from last season. Also, and this is the most important part, the Bears are 7-22 ATS in the last 29 meetings, which means Green Bay has owned this series against the spread for more than a decade.

The Packers roll in this one. Chicago doesn’t have an offense and the defense can’t stop the run. Packers roll to an easy win and cover.

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