Here is a look at Bears vs. Packers odds on Sunday Night Football and a prediction for Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season.
As of midweek, this is one of four games in Week 2 in which the home team is listed as a double-digit favorite. Last season, such heavy choices (home or away) went 29-20-3 against the spread (ATS), including 43-9 straight up (SU).
Green Bay was favored by 12-plus points in three games in 2021, each time against one of its division rivals (Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions). The Packers covered each time en route to securing the NFC’s top seed in the playoffs.
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Here are Sunday Night Football odds from legal US sportsbooks, as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers look to keep this mini-streak going.
NFL · Sun (9/18) @ 8:22pm ET
|Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin|
Rodgers Looks to Get Pack on Track
Last week, Chicago rookie head coach Matt Eberflus, taking over for fired Matt Nagy, won in his debut against visiting San Francisco. The Bears overcame a 10-0 halftime deficit in earning a 19-10 victory as a 6.5-point underdog at swamp-like Soldier Field.
The Bears, who had the league’s worst defensive passer rating last season (103.3), had the best among the 32 teams in Week 1 (50.3), holding 49ers QB Trey Lance to 13-for-28 passing for 164 yards and an INT.
Green Bay, meanwhile, suffered its second-consecutive Week 1 beatdown, falling 23-7 at Minnesota as a 2.5-point dog. A year earlier, the Packers were 38-3 losers to New Orleans as a 3.5-point choice in a game played in Jacksonville. It was the most lopsided loss of the season for a team that was favored.
In last week’s opener, the Packers played without standout OLT David Bakhtiari and ORT Elgton Jenkins, and both remain questionable with knee issues as of midweek. But their backups did see significant action last season in GB’s 13-3 season. Also listed as questionable is OLG Jon Runyan (concussion vs. Vikings).
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, last year’s league MVP who is playing without WR Davante Adams (123 catches in 2021 and then traded to Las Vegas), completed only five passes to his starting WRs for 52 yards vs. Minnesota. He also was sacked four times behind a makeshift line, more than any time in last year’s regular season.
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Bears vs. Packers Betting Analysis & SNF Prediction
Rodgers famously blurted out “I own you” to Chicago fans last year, and it’s pretty much true. Green Bay has won six straight vs. the Bears (6-0 ATS) and over the past two seasons, he has thrown 14 TD passes without an INT.
But behind an offensive line that could be missing three starters, including both guys on his blind side, Rodgers might not be as productive this week.
However, the defense should thrive against second-year QB Justin Fields, who didn’t complete a pass to a tight end or a wide receiver in the first half of last week’s game against a 49ers team whose weak link is its secondary. Green Bay’s defensive backfield is the unit’s strength.
Prediction: Packers 28, Bears 10