NFL Bears v. Packers 8/28

NFL Odds: Bears-Packers on Thursday Night Football. The NFL’s longest-standing rivalry continues Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, CBS) when the Chicago Bears meet the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. These two teams have played each other 194 times since 1921, and it’s all even at 94-94-6 heading into their latest showdown. However, the Packers have won six of the last seven games, and they’re 7.5-point favorites at press time at Bovada  with a total of 45.5.

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Green Bay (2-1 SU, 1-2 ATS) is one of the better teams in the NFL, and arguably the most popular according to Bovada handicappers , but the Packers haven’t covered since Week 1, and they needed overtime to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 last Sunday as 8-point home favorites. The Packers lost yet another offensive lineman in that game: RT Kyle Murphy (foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

The Bears (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS) got their first win of 2017 last Sunday in another overtime thriller, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-17 as 7.5-point home dogs. But they’re also growing perilously thin on the offensive line; center Hroniss Grasu (hand) left the game early and remains iffy for Thursday, as does RG Josh Sitton (ribs). Safety Quintin Demps is out indefinitely as well with a broken forearm.