For the second time in three weeks, we will have the Chicago Bears in a prime time match-up as they head to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.
The Bears opened the season at 5-1, but have lost four straight and are now 5-5. Meanwhile, the Packers are coming off of a disappointing OT loss in Indianapolis, bringing them to a 7-3 record and in control of a sub-par NFC North.
Depending on your sportsbook of preference, this game has the Packers anywhere from -7.5 to -9.0, which is where it sits on play.spreads.ca. The total has remained steady across the industry and can be found at 44.5 also on play.spreads.ca
With Nick Foles suffering a hip injury in the late stages of their Week 10 loss to Minnesota, Mitch Trubisky will make his first start since Week 2. Trubisky went 2-0 to open the season before being benched midway through their Week 3 game in Atlanta. Chicago is also expected to get David Montgomery back after he missed the Minnesota game with a concussion. The Bears are dead last in the NFL in rushing, averaging just 78.2 yards per game.
The Packers come in relatively healthy. Wide receivers Marques Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown were late additions to the injury report this week and Pro Football Focus' No.1 ranked center, Corey Linsley, is also listed as questionable with a back injury.
Green Bay -9 is a lot of points to lay, particularly in an NFC North matchup at cold Lambeau Field, but it's tough to envision the Bears being able to keep up with the Packers' offence on the road. The Packers can move the ball both through the air with Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams or on the ground with Aaron Jones. On the other side, the Bears can't really move the ball at all. The Bears D may slow down the Packers' offence, but not enough to keep this within 10 points.
The Pick: Green Bay -9
-- by Timmy Bits