Packers vs. Bears, Vegas Odds: Breakdown of NFC Championship Game

Joe DuffyAnalyst IJanuary 23, 2011

The Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears NFL point spread is Green Bay (-3.5) with a total of 42.5. takes a look at the football betting matchup using key numbers employed by professional gamblers.

In comparing yards per rush on offense, the better numbers belong to Chicago by .1.

As far as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the upper hand is for Green Bay by .3.

According to yards per point, the more efficient offense is Chicago by .5.

Defensively the more stingy team based on yards per rush is Chicago by a significant .9.

The superior defense in terms of passing yards per completion the Chicago Bears by .7.

The yards per point statistic used by the best sports handicappers says the superior defense is the Green Bay Packers by 2.7.

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Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): The Packers are 8-3 after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. But the Pack are 1-5 as favorites. Green Bay is 9-3 in Chicago.

The Bears are 6-1 against teams with a winning record, but 5-15 after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game and 2-9 last 11 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0.

Over/under trends: Green Bay under 8-2 road and over 18-7 after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

Chicago over 6-1 overall, under 61-30 as underdog. The series has gone under six straight.