Bears vs. Packers Thursday Night Football Betting Preview

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The Green Bay Packers have only lost once either straight up or against the spread in their last 10 games against the Chicago Bears. Those division rivals will renew hostilities on Thursday night as they cap off the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day tripleheader at Lambeau Field.

The Packers opened as 7-point home favorites against the Bears for their Thursday night meeting at sportsbooks monitored by, but that line was quickly bet up to nine points with Green Bay backers jumping on the spread. Chicago last beat Green Bay back in 2013, and prior to that in 2010. Dating back to 2006 the Packers are 14-6 both SU and ATS against the Bears.

Green Bay finally found its way back to the win column last week, topping the Vikings 30-13 in Minnesota as a 1-point underdog to move back into a tie with them for top spot in the NFC North standings at 7-3 straight up and 6-4 against the spread. The Packers went into last week riding a three-game skid that saw them lose to Denver, Carolina, and Detroit.

Chicago is three games behind Green Bay and Minnesota in the NFC North standings at 4-6 SU and 6-4 ATS on the season, with the Bears falling 17-15 at home to Denver last week but managing to cover as 2.5-point underdogs. That put the Bears at 3-0 ATS in their last three games, and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games dating back to early October.

Kickoff for the game on Thursday night is set for 8:30pm ET. Check out the complete Bears vs. Packers matchup report at

Two other games are then on tap for Thursday afternoon this week, with the Detroit Lions hosting the Philadelphia Eagles at Ford Field in a 12:30pm ET kickoff, and the Dallas Cowboys getting a visit from the Carolina Panthers in a 4:30pm ET kickoff.

The Lions opened as a 1.5-point home underdog against the Eagles, but that game has shifted to a pick’em at many sportsbooks. The Cowboys opened as a 1-point home underdog against the undefeated Panthers, with Carolina having since shifted to a 2-point favorite.

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.


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