NFL Picks 'Under' for Bears vs. Packers Sunday Night Football

Jeff Grant

Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:42 PM GMT

Both Chicago and Green Bay should have success on the ground at Lambeau Field, which makes the UNDER the top play for Sunday Night Football.

Team to score first prop (For full list visit the NFL Props Page)
CHI scores first  +140 (best at 5Dimes)     
GB scores first   -155 (best at BetOnline)  
-Offered By 5Dimes BetOnline

Now or Never
Chicago has dropped back-to-back games for the second time this season, which is important to consider when making your Week 10 NFL picks, but it has compiled a 7-1 SU record following a bye in its last eight opportunities.

The Bears will look to avenge a 38-17 defeat to the Packers as two-point home underdogs on Sept. 28—despite the fact that they won the statistical battle by a 496-358 margin.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 1-3 SUATS as road underdogs of 3.5 to 7 points, with the OVER going 3-1 in that situation.

Sunday Night Football Preview for Bears vs. Packers Complete with Odds & NFL Picks

 

All Systems Go
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has put together a 11-3 SUATS record versus Chicago in his career, which can’t be ignored when looking over the NFL odds, especially since his counterpart Jay Cutler has lost all three of his career trips to this historic venue.

The Packers have also captured seven of their last eight games following a bye, including wins in the last five—outscoring opponents by a significant 148-70 margin.

Since the start of the 2012 campaign, the squad is 7-1 SU and 5-3 ATS as home favorites of 3.5 to 7 points, with the OVER going 5-3 in those eight affairs.

 

Run Forte
NFL handicappers should definitely shop around and find different proposition bet offerings for Bears running back Matt Forte, as I believe he’s the most important player to handicap in this NFC North matchup.

He has rushed for 562 yards this season, including a season-high 122 on 23 carries in the first meeting against the Packers, while also ranking second in the league with 58 catches for 490 yards.

 

Domination
The Packers have some key injuries to monitor with starting guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) both being limited in practice early on this week, but it may not matter due to their 20-4-1 SU mark at home versus division opponents under McCarthy.

Rodgers has also been at his best in 11 career games on Sunday night—completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 23 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Opening NFL Odds for Bears vs. Packers in Week 10

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their top picks, as the UNDER has cashed in five of the last six meetings in this series when contested in Green Bay.

NFL Pick:  Under 53.5 at 5Dimes

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