NFL Betting Lines NFC Championship Packers vs Bears Odds

January 22nd, 2011 by

packers vs bearsIt’s been repeated a million times this week already but it bears mentioning a million and one times, at least, because the fact that the Green Bay Packers (12-6) and the Chicago Bears (12-5) have met only once before in the NFL playoffs (before the advent of color TV) is one of the most mind-boggling things in the NFL gambling action you’re likely to ever hear.

These are two of the oldest professional football teams in the country and together they form the oldest rivalry in the sport. Just to put things in perspective, these teams have met each other 182 times in the regular season and the post season. This is a rivalry dating all the way back to 1921 -4 decades before the creation of the modern day NFL.

And with that kind of history between these two teams you can be sure than when they meet again this weekend for remarkably just the second time in the post season during that historic span it’s going to be a great game.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 3:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Packers as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 43.5.

According to the odds NFL odds makers cooked for this game all indications seem to point to a close game. And recent history would report such a result.

The two NFC North rivals met twice during the regular season. The Bears took the first game 20-17 at home. In the second meeting between these two teams just 3 weeks ago (Week 17) the Packers got the W in a 10-3 slugfest.

There’s a couple important things to take away from these numbers the first of which is that teams match up well against one another and with the average margin of victory at just 5.0 ppg it should be a very close game indeed. Also, these teams combined score just 50 points in two games (12.5 ppg per team) and with nasty weather predicted this isn’t likely to be a high-scoring affair. That being said, the 43.5 over/under in the NFL betting odds action might be worth taking a look at.

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