Green Bay has had it easy against Chicago of late and look for back-to-back wins after beating NFC North rivals Minnesota last weekend. The Packers lost three straight games, before returning to their winnings ways last Sunday.
The win over Minnesota of 30-13 moved Green Bay back into first place in the division.
Chicago had won two games back to back before losing to Denver last weekend 17-15, which has dimmed their hopes of a wildcard spot in the NFC.
Key injuries have hurt Chicago this season. Matt Forte, Eddie Royal and Alshon Jeffery are all questionable for the game Thursday due to a short week this week of preparation. Forte is the team’s best rusher, while the other two are targets for Jay Cutler the Bears quarterback.
Green Bay and MVP Aaron Rodgers have also had their share of injuries. Rodgers hurt his shoulder, but is no longer on the injury report. He threw two touchdowns in the win over Minnesota last week.
It appears as though Eddie Lacy the star running back for the Packers has returned to form after gaining 112 yards last week, after three miserable weeks with nagging injuries during their losing streak.
In Week 1, the Packers beat Chicago 31-23 as Rodgers had 3 touchdown passes and no interceptions.
Green Bay will use a halftime ceremony at the game to retire the No. 4 of Brett Favre.
Cutler the Chicago quarterback has a record of 1-11 against Green Bay over his career with 22 interceptions.
Green Bay has won 10 of the past 11 games against Chicago.
The OVER has cashed in each for the past 4 games between the two teams.
The favorite has covered the spread in each of the past 4 games between these two teams.
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the past 7 game played in Green Bay between the two teams.
Latest Line: Green Bay vs Chicago
Favorite: Green Bay, -8 Over/Under: 45
Chicago arrives at this game with a record of 4-6 straight up and 6-4 against the spread, while Green Bay is 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS.
The Bears on the road are 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS, while the Packers at home are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS.
Lean: Green Bay -8