Green Bay Packers versus Chicago Bears NFL Pro Football Pick Prediction Odds Preview 12-16-2012

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The Green Bay Packers will travel in NFC North divisional play as they face the Chicago Bears in a week fifteen NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Chicago is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.

The betting odds opened up in this NFL game with the road team Green Bay Packers favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 42 points. Early money has not moved this betting line as Green Bay remains favored by -2 ½ points. The total has not moved off the opener of 42 points.

These NFC North rivals met back on September 13th on a Thursday night game with the Packers posting the 23-10 home win as a -5 point favorite. The total landed under 50 ½ points. The Bears offense struggled in the loss as they are held to just three points after three quarters. Chicago posted just 168 offensive yards all game. Jay Cutler threw four picks in defeat. NFL Trend: Green Bay Packers are 4-0 to the under in their past four games.

The Packers enter play with a record of 9-4 on the season and holds a one game lead on the Chicago Bears for first place. With a win on Sunday and a Vikings loss the Green Bay Packers will clinch the NFL North division.Green Bay is hot with two straight wins and victories in seven of their past eight games. They beat the Detroit Lions on Sunday night football by the score of 27-20 as a -6 point favorite with the total going under 48 points. The Packers are not the explosive offense we have seen from the past several seasons. They are mid pack in many offensive categories. They average 24 points and give up 21 a game. Aaron Rodgers is completing 67% of his throws with 29 touchdowns and 8 picks.

The Bears are 5-2 straight up at home as they play their final regular season game in their stadium. They close out at Arizona and at Detroit. The Bears are struggling at the wrong time as they are losers of two straight and four of their past five games. They come off the 21-14 road defeat last week at Minnesota as a -1 point favorite. The Bears defense deserved better allowing Minnesota just 248 yards of offense. The Chicago offense pushes across just 314 yards a game and 28th in all of the NFL. Their passing attack is 27th in pro football as the team throws for 191 yards a game. On the injury report quarterback Jay Cutler is listed as probable with a stiff neck that forced his exit from last week’s game. Cutler has 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on the season and an under 60% completion percentage. Cutler has four touchdowns and five picks in his past four starts.