The Green Bay Packers are 8-0 straight up and 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games played in Week 7. The Packers hope to continue that trend with a win at home on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears.
Green Bay is a 7.5-point home favorite at Lambeau Field at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last 13 games coming off a loss, the Packers are 10-3 SU.
Over the last decade, Aaron Rodgers has been one of the best and most reliable quarterbacks in the NFL. But through five games in 2016, Rodgers ranks 25th in the league in passing yards per game with just 234, 20th in passer rating at 88.4, and 26th in completion percentage at 60.2.
The Packers have survived the slump so far with a 3-2 SU record, but the team is now just 4-5 SU and 3-5-1 ATS over its last nine games. With the running game decimated by injuries, Rodgers will need to be better moving forward if the Packers hope to be a contender.
A game against Chicago could be just what the doctor ordered for Rodgers and the Packers. Green Bay is 12-3 SU and 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games against the Bears, per the OddsShark NFL Database, and Rodgers has a career passer rating of 107.3 against his division rival.
Betting Line / Total: Green Bay -7.5 / 46 Points
Trend: The Bears are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against the Packers.
Trend: The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Packers' last nine games at home.
The Bears ended last season on a 1-4 SU and ATS skid, and they've picked up where they left off in 2016. Chicago's 1-5 SU and ATS start brings the team's record to 2-9 SU and ATS over its last 11 games, including an 0-3 SU and ATS record on the road this season.
The Bears rank seventh-best in the NFL with 375.2 yards per game, but haven't converted that into many points, ranking 31st with 16.8 per game.
Thursday night's total is set at 46 points. The UNDER is 8-1 in Green Bay's last nine games at home.
Four of Green Bay's next five games come on the road, and all four of those opponents currently have records at .500 or better. At home against the struggling Bears -- and with their chances of making the playoffs at just 50.4 percent, according to website PredictionMachine.com -- Green Bay cannot afford a loss.
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 8:25 p.m. ET
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisc.