A 7-point underdog on advanced lines offered last week in Las Vegas, the Bears have drawn money from professional bettors ahead of their Week 15 trip to Green Bay. Late in the week, the point spread sits between Packers -4 and -4.5 on oddsboards.
The Bears have found some late-season momentum, winning three games in a row and four of their last five. Most recently, they handled the Cowboys by a 31-24 count as 3-point home underdogs last Thursday (Chicago is still the NFL’s worst bet, with a 4-9 record against the spread). The Packers, meanwhile, are coming off an uninspired 20-15 win as 13-point home chalk over the Redskins.
“Green Bay was probably just going through the motions last week against Washington. I think we’ll see Green Bay’s best effort this week,” oddsmaker Robert Walker said on this week’s edition of The Bet Pro Football Podcast presented by BetIndiana.
Sharps, though, are taking the points this weekend, and will be on the opposite side of recreational bettors.
“The public is going to be on Green Bay; the pros are definitely fading Green Bay, for whatever reason,” Walker told host Matt Perrault.
The public money will overwhelm the respected money, a dynamic that makes Walker a bit uneasy.
“I think we’re going to need Chicago in this game, and I’d feel much better about 6 or 7 than I do 4, 4.5,” he said.
Listen to the entire podcast, where Perrault and Walker discuss much more on the Week 15 card, below or here.