Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams tries to get past Tennessee Titans’ Malcolm Butler during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
- The Green Bay Packers are four-point road favorites over the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field and the total is 50.5 points
- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown an NFL-leading 44 touchdowns passes this season, one off his career high
- A look at the top player prop bets for Packers-Bears can be found below
Both teams have quite a bit on the line when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday at Soldier Field.
While the Packers (12-3) have wrapped up the NFC Central title, they can clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs with a victory. That would give Green Bay a bye to the divisional round and assure it home-field advantage through the NFC playoffs.
The Bears (8-7) will reach the playoffs with a win. That seemed impossible a few weeks ago when Chicago lost six games in a row before bouncing back by winning its last three behind Mitchell Trubisky.
Here is a look at some prop bets available for the game in which the Packers are favored by four points and the total is 50.5.
Packers vs Bears Player Props
|Passer||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TDs|
|Aaron Rodgers (GB)||25.5 (O -110 | U -120)||294.5 (O -115 | U -115)||2.5 (O +115 | U -145)|
|Mitchell Trubisky (CHC)||22.5 (O -120 | U -110)||252.5 (O -115) | U -115)||1.5 (O -130 | U +100)|
|Rusher||Rushing Attempts||Rushing Yards||Rushing + Receiving Yards|
|Aaron Jones (GB)||14.5 (O -125 | U -105)||64.5 (O +105 | U -135)||85.5 (O -115 | U -115)|
|Aaron Rodgers (GB)||N/A||9.5 (O -110) | U -120)||N/A|
|David Montgomery (CHI)||17.5 (O -130 | U +100)||78.5 (O -115) | U -115)||108.5 (O -115 | U -115)|
|Mitchell Trubisky (CHI)||N/A||14.5 (O -120) | U -110)||N/A|
|Receiver||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Davante Adams (GB)||7.5 (O +120 | U -150)||88.5 (O -115 | U -115)||26.5 (O -115 | U -115)|
|Allen Lazard (GB)||3.5 (O -120 | U -110)||43.5 (O -115 | U -115)||20.5 (O -105 | U -125)|
|Robert Tonyan (GB)||2.5 (O -160 | U +130)||31.5 (O -115 | U -115)||16.5 (O -115 | U -115)|
|Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB)||1.5 (O -190 | U +155)||23.5 (O -115 | U -115)||14.5 (O -120 | U -110)|
|Aaron Jones (GB)||2.5 (O -130 | U +100)||17.5 (O -120 | U -110)||10.5 (O -120 | U -110)|
|Allen Robinson (CHI)||5.5 (O -150 | U +120)||75.5 (O -115 | U -115)||24.5 (O -110 | U -120)|
|Darnell Mooney (CHI)||3.5 (O -105 | U -125)||36.5 (O -115 | U -115)||17.5 (O -115 | U -115)|
|David Montgomery (CHI)||3.5 (O -120 | U -110)||24.5 (O -115 | U -115)||12.5 (O -120 | U -110)|
Odds taken Jan. 2 from William Hill
An .800 Winning Percentage
Rodgers has been a nightmare matchup for the Bears seemingly since Vince Lombardi coached the Packers and George Halas was his counterpart in Chicago.
OK, it hasn’t been quite that long. However, Rodgers has a 20-5 record against the Bears.
We all remember this…
Aaron Rodgers first game back after breaking his collarbone vs the Bears earlier that year. Converting 3 4th-down conversions on this drive to send GB to the playoffs and the Bears packing.
I get chills every time I watch this.pic.twitter.com/LOk2NPzwxA
— GBP Daily (@GBPdaily) January 2, 2021
Rodgers and the Packers obviously have a lot to play for here. No opponent wants to play Green Bay on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in a playoff game. And Rodgers can make one final push for his third MVP.
The Bears defense is solid, ranking 11th in the league in total yards allowed and 13th in passing. However, Rodgers cut through it in Week 12 when he completed 21 of 29 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-25 win in Green Bay.
Rodgers likely would have had more yards, but Green Bay did not throw much after building a 41-10 lead in the third quarter. He also spread the ball around as four different receivers had touchdowns.
Pick: Aaron Rodgers over 2.5 touchdown passes (1 unit, +115)
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Can Trubisky Be Trusted?
Trubisky has made the most of his second chance to be the Bears’ starting quarterback after being benched in favor of Nick Foles early in the season.
In the five games since returning to the lineup, Trubisky has a 99.3 passer rating. He has completed 68% of his passes for 1,243 yards and 10 touchdowns with four interceptions.
Here is a clip of every impactful completion that Mitchell Trubisky had last week against the Vikings. There are some nice throws in there (he consistently used to airmail those deep crossers off PA), but most of the damage was done via boots and play action … pic.twitter.com/aqMRUV4NI3
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) December 27, 2020
While Trubisky has also led the Bears to three straight wins, the caliber of the competition needs to be considered. The Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars have a combined record of 11-34 this season. That is one less win that the Packers have.
The Bears have scored 30 or more points in four straight games for the first time since 1965 but it is still hard to totally buy into Trubisky, who has been inconsistent throughout his four-year career, especially facing the Packers.
The Packers have the sixth-best pass defense in the league. It will be tough for Trubisky to solve in a must-win game.
Pick: Mitchell Trubisky under 252.5 passing yards (-115, 1 unit)
Packers vs Bears Scoring Props
|Player||Odds to Score 1st TD||Odds to Score Any TD|
|Davante Adams (GB)||+490||-165|
|Aaron Jones (GB)||+750||+105|
|David Montgomery (CHIC)||+750||-105|
|A.J. Dillon (GB)||+900||+135|
|Allen Robinson (CHI)||+900||+130|
|Robert Tonyan (GB)||+1000||+155|
|Allen Lazard (GB)||+1500||+240|
|Jamaal Williams (GB)||+1500||+240|
|Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB)||+1500||+240|
|Cole Kmet (CHI)||+1700||+300|
Odds taken Jan. 2 from FanDuel
Who Will Score?
It is hard to bet against Packers wide receiver Davante Adams scoring the game’s first touchdown. He has scored TDs early and often this season.
Adams’ 17 touchdown receptions are one away from the franchise record set by Sterling Sharpe in 1994. Furthermore, Adams has scored the Packers’ first TD in four of their last five games.
.@tae15adams DIVES in for the TD!#TENvsGB | #GoPackGo
Watch live 📱 https://t.co/Rx5eGctCI0 pic.twitter.com/6KjOXsGJEs
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 28, 2020
Let’s go with Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson as anytime scorer. He caught two touchdown passes against the Packers in the first meeting this year and has six TDs this season.
Picks: Davante Adams to score first TD (+490, 0.5 unit), Allen Robinson to score anytime TD (+130, 0.5 unit)
John Perrotto has been covering and writing about sports for various outlets for over 40 years. His work has appeared in the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and more. John is based out of Beaver Falls, PA.