Aaron Rodgers An Underdog Against Bears for First Time in Nearly a Decade
There’s no denying that Aaron Rodgers is incredible. Not only is Rodgers already considered an all-time great quarterback, but the Packers’ signal-caller has also been a great friend to NFL bettors.
In his career (both regular and postseason games), Rodgers is 97-69-5 (58.4%) against the spread (ATS) according to our Bet Labs software.
Since Rodgers took over as Green Bay’s starter in 2008, only Tom Brady (+26.77 units) has been more profitable for bettors than Aaron’s +24.62 units.
The Packers quarterback has especially tortured the Chicago Bears, posting a 15-6 (71.4%) ATS record.
In addition, Green Bay has closed as a betting favorite over Chicago in 20 of those 21 games. The last time Rodgers was an underdog to the Bears was on Dec. 22, 2008 when Green Bay lost, 20-17, to Chicago, but covered the 4-point closing spread.
As of Thursday morning, the Bears are 6-point home favorites for Sunday’s Week 15 game against the Packers, meaning that Rodgers is likely to close as an underdog to Chicago for the first time in almost a decade and only the second time in his career.
Interestingly, Rodgers has been an underdog of six or more points only six times in his career, and he’s gone 4-2 ATS in those games.
The majority of bettors aren’t showing much confidence in Rodgers’ ability to cover this spread as 61% of spread tickets are laying the points with Chicago, according to The Action Network’s public betting data.
This article was originally posted on ActionNetwork.com by PJ Walsh. Sports Insights is part of The Action Network.