SNF Odds: Sunday Night Might Not Be Alright For Chicago Bears

Written By Matt Boecker on December 7, 2021 - Last Updated on December 8, 2021

The Chicago Bears have a treacherous road ahead of them en route to Lambeau Field for a primetime showdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 14 NFL betting.

The 2021 season has been one to forget for the Bears and they’re in danger of holding a 1-7 in their last eight games if head coach Matt Nagy can’t find a winning formula Sunday.

The Monsters of the Midway are double-digit underdogs as they prepare to travel north to continue the longest rivalry in NFL history.

The Bears are 2-7 against the spread as underdogs this season, with both wins coming on the road against the Raiders and Steelers.

Green Bay has dominated Chicago since Nagy took over as head coach in 2018, holding a 1-6 record and winning by an average of 10 points. Bears fans can find a glimmer of hope in the Packers’ 2-3 record off a bye since 2018.

Here are the Chicago Bears odds and analysis on the Sunday Night Football matchup.

Packers heavy favorites over Bears

Below are the odds for the Bears vs. the Packers at sportsbooks in Illinois:

The total is . As of Tuesday evening, the Bears spread is between +11 to +12.5, depending on the Illinois sportsbook you choose.

Live odds list the spread on the Bears as .

Justin Fields to start Sunday

The most notable injury report for Chicago was quarterback Justin Fields, who didn’t play last game due to a rib injury sustained in Week 12 against the Ravens. However, Fields is now cleared to play Sunday night.

Though quarterback play has been one of many flaws for the Bears this season and Fields’ possible return to action shouldn’t cause much fluctuation in betting lines if he’s named QB1.

Chicago’s offense against Green Bay’s defense will be the determining matchup in this bout. Simply put, the Bears’ inability to score points has been their crutch for many years and Week 14 will be no different.

The Bears average a measly 17 points per game, ranking them 30th in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Packers’ 20 points allowed per game give them the fifth-best mark in the league.

Bears’ backers can find betting value in the point total with both teams combining for a 16-8 record on unders this season.

Aaron Rodgers continues dominance

The Packers quarterback went viral in Week 6 when cameras caught him telling the Soldier Field faithful that he still owns them. Unfortunately, Rodgers was right on the money with that statement.

The former Super Bowl MVP is 22-5 against Chicago, good for a .815 winning percentage. Since 1950, that’s the third-best winning percentage for any QB against a singular team in a minimum of 25 starts against them.

Bears fans can take solace in the fact that Rodgers hasn’t just been tormenting their team this season. The 38-year-old has led the Pack to a 9-3 record and holds the third-best odds to win MVP .

A key to Rodgers’s success is his ability to limit turnovers. This season, he’s only thrown four interceptions on 373 attempts. For reference, Fields has thrown eight interceptions on 198 attempts.

With the Bears only recording five interceptions this season, fans better hope they can flip over to the Bulls if things get ugly.

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