Legal Betting Sites Odds for Bears vs. Packers NFL Week 1

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Legal betting sites odds
  • by Andrew Scofield
  • September 4th, 2019
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The Chicago Bears are three-point home favorites over the Green Bay Packers, according to legal betting sites, for the NFL regular season Week 1 game on September 5 at 7:20 pm CT at Soldier Field.

Bears vs. Packers NFL Week 1 Sportsbook Odds

Packers +3 (+105) 46½ (-110) +151
Bears -3 (-125) 46½ (-110) -175
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As expected, we haven’t seen much of starting QB Aaron Rodgers during the preseason. As a matter of fact, we haven’t seen anything of Rodgers during the preseason. He was expected to make an appearance against the Baltimore Ravens. However, head coach Matt LaFleur ultimately decided against it. Rodgers had expected to play both against the Ravens and against the Oakland Raiders. But should he? As LaFleur said, “I think we’d like to see him, but you’re talking about a veteran quarterback that’s played a lot of football. I don’t think it’s a necessity, but it’s certainly something we’d like to see.”

I would much rather see him get to Week 1 in one piece. It’s best to err on the side of caution, and you can’t go wrong with a healthy Rodgers. He played most of last season with a sprained knee and a tibial plateau fracture. And still managed to throw 25 TDs and just two picks on 4442 passing yards. No wonder he’s among the MVP favorites at the best online sportsbooks. The Packers are, per legal betting sites, 1-1 SU and ATS in the preseason. Not that that matters much.

Betting Chicago Bears writer Dan Hanzus ranked da Bears No. 7 in his mid-preseason power rankings. By way of comparison, he ranked the Packers No. 15. “Bears coach Matt Nagy went Full McVay on us in Week 2 of the preseason, holding rookie running back David Montgomery out of action after his eye-opening performance against the Panthers a week prior,” Hanzus wrote. “Montgomery is likely to stay out of harm’s way until real football begins.” Montgomery finished with 16 rushing yards on three carries and three receptions for 30 yards. It was not the quantity, though, but the quality of his performance that everybody and their uncle jumping on the rookie’s bandwagon. Apparently, Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans is already predicting Montgomery will be a 1000-rusher in 2019.

Chicago ranked just outside the top 10 in rushing offense last season, so they could use those 1000 hypothetical yards. Montgomery could certainly get off to an auspicious start against Green Bay. The Packers allowed 119.9 yards on the ground last year. Of course, those 1000+ yards Evans predicts are like the profits in Storage Wars. That is, completely imaginary in the present moment. Overall, “We’re in a phenomenal spot right now,” head coach Matt Nagy said referring to the Bears’ offense. “I love where we’re at. Not one thing has changed with our offense in general. I feel really good. It’s fun testing it out, what we’re doing right now.” according to legal betting sites, Chicago is 0-2 SU and ATS in the preseason.

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Week 1 Prediction

I was firmly behind the Packers before Montgomery started trending upwards. And I haven’t changed my mind; as long as Rodgers is healthy, I’m fading the Bears. Chicago’s total defense was the third best in 2018. And it appears as if their offense is catching up. The thing is, we know what Aaron Rodgers can do. We don’t really know what Montgomery can do. We don’t even know what Mitch Trubisky can do. Maybe Tru will break out this season, but then maybe he won’t. Maybe he will join the ranks of the Marcus Mariotas and the Derek Carrs. I’m sticking to my guns on this one and taking Green Bay.