One of the best Vegas scores and odds contests this week in football is the clash between the Bears vs. Packers.
The current Vegas point spread is Green Bay -9.5 with a total of 42 or 42.5.
The best sports picks experts use different key handicapping numbers than the square player. Here is a preview of that game from a handicapping standpoint.
In comparing yards per rush on offense, the superiority from a statistical standpoint goes to Green Bay by .1.
Passing yards per completion is another gauge utilized by bettors. The advantage is possessed by the Green Bay Packers by .3.
Possibly the most utilized number by professional bettors is yards per point. From the offensive viewpoint the positive checkmark is in the column of the Chicago Bears by 1.1.
Now go to the key numbers on the defensive side of the ball. The yards per rush guide says the better run defense is Chicago by .8.
The superior passing yards per completion data on defense give the upper hand to the Bears by .9.
In terms of yards per point, the better defense is Green Bay by 2.7. Turnover margin is the Green Bay Packers by six.
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.
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Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): Chicago is 8-22 as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0.
Green Bay 19-9 to NFC North.
Over/under trends: Chicago has gone over 8-0 in January, yet under 42-18 as road underdogs.
Green Bay under 7-1 off win and the series has gone under five straight.